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Pearson Production Editor - Fixed Term Contract in Melbourne, Australia

Our purpose: At Pearson, we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact.Pearson Purpose Link

Our company: Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating high-quality, digital-first, accessible, and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

Diversity: At Pearson, we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

Flexible working: Pearson is committed to hybrid working practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance at the office more flexibly.

Our team: Pearson Schools is a market leader in the K-12 education space in Australia and is part of a global learning company where you can unleash your talents while helping millions of people make progress in their lives through learning. By joining the team you can help us build a more inclusive learning culture where everyone—regardless of what they look like, where they come from, or what they believe—has the capability to unlock new skills and claim new opportunities through learning

The role: Reporting to the Production Services Manager, the Production Editor is responsible for the production of Pearson Australia products, providing print & digital production and editorial expertise, and the management of vendors who provide production-related services for Pearson Australia. A Senior Production Editor role will be considered for the right person.

What you will do:

  • Support the Production Manager in implementing Pearson’s production services vendor strategy through sourcing, onboarding, briefing, and supporting appropriate production services vendors, in line with Pearson’s global vendor policy and guidelines.

  • Appropriate planning and resource management in order to deliver vendor-based production services to time, budget, and quality standards. Key to the role is managing vendor workflows, schedules, and payments.

  • Managing the production output of vendors, ensuring product quality, schedules, and budgets are set, tracked, and achieved.

  • Ensuring overall efficacy, process, and quality standards are met through continuous process improvement, documentation management, planning, monitoring/QA processes, and reporting.

  • Increasing product delivery capacity, flexibility, and scalability through the development of strong vendor relationships.

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have:

  • Experience working and delivering to project objectives.

  • Experience working with and managing the output of print and digital production vendors.

  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders both internal and external to Pearson.

  • Strong written communication skills.

  • Quality Assurance experience.

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: International

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13395