Pearson Editorial (Portfolio) Assistant in San Francisco, California
Editorial (Portfolio) 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.
The primary responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant 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 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
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 27, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1806640
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.