Project Manager for Publishing Company

25000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual
03 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager - permanent
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
GBP25,000 to GBP28,000 depending on experience
Salary on application
We are seeking a talented Project Manager to join our production team. They must be a self-starter and ready to work in a fast-paced publishing environment.
Our portfolio of souvenir event programmes, show guides, membership magazines and B2B publications span various industries from motorsport, marine, food, drink, equine, fashion and pets to name but a few. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our production team based in our office in Hatfield.
As Project Manager your main duties will be:
Take ownership of projects, from inception to delivery of PDFs to print
Create and manage project flatplans
Ensure all project deadlines are met
Act as main point of communication for all aspects of the project
Sourcing text and image content from contributors
Meet with clients, obtaining briefs, understanding and following brand guidelines
Writing and sub-editing supplied copy
Brief the design team
Work on multiple of projects at any one time
Finalising pages for approval, and signing pages off for printing
Working closely with the sales team, help maximise revenue opportunities

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience leading print and digital projects and to develop their skills and career in publishing.

Skills required:
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to manage change and remain flexible
Excellent written and verbal communication
Calm even when under pressure
Can work as part of a team
Experience of print production and an awareness of digital publishing
Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite of products especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as QuarkXPress an advantage
Commercial awareness

Previous Project Management experience preferable and a Degree level or relevant qualification desirable