Pearson Production Project Manager in San Francisco, California
We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
The Digital Producer(Production Project Manager) 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 Digital 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 Digital Producer is accountable to deliver high quality, commercially successful digital programs on time and within budget.
The Candidate: You are a digital project manager and producer capable of working effectively under multiple simultaneous deadlines with a variety of team members and vendors. You are comfortable determining and communicating risks during production. You are an agile problem solver, ready to propose solutions to any issues uncovered. You are flexible and adaptable, with a positive attitude when operating in an environment of continual flux.
As a core member of the Science Media team, you will be expected to work autonomously and deliver on project phases on time and on budget. We will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development and regular progression sessions. You will work with teams that are located in several global locations and thus may work off hours from time to time to accommodate other teams working hours.
Oversee development of digital learning products (assessments, videos, interactive pieces, simulations), for the Higher Education science markets, in coordination with book development, to make media an integral part of the book story.
Scope, budget and manage resources on projects from concept to launch with responsibility for schedule, budget, risk and quality management.
Partner with Commercial Product, Content Strategy, Marketing, Design and Technology teams to develop products accordingly.
Guide vendor decision, create Requests for Proposals (RFP), solicit bids from vendors, and write contracts.
Hire and manage cross-functional teams, including vendors, content-providers, freelancers, project management vendors and quality assurance vendors.
Ensure products adhere to project plans and meet Pearson standards and requirements for efficacy and accessibility.
Candidate should be able to communicate in a clear, professional and effective manner with team members, both internal and external.
Candidate will interact with a number of external team members from survey participants, to reviews and authors and should be comfortable doing so.
Candidate will be responsible for providing regular updates on their work to the team.
Candidate should be able to track their completed tasks, as well as those in progress to ensure resolutions in a timely manner
This role will introduce the candidate to a number of different workflows with varying degrees of priority. In conjunction with their team, the candidate will be expected to learn to evaluate the urgency of requests and prioritize their schedule accordingly.
As part of a larger team, the candidate should maintain a positive, team-oriented outlook.
As we explore new business models and ways of working, an ideal candidate should show a willingness to learn new processes and an ability to adapt to new work-styles.
Self-Starting with strong Problem-Solving Skills
An ability to diagnose issues and identify the steps to correct them will be key.
If they are unable to resolve an issue on their own, candidate should show initiative and feel comfortable sharing any identified issues with the team to help resolve problems. As part of a team, candidate should always feel comfortable asking for help.
3+ years of experience in a digital creative production role, with 2 years specifically producing educational software and managing cross-functional teams
Mastery of complex content and scheduling systems, and ability to track large amount of information
Experience managing medium and large projects using project management tools
Candidate should be able to communicate in a clear, professional and effective manner with team members, both internal and external
Proven ability to gain consensus among stakeholders and to interact with internal departments using professional interpersonal skills and solutions-oriented approach
Ability to work remote beginning date of hire (internet service required) as well as to come into the office regularly in Boston, San Francisco or Hoboken
Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience required
PMP® preferred but not required
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.
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Organization: Global Product
Req ID: 2110221