Pearson Editorial Content Producer in Hoboken, New Jersey

Editorial Content Producer


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Job Description Summary

The Editorial Content Producer partners with the Portfolio Manager (Acquisitions Editor) to execute on a competitive product strategy based on analysis of market conditions. Product delivery platforms include NextGen digital courseware (REVEL), learning apps, and printed books; strategy evolves with changing market needs.

The Content Producer manages and oversees assigned programs that are comprised of multiple program components (projects), through strategic planning and controlling the program scope, budget, costs, time schedules, quality and timely delivery of all program components. The Content Producer manages dependencies for all program components.

The Content Producer communicates the program plan to a cross-functional team, and demonstrates leadership and collaboration in implementing and executing the plan. The Content Producer identifies and escalates risks, and creates risk-mitigations plans.

Job Duties

  • Planning:collaborates with Portfolio Manager to create program plan and P&L, with particular attention to product delivery strategy, resource and budget needs, and schedule needs.

  • Content Plan: clarifies deliverables for each program component. Communicates requirements for each program component to cross-functional team, and ensures final content achieves approved content plan.

  • Schedule:establishes coordinated high-level schedule for all program components; monitors and controls schedule dependencies for program components.

  • Resources:identifies and secures resources where necessary for program (vendors, content contributors). Guides and monitors work from all resources to achieve content, schedule, and budget requirements.

  • Budget:responsible for budget performance of the program, communicates budgets to all parties, maintains overview of budget performance against approved plan/signed P&L.

  • Quality:communicates quality control plan to program team, and monitors implementation of plan.

  • Communication:plans, organizes, and leads periodic meetings of the program team to evaluate status, problem-solve, and mitigate risks.

  • Problem solving:collaborates with decision makers and stakeholders to resolve conflicts between plan and execution of various aspects of program plan.


  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills based on collecting and analyzing available, relevant, and reliable information, learning who to ask for input, and acting upon the analysis in a timely and effective manner.

  • Strong leadership skills, including developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, seeks out diverse perspectives and is approachable.

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex programs with interrelated asset and timing dependencies.

  • Provides strong, timely, and appropriate written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to balance thinking with action; able to redefine problems when working in ambiguity. Takes initiative and leads change.

  • Flexible and adaptable in navigating roadblocks and creating innovative solutions.

  • Identifies areas of improvement, plans a strategy, and acts independently to create or promote improvement.

  • Exhibits curiosity and learning agility to discover and understand market and customer requirements.

  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and lead cross-functional teams.

  • Behaves ethically and with integrity.

  • Strong financial management skills and decision making.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 2-4 years job experience required, preferably in higher education academic publishing (editorial, sales, or marketing).

  • Digital content/product management experience preferred.

  • PMP Certification and/or experience working in an agile workflow preferred

  • Proficiency with PC & Mac, including Microsoft Office. Experience with project management tools such as Smartsheet or Microsoft Project preferred but not necessary.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 11, 2017

Req ID: 1707072