Pearson Director, Editorial (HED) in Toronto, Ontario

Director, Editorial (HED)


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.

Director, Editorial, Higher Education


The Director, Editorial, leads and executes on Higher Ed’s product strategy to create transformative, market-responsive, and pedagogically-proven learning resources for Canadian educators and learners.

The Director directs the Portfolio Management team to actualize Pearson Canada’s long-term strategy, ensuring the pipeline supports growth and that new systems and processes are incorporated to enable success. The Director works collaboratively with internal stakeholders and with Pearson’s Legal team to support new product partnerships as well as author contract requirements.

As a key member of the HEd Leadership team, the Director works in partnership with Sales, Marketing, Digital Solutions, Project Management/Development, and Digital Studio, as well as US Editorial and Digital Product teams


  • Establish and lead product and business transformation strategy to ensure Pearson’s competitiveness and long-term success

  • Support team to ensure project proposals, development plans, and portfolio growth plans contribute to divisional strategy and goals

  • Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Product Development/Project Management, and Digital Studio to ensure achievement of short and long term goals

  • Work closely with U.S. and International publishing hubs to drive collaboration, innovation and growth


  • Completion of a university degree

  • Successful track record in Higher Education Product Acquisition, Marketing, or Sales

  • At least three years of successful team leadership / management experience

  • Successful track record in establishing and executing on product or sales strategy

  • History of successful project management including goal setting, managing budgets, and schedules, benchmarking and meeting critical deadlines


  • Leadership skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented and strong ability to multitask

  • An astute approach to business with a clear focus on sales growth, profitability and total customer satisfaction

  • The ability to identify and seize market opportunities

  • A high level of stamina with the capacity to successfully work under pressure

  • High Proficiency with computers, data

Pearson Canada is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Primary Location: CA-ON-Toronto

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 1, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1812023

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.