Pearson Science Editor (Advanced Content and Learning Specialist) in Oxford, United Kingdom
Science Editor (Advanced Content and Learning Specialist)
About the team
The UK Schools Science and Digital team is a dedicated, fun, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who work creatively to produce science teaching and learning resources for secondary school students and their teachers. We work in a collaborative organisation with people from many job functions working together to create resources which really have impact in classrooms. This role can be based in Oxford or London. Although many of the team are in Oxford, we have regular contact with London team members and some of the team work partly or wholly out of our London offices. You’ll report into one of our teams’ senior product managers.
About the role
We spend our time creating products and services that will make life better for teachers and learners in UK Schools. In this role, you will contribute to the development of great market-winning ideas. You will be responsible for working with a range of suppliers to develop, deliver and quality assure those products and services to a high quality ready to be used in the classroom.
In this role you will be responsible for commissioning specific components of a larger science programme. You will support our external suppliers to deliver our courses to market on time, to quality and within budget. You will work with our editorial teams, publishing, media research, design, supplier management, production and permissions on scoping and delivering market-leading print and digital products.
Location:The role can be based either from our London (Holborn) or Oxford offices
A day in the life of….
During a typical day here, you can expect to be involved in these activities:
- Researching and building your understanding of the secondary science school market to ensure that everything we do improves learning and is well researched and evidence based.
Strategy and financial planning
Collaborating on the development of great ideas for new products and services.
Contributing to financial planning processes as required.
Tracking and managing budgets.
Proposition development and execution
Finding key author talent, commissioning content and managing relationships with authors and series editors.
Working with authors and external development editors to ensure manuscripts meet briefing and curriculum requirements.
Briefing specialist reviewers, development editors and authors, as well as editing content yourself in order to make sure we deliver the best learner outcomes and the highest customer satisfaction that we can.
Supporting suppliers to deliver publishing proposals on time, to desired quality and to budget.
Quality assurance of content at key points during its development and production, ensuring that content is correct, accurate and pitched at the right level.
Supporting team members to problem solve, and contributing to a positive working culture.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people with a good understanding of teaching and learning in science. It is desirable for you to have a degree or A levels in a science subject. Ideally, you will also have experience of either teaching or experience of developing products and services for UK schools.
We are looking to recruit at the most senior level for this role, but we would consider people new to the industry at an appropriate entry level for development on the job.
You’ll have the following skills and qualities:
A desire to create market leading, impactful classroom tools
Creative thinking and customer empathy: the ability to create and articulate propositions based soundly on customer needs
Communication, relationship building and influencing skills both within the company and with external stakeholders
Commercial and financial planning skills: the ability to work with a budget and manage costs and to contribute to financial planning processes
Organisational and project management skills: the ability to plan and manage projects and the workload of any line managed and mentored staff
Science education experience
Strategic thinking skills: the ability to think strategically, identify attractive market segments and key sources of competitive advantage
Education/UK Secondary School teaching experience
Digital skills: the ability to work with technology teams to develop the digital part of propositions
Editorial skills (copy editing and proofreading) and a strong eye for detail
You don’t need to have any prior experience in the secondary schools sector, although we do like to work with people who have a genuine interest in this sector. So if you have a passion for producing resources which really help students and proven publishing skills, we would love to meet you to discuss the role further.
More great things about working here….
We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join you can expect:
a starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
an annual incentive plan
generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as Flexible Work policies
stock purchase options
health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life
Making a greater impact is easy at Pearson. Get involved in our I Made an impACT campaign by volunteering, giving and sharing, or sign up to an event in our Diversity & Inclusion calendar, and check out one of our many Wellbeing at Work initiatives. Just like learning, working here can provide discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder.
If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application. Find out more about how learning makes us, at www.pearson.com.
Closing date for applications: Fri 28th July
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Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Other Locations GB-GB-Oxford
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 10, 2017
Req ID: 1711827