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Black Library Production Manager: Nottingham, UK

About the Job

Do you want to help grow Black Library sales through ensuring that we always deliver the right books to the right place at the right time and at the right cost? Can you do this and never compromise on quality?

Are you excited by managing all of Black Library’s production team and production processes to deliver a continuously evolving and improving release plan across all product types and formats? Are you excited by the challenge of working with the production team to continuously review and improve all elements of Black Library production? Are you able to build effective and productive working relationships with key parts of the Games Workshop business to ensure that Black Library is always working with the very best suppliers?  Are you able to set the highest quality standards and ensure that they are delivered with every product, no matter what? Do you want to be a part of Black Library’s lasting legacy and contribute to its product range and ongoing growth?

You will be directly responsible for producing ALL Black Library books in both physical and digital formats – whilst this is predominantly books, Black Library all produce audio books, audio dramas and merchandise. In doing this you will be managing; Digital Book Design, Graphic Design, Audio Production and Engineering, Typesetting, French and German Translation, Scheduling, Stock Co-ordination and Editorial Support. This role will require you to work collaboratively with many parts of the Games Workshop business in order to get books made and then ensure that they end up in the right place to be sold. Please note that in the context of this role, producing means making not creating. Black Library has an editorial team that takes care of all story creation.

This is a big job with a lot of managerial responsibility. We know what makes this job hard is always holding the line on quality no matter what time pressures and commercial pressures are thrown at you and your team. To be successful in this role you will need a cheerful resilience and always be looking for ways to improve all areas of your responsibility.  To be successful in this role you will need to be driven and ambitious from day 1, never satisfied, always wanting more and better.

Working at Games Workshop

At Games Workshop we are looking for people who will do their best to understand the needs of the company and to put those needs first when they are at work. Because of this we believe that what you are like, hence the attitude you show to work and the way you choose to behave is even more important than your skills or experience.

Other Essential Information

Closing date: Applications must be received by Wednesday 28th February 2018.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply you must send us a letter telling us why you want this job. We select candidates for interview on the content of their letters. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for.

No letter, no interview.

It may also help to include an up-to-date CV. When you have gathered this information, you can click here to apply.