Pearson Senior Editor in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Editor



Pearson Education is an integrated educational services company providing high quality content, technology and services to schools, colleges and professional training organizations across the globe. The ITP group within Pearson is the leading provider of instructional materials for working and aspiring IT professionals.

Position overview:

The Senior Editor is responsible for setting the vision and executing on the strategy for the IT certification and cloud computing product portfolios. The Senior Editor is tasked with gaining deep market knowledge through customer insight by establishing customer relationships that ultimately help drive product innovation, development and growth across the portfolio. This includes overseeing acquisitions of new products, development of new and revised programs, and expansion and investment of essential digital product offerings. In addition, the Senior Editor is responsible for establishing the financial base of the portfolio by creating P&L’s and managing budgets to achieve profitability goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Function both as the primary stakeholder and the editorial manager for assigned projects and market segments within the strategy of the Portfolio Manager.

  • Develop deep discipline and market knowledge to drive product development decisions for the portfolio while assessing global market demand for both print and digital opportunities across the portfolio.

  • Establish portfolio business case and related KPI’s including financial performance, product contribution, product mix (digital vs print), and learner outcomes.

  • Scout for and sign new authors to build a strong future product pipeline.

  • Scout for and sign new partnerships with professional associations, technology vendors, user groups, etc.

  • Create strong author relationships with both existing and new authors by working closely with them to outline a vision for each product.

  • Work collaboratively with the Portfolio Manager and author/SME on the creation of original digital products and digital derivatives, including instructional video, online courseware, online practice tests, and live online training, to help drive the team’s digital growth goals.

  • Conduct ongoing market research including meeting with subject matter experts, attending relevant conferences and trade shows, reviewing market and job skills based research, and soliciting of customer feedback.

  • Analyze product reviews and market feedback and decide best solutions for our customers that drive growth.

  • Collaborate with Product Management to recommend discipline relevant technology roadmap improvements.

  • Create P&Ls and manage overall portfolio budget.

  • Manage revisions and new product development

  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing on revision plans, sales presentations and tools, etc.

  • Travel as needed for focus groups, conferences, events, and campus visits to develop market insights, strengthen community network and drive revenue performance


Qualifications Required

  • BA/BS.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in technical publishing, educational product development and/or project management.

  • Highly analytical with the ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints into actionable plans.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively for a diverse audience.

  • Intellectually curious with a passion for solving customers problems.

  • Creative problem solver who uses data to inform decisions.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Prior experience in digital product development/management or project management will be an advantage.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to travel 10%


● Take initiative, lead change, and solve problems

● Demonstrate thoughtful, strategic and customer focused decision-making

● Engage collaboratively to build high performing teams

● Prioritize effectively

● Ability to build strong networks and work proactively and flexibly in a team.

● Sensitive to requirements of working in a culturally diverse environment.

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: United States

Other Locations US-OH-Columbus, US-NJ-Hoboken, US-CA-San Francisco, US-RE-Remote, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 15, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807488

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.