Job title: Programme Controller
Company: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Location: Leicester LE4 1BR
Salary: TBC depending on experience
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected]
Closing date: 17/09/2021

Job description
Programme Controller

Department: Production and Operations

Reports to: Operations Manager

Based: Sweet Cherry Publishing, Units 1-4, Tolwell Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1BR

The Role:

In this role, you will be an integral member of Sweet Cherry’s growing Operations team.
Streamline processes into a defined workflow and manage the editorial programme of a growing children’s list.

Essential Duties:

  • Create and manage schedules with the Managing Editor, Art Director and Operations Manager
  • Add all titles to the Title Management system
  • Add all titles to the project management/production management system
  • Send all metadata live and feeds to all recipients correctly
  • Maintain all data on title management
  • Add data to Amazon and maintain key data such as dates and prices, availability
  • Add new titles to Inflow system
  • Take part in development and pitching
  • Communicate and keep up to date project schedules and printing schedules
  • Monitor schedules and alert team to delays and issues in schedules and help find the solution
  • Manage the approval process for sign offs to ensure done in a timely manner and files go to print on time

Essential Skills and Interests:

  • Experienced in Operations, Metadata, Production
  • The ability to work with Adobe software, InDesign and Stison (or similar)
  • Knowledge and experience of book publishing and workflows
  • A good understanding of both trade and co-edition publishing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organised with great attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects environment
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A positive can-do attitude and willingness to learn and adapt quickly

About Us: Sweet Cherry Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We are a small team with a big mission! We believe that all children should have access to great stories and endeavour to break down the barriers which often get in the way of reading. We are proud of our Leicester heritage and work very closely with the local community to increase literacy rates and promote reading for pleasure. We are a positive and fun team with kindness, success and collaboration at the core of our values. We are proud to represent our authors and are passionate about sharing engaging stories with children of all abilities and backgrounds.

Company Mission Statement: Bringing great stories within everyone’s reach.

Company Values: Kindness, Fun, Positivity, Collaboration, Helping Society

What we offer:

  • Training and Development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free onsite parking
  • Workplace pension

Working Hours: 40 hours per week (flexible) Monday to Friday. Core office hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm. (30 minute or 1 hour lunch unpaid)

Holiday: 20 days plus bank holidays