Publishing Services Manager [JOB POSTING]

Publishing Services Manager

Publishing Services Manager – Full-time

£32,900 to £40,000 dependant on experience

Closing date: 4th October 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join emc design, one of the UK’s leading design agencies for the publishing industry as our Publishing Services Manager. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation for producing high-end, multi-component resources (print and digital) for international educational publishers. Industry-leading clients return to us because we have a team of exceptional people who deliver stunning design, on budget and to deadline.

The Publishing Services team is an integral part of the company which supplements and supports our core design services. The role of Publishing Services Manager is to oversee the department’s day-to-day needs as well as its ongoing growth as part of the senior management team. The role is responsible for bringing the multi-faceted, non-design tasks within the studio together, ensuring all aspects of these elements (editorial production, quality control, art-buying, project management) are delivered on-time, to budget and with our exacting standards for quality. 

The role encompasses a business development side where, along with other senior managers, the department looks for areas to grow into, including adding in new services and skills as well as bringing in its own cash-flow, profitably and sustainably. 

The Publishing Services Manager is the department’s champion and representative at senior management level as well as reporting key information to board meetings. They work closely with the Production Manager to ensure the department is running to maximum efficiency using the latest tools and software and where necessary develop these to help structure the department.

A successful candidate will:

  • possess a drive to always be making improvements
  • have an analytical approach to strategically better the department and company
  • have the personality and acumen to develop new contacts and business
  • be expected to be an advocate for the company at industry events/networking opportunities
  • have experience of managing a team
  • have experience of project management
  • have an advantage if they have worked in a similar role (such as Commissioning Editor, Senior Project Manager) within the publishing/media/service based industry.

A full job description, including person spec and competency framework, is available to read at

This is a full-time position based at our studio in Bedfordshire. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to by 4th October.

This is a complex role, so if you don’t meet all of the job specifications, then it may still be worth applying. We have a culture of training people and developing skills.

EMC Design is an equal opportunities employer.

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