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Pearson Assistant Project Manager in Noida, India

Assistant Project Manager

Description

Assistant Content Producer - Science

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.

The Assistant Content Producer is the key owner and liaison through all functional areas of project management, and engages on projects through content planning, content creation, author management/relations, production, rights and permissions, customer acceptance and archive. The Assistant Content Producer executes on the delivery of all assigned program components and project tasks over the entire program lifecycle (initiate, plan, build, execute, control, release). The Assistant Content Producer is accountable to deliver high quality, commercially successful print and/or digital programs on time and within budget.

High Level Responsibilities

  • The Assistant Content Producer is the key owner and liaison through all functional areas of project management from content planning through customer acceptance and archive.

  • Manage the execution of content development and production plans for Science textbooks and ebooks to deliver high quality, commercially successful print and digital project families on time and within budget.

  • Manages a select number of print and/or digital projects including print texts, e-texts, supplements and covers. Assignments may range from low to high in complexity.

  • Manages author relationships and hires/manages other content creators, monitors rights and permissions and works with content providers to remediate rights issues and resolves editorial questions during content creation and production as needed. May review text, e-text and covers during production as needed.

  • Manage multiple vendors and subject matter experts, providing feedback as necessary.

  • Communicate project status and dependencies to appropriate team members, including Managing Producer.

  • Proactively utilizes and applies knowledge of editorial process, print/digital product workflows, production processes, and ensures standards/requirements.

  • Work with other parts of the organization as necessary to ensure support in attaining output, quality and productivity.

  • Ensure that appropriate content structure, enrichment standards, and other compliance standards, e.g. accessibility are applied throughout the content development and production process.

  • Use web-based tools for project tracking.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Engages in analytic and pragmatic problem solving. Makes suggestions and provides guidance for innovative changes or improvements to the program, content planning/development and project delivery methods. Resolves questions and problems and independently analyzes more complex issues. Escalates critical issues to appropriate constituents and/or direct manager.

  • Exhibits learning agility and active knowledge seeking along with a working knowledge of industry standards. Capable of absorbing and applying new technologies to enhance customer experience, increase productivity and reduce time to market.

  • Ability to establish and carry a vision with regard to project delivery objectives, providing necessary guidance and support to team members.

  • Excellent organization, time management, prioritization and planning skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects and project components with inter-related asset and timing dependencies.

  • Highly active ownership.

  • Financial management skills, forecasting and decision making (project budgets and expense monitoring).

  • Strong leadership skills, including developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, seeking out contrary perspectives and is approachable.

  • Provides clear, timely and appropriate written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrates good listening skills.

  • Behaves ethically and with integrity, supports Pearson’s core values, beliefs and codes of conduct.

Qualifications

Competencies

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Able to work across teams as necessary to ensure support in attaining product output and quality as well as overall productivity.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Able to create and manage project schedules and budgets.

  • Able to set agendas and lead successful meetings.

Core Technical/Functional Competencies:

Essential: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat.

Desired: SmartSheet, Microsoft Project.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • 2-4 years of project management experience

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with Acrobat, Editorial and Indexing programs, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Experience with Acrobat Pro and XML a plus; excellent organizational and communications skills

  • Publishing background strongly preferred

  • Basic understanding of rights and permissions process

  • Experience working with onshore and offshore vendors a significant plus

  • Experience with transition from print to digital publishing a significant plus

  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience working in an "evergreen" publishing model, and with scrum and agile methodologies

  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience/understanding of HTML5 and CSS coding

Core Behavioural Competencies

  • Highly collaborative and works effectively with and across functional groups.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.

  • Recognizes others for their efforts.

  • Understands team dynamics and fosters a positive team environment.

Primary Location: IN-IN-Noida

Work Locations: IN-Noida-WTT Sector 16 World Trade Tower, 15th Floor C-01, Sector 16 Noida 201301

Job: Production/Operations

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 25, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2009906

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.

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