Pearson Editorial Assistant in San Francisco, California

Editorial Assistant


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.

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The hourly rate for this position is $17.31. For a 35-hour work week, it is an annualized salary of $31,500.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA, near Pier 23 and in the shadow of Coit Tower, at the base of Telegraph Hill. The position is not eligible for relocation. Therefore, all candidates who live outside of a commutable distance from San Francisco must be able to relocate themselves at their own expense.

The primary responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • handling administrative duties, including routine tasks such as data entry, maintaining files and records, maintaining a library of competitive textbooks, and processing check requisitions

  • assisting with acquiring and developing college-level science texts and their supplements, both print and digital

  • gathering market information to support acquisitions and development by commissioning, coordinating, and summarizing academic reviews

  • communicating editorial guidance to authors, under the direction of the Senior Acquisitions Editor

  • preparing materials for publication

  • being part of a team that ensures quality control

  • playing a supportive role as communicator of editorial needs to other publishing divisions – production, design, marketing, media, and sales

  • assisting in planning travel itineraries and securing campus appointments for the Senior Acquisitions Editor

  • responding to requests for support from in-house colleagues and out-of-house sales representatives



  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience is necessary for this position.

  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills along with outstanding organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.

  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are key skills for this position.

  • Strong computer skills (esp. word processing, spreadsheet creation, and database management) are necessary.

  • Familiarity and/or interest in science as well as an interest in education are preferred.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1301 Sansome 1301 Sansome Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 4, 2016