Employment Opportunities

Top That Publishing Ltd is an innovative, creative and energetic company with a passion for books and apps. Based in a beautiful part of Suffolk, the purpose-built premises are spacious and well-situated by the river and marina. Top That Publishing produces over 300 children's and adults' titles per year, aimed at international markets especially the UK, US and Australia. We are looking for dynamic, dedicated employees who can work at a fast pace in an informal environment. Working at Top That Publishing is challenging but fun!

Top That Publishing Ltd is a Tide Mill Media PLC company.

Production Controller

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a Production Controller, to report directly to the Production Director. The ideal candidate will be able to use their own initiative and work well under pressure and within a team. They will have an ability to identify improvements and the initiative to carry them through to conclusion.

What you’ll be doing

  • Liaise with printers and internal departments to manage and maintain production scheduling processes.
  • Ensure production schedules fully meet customer requirements and are communicated, displayed and tracked for all Top That publications.
  • Develop and support the daily management cycle – quickly identifying tight deadlines, potential delays and helping to manage customer expectations. Communicating and escalating as appropriate and expediting problem resolution.
  • Monitor the progress of all products from design through to delivery and ensure all updates, both internally and externally are communicated in a timely response.

Experience / Skills Required

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written / verbal, and good organisational ability of self and others.
  • Ability to work autonomously under pressure, managing own time to enable the meeting of deadlines for goals and objectives.
  • The ability to communicate well and present issues in simple language that is easily understood as you will be communicating with people where English is not their first language.
  • Use of Microsoft office and network systems.
  • Be commercially aware and understand how decisions have financial consequences.
  • Be able to think through problems and challenges in a logical and intelligent manner.
  • Knowledge of printing and/or publishing is not essential but would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of shipping and freight forwarding is not essential but would be an advantage.


Junior Business Intelligence Developer

The Role:

We’re looking to recruit a Junior Business Intelligence Developer to expand our technical team.  The job is working closely with the Head of Digital Development and you will form part of a small team involved in implementing the company's Business Intelligence strategy.

What you’ll be doing

  • Support the design and development of in house created IT systems, databases and online web-based products
  • Communicating / interacting with members of the wider team, to understand their requirements
  • Meet project goals and specifications in terms of time, cost and performance
  • Process and respond to IT requests within defined timeframes
  • Provide hands-on training and problem solving for users as required

What you’ll need to have/be

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and its associate languages
  • Previous experience in a LAMP stack environment
  • An understanding of front end development using JavaScript and its associated libraries; HTML 5, JQuery, Bootstrap
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Experience of working within a technical role within a busy office based environment
  • Flexible and adaptable with a proactive and positive attitude
  • Professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to remain calm, polite and patient in high-pressure situations
  • Highly analytical, adaptable and flexible
  • Self-motivated, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to users
  • Ambitious and keen to learn
  • A professional attitude towards business practise

Also beneficial

  • Linux /Ubuntu Command Line & Bash Scripting
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies including web services, systems integration, systems infrastructure and security issues
  • Knowledge on graphic design using Photoshop, InDesign etc.
  • Any iOS / Android experience


To apply for positions at Top That Publishing, please send your CV and current salary details to Jo Fenn, either by email to jo@topthatpublishing.com or post to:
Top That Publishing, Marine House, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AP

Top That Publishing Ltd is a Tide Mill Media PLC company.