Pearson Product Portfolio Assistant (Editorial Project Management) in San Francisco, California

Product Portfolio Assistant (Editorial Project Management)

Description

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.

Reporting to the Product Portfolio Director (Editor in Chief) the Portfolio Management Assistant will be responsible for assisting the editorial, marketing and production teams in all areas of acquisitions and development of print and digital content for the higher education, physical sciences market. Performing a variety tasks, including correspondence, processing payments, managing data, interfacing with authors, title set up and maintenance, coordination of contracts, contributor agreements and content creation, coordinating and managing peer review projects, managing supplemental print and digital projects to completion and learning various roles in publishing from acquisitions to content development, production, marketing and sales.

Critical Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and maintain editorial database, with particular attention paid to keeping accurate and up-to-date author and contributor information.

  • Support editors in achieving their acquisition goals by assisting with author/editor correspondence, sending and tracking contracts,helping with research as needed and planning/organizing editorial meetings.

  • Work with authors and contributors to obtain deliverables as contracted, sending reminders as appropriate. Ensure that all paperwork is on file, including contributor agreements, personal data forms and permissions.

  • Interface with Accounts Payable and Royalty departments to ensure timely author and vendor payments.

  • Assist in preparing manuscripts and storyboards for print and digital production

This a great opportunity for a RECENT college graduate aiming to work in product development, project management, production (media or print), publishing or marketing.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and inter-personal skills

  • Highly motivated individual with strong attention to details

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Outstanding communication skills – written, spoken, digital

  • Interest in publishing is a plus!

This position is not considered a specialty occupation, and therefore does not qualify for H1B or Green Card sponsorship.

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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: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1301 Sansome 1301 Sansome Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808397

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.