Pearson Commissioning Editor in Oxford, United Kingdom
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Commissioning international curriculum product for global markets
The International Curriculum team is seeking a Commissioning Editor to join our team, to develop innovative and market-appropriate resources for global schools markets. The successful candidate for this exciting role will be responsible for researching, commissioning and delivering on time and to budget our ambitious publishing plan, with an emphasis on digital content. The key area of focus will be curriculum for British curriculum schools overseas. Some travel to regional conferences and international schools is required.
You will research, commission and oversee an extensive range of publishing projects up to editorial handover, manage the financial performance of the list and contribute to ongoing team publishing strategy. You will take responsibility for a portfolio of projects in the publishing plan, carrying out the necessary research, making project proposals, managing authors and conducting financial assessments as required. This role will have a particular focus on teacher support materials and assessments.
Research market(s) and competition
Make sound and strategic investment proposals with a focus on digital and multimedia content
Contribute to and implement effective strategy for list
Identify, commission and manage authors and advisers
Maintain overview of editorial, design, technical and production aspects of your projects through all stages
Work with key stakeholders and customers in our global regions.
Represent Pearson at appropriate conferences and stakeholder events in global regions, travelling as required.
Manage communications to school administrators and teachers by managing the product website.
Demonstrable experience of digital and print publishing business
Experience of managing author relationships
Understanding of, and ability to assess, project financials and profitability
Good communication and teamwork skills
Organisation, self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to work independently
A good and demonstrable level of competence in MS Office including Excel
Experience of acquiring/commissioning materials in print and digital format for publication.
Background in education or educational publishing
Understanding of various platforms, digital solutions and the opportunities/limitations of these for the educational resources market
Strong presentation skills
Accustomed to work travel
Experience of working in international schools markets
Experience of strategic planning and market research
Experience in test development or assessment
Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford
Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: May 23, 2017
Req ID: 1709019