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Pearson B3 - Assistant Producer in Noida, India

JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSITANT CONTENT PRODUCER

About Pearson

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 stand-out 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.

Role Summary

The Content Producer partners with the Content Strategy and Product Management teams to execute on a competitive product strategy for both digital and print products based on analysis of market conditions. Product delivery platforms include Digital Courseware (including Revel and MyLabs), learning apps and tools, printed books and supporting supplements; strategy evolves with changing market needs. The Content Producer must be able to pivot quickly as market needs dictate.

The Content Producer leads and manages assigned programs that are comprised of multiple program components (projects), through strategic planning and controlling the program scope, budget, costs, time schedules, quality, and timely delivery of all program components. The Content Producer manages dependencies and is accountable for all program components—digital and print—from end to end.

The Content Producer communicates the program plan to a cross-functional team and demonstrates leadership and collaboration in implementing and executing the plan. The Content Producer identifies and escalates risks and creates risk-mitigations plans.

Job Duties

  • Planning: Collaborates with Content Strategy and Product Management teams to create program plan and P&L, with particular attention to product delivery strategy, resource and budget needs, and schedule requirements.

  • Content Plan: Clarifies deliverables for each program component. Communicates requirements for each program component to cross-functional team, and ensures final content achieves approved content plan.

  • Content Development: Manage development and production of all print, digital, and media components for the assigned program.

  • Resources: Identifies and secures resources where necessary for program. Guides and monitors work from all resources to achieve content, schedule, and budget requirements.

  • Vendor Management: Manages relationship with multiple vendors, actively monitoring for quality compliance and adherence to schedule, budget, and technical specifications.

  • Schedule: Establishes coordinated high-level schedule for all program components; monitors and controls schedule dependencies for program components.

  • Budget: Responsible for budget performance of the program, communicates budgets to all parties, maintains overview of budget performance against approved plan/signed P&L.

  • Quality: Communicates quality control plan to program team, and monitors implementation of plan.

  • Reporting: Plans, organizes, and leads periodic meetings of the program team to evaluate status, problem-solve, and mitigate risks.

  • Problem solving: Collaborates with decision makers and stakeholders to resolve conflicts between plan and execution of various aspects of program plan.

Skills

  • Ability to take active ownership of projects, proactively assessing and mitigating risk.

  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills based on collecting and analyzing available, relevant, and reliable information, learning who to ask for opinions and input, and acting upon the analysis in a timely and effective manner.

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

  • Ability to respond confidently to conflicts and manage situations in a positive way, proactively escalating on-going issues.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex programs with interrelated asset and timing dependencies.

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate communication and build consensus among external and internal team members.

  • Ability to balance thinking with action; able to redefine problems when working in ambiguity.

  • Flexible and adaptable in navigating roadblocks and creating innovative solutions.

  • Identifies areas of improvement, plans a strategy, and acts independently to create or promote improvement.

  • Takes initiative and leads change.

  • Exhibits curiosity and learning agility to discover and understand market and customer requirements.

  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and lead cross-functional teams.

  • Should be able to work well in a geographically dispersed team environment.

  • Behaves ethically and with integrity.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 4–6 years publishing experience required.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing digital content and workflows for educational courseware.

  • Project Management certification, PMP (PMI), or equivalent is a plus.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Smartsheet, JIRA/Confluence, Microsoft Project, or other project management tools.

  • Exposure to Agile methodology.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/JavaScript/CSS is a plus.

  • A keen interest in education and ed-tech sector and how it is intersecting with all aspects of our lives.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Job: PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2027

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