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Production Assistant

The Production Assistant will assist the Director to manage all stages of the production process, ensuring schedules are met and high quality standards are maintained in a cost effective manner.

The requirements of the role include:

– maintaining relationships with current printers throughout Europe and Asia

– compiling accurate print specifications

– sourcing competitive comparative cost estimates for specifications

– monitoring progress against production schedules

– proactively maintaining clear communication between printers, shippers, external clients, and internal editorial, sales and design departments

– projecting book delivery schedules and coordinating logistics

– invoicing, processing payments and keeping accounts records

The successful applicant will also be required to prepare schedules and summaries to report on their duties to the Director on a regular basis, and undertake other tasks as required to fulfill the needs of Black Dog Publishing and Artifice Books on Architecture.

The salary for the role is £16,000–£18,000 per annum depending on experience.

The hours of work are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday at our office in King’s Cross, London.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The role would suit a recent graduate or young professional with a background in arts administration, keen to gain experience in a publishing environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and capabilities:

- evidence of prior administrative or production experience

- an interest in illustrated publishing

– excellent organisational and project management skills

– efficient time management abilities, with a proven capacity to work speedily and accurately, showing careful attention to detail

– clear and proactive communication skills

– proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team

– a proactive and common sense approach to finding solutions to meet deadlines under pressure

- a personable and professional manner

– proficiency in MS Office Suite and Mac systems

 

TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter that clearly states how your experience and skills meet the Person Specification to Marianne Templeton at office@blackdogonline.com with Production Assistant clearly stated in the subject header.

 

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 18 July 2014.

 

Internships

We currently require interns to work on a number of forthcoming projects within Black Dog's editorial, design and sales & marketing departments.

Editorial internships at Black Dog involve undertaking a varied and diverse work load on any number of different projects. Work duties range from assisting with the initial stages of research of a project and helping to oversee its smooth running until completion. In addition to research, you will also be responsible for liaising with contributing writers, fact-checking, general administration and potential writing work.

Sales & Marketing internships at Black Dog involve preparing and sending out sales material to booksellers and our sales reps, updating title information and helping out with general administrative tasks. We are looking for candidates who are highly organised, computer literate and able to handle a busy and varied workload. 

New Development internships at Black Dog would suit a candidate with a passion for development, the arts and publishing. The role would involve assisting in research and data management of new approaches to international bodies including galleries, museums, organisations, academics and private companies. Tasks undertaken include liaising with clients, arranging development meetings and co-ordinating mailings to new approaches. Candidates should be highly organised, have a good knowledge of MS Office and the ability to communicate professionally with potential clients.

Design internships at Black Dog involve supporting our in-house design team on a range of different projects at various stages of book production. Work duties range from assisting with the initial stages of compiling, managing and organising large amounts of visual material, such as scanning, touching up & picture research in conjunction with editorial, moving on to working with page layouts and final stage proofing. Ideal candidates will have a high degree of Photoshop and InDesign experience and be happy to work at a basic level across several projects. For design internships, applicants must send a pdf of work examples or a link to a website where examples of work can be seen. Please limit email attachments to a total of 4MB; portfolio files over this size will not be accepted.

Internships last for the duration of three months; though Black Dog Publishing are happy to accommodate interns on a part-time basis, we would encourage full time commitment where possible as this creates greater familiarity and efficiency with workloads. All travel costs within London Zones 1-2 will be reimbursed.

If you would like to submit an application, please send a covering letter, specifying which internship position you are interested in, and your CV to Marianne Templeton: office@blackdogonline.com

Please note due to the high number of applications received we are unable to reply to all applicants individually.