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Pearson Content Manager - Higher Ed Math & Statistics in Trenton, New Jersey

We seek a Content Manager HE Global Content Strategy to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving Content Strategy team closely aligned with HE Product Management while being a key face of Pearson in our Mathematics and Statistics communities. You will be part of a team that partners with Product Managers, Centers of Expertise, Authors, and Content Developers to deliver the highest quality content solutions for products that drive Pearson’s license to win in the market.

The Content Manager is responsible for acquiring authors and guiding their work to bring leading-edge content and teaching models to Pearson, for developing a content strategy and informing products to drive better learning experiences and outcomes and delight customers in enhancing ways. Product Management holds commercial accountability for product strategy and roadmap, Content Strategy is responsible for developing thought leaders and market-shaping ideas into the content that fuels our products. Both are partners with the goal to deliver a product portfolio that meets market expectations for their assigned segment and drives revenue for Pearson. The role reports to the Director, Content Strategy- Math, Computer Science and Engineering. This role can be full-time remote or work from one of the Pearson locations in the United States.

Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the mathematics/statistics content strategy for a diverse list of titles.

  • Collaborate with Product Management colleagues to agree on product release cycles and strategy.

  • Acquire, develop, and deliver the content needed to produce products that meet market and customer opportunities and learner needs and outcomes.

  • Project manage the content development and delivery process from idea to delivery in final product.

  • Work closely with existing and new authors to deliver innovative content and content solutions that meet the market and product requirements established with the mathematics/statistics product manager

  • Ensure that the course content developed by authors is best-of-class in scholarship, pedagogy, curriculum and course alignment, and level.

  • Scout and recruit new content providers / content solutions that can align with product strategy and roadmap goals

  • Manage accessibility and diversity & inclusion evaluation and development of content based on Pearson’s Editorial Policy and global and local guidelines and insights

  • Be a market expert on curriculum and teaching model direction in the Math and Statistics discipline(s) through regular analysis of competitive trends through customer engagement, peer review analysis, and market research and networking with the academic community.

  • Support the sales and marketing teams with training and customer contact regarding content and pedagogy.

  • Provide input to the continuous improvement of content strategy processes - thinking simpler, leaner, and faster - to accelerate innovation and time to market

  • Cross-team collaboration and continuous reconfiguration of resourcing with flexible, adaptive structures organized around opportunity are critical requirements for this role.

  • Negotiate and manage author contracts with the Legal team, including audits and other legal issues that are author-related.

  • Help ensure compliance and vigilance with ADA, DEI and other Editorial Policies.

  • Act as an ambassador for Pearson products, generating excitement and enthusiasm internally and externally.

  • Be part of a culture that promotes partnership, teamwork and innovation

  • Qualifications Key Requirements

  • Degree (or equivalent preferred)

  • 5 or more years of educational editorial experience working with authors from idea to product delivery including print and digital.

  • Project management knowledge and experience managing complex projects with multiple authors and deliverables. Ability to translate the winning content strategies into actionable plans and products that drive value for customers and learners.

  • Ability to gather quantitative and qualitative insight into the needs of different markets and the opportunities within them and to build content strategies and execute on them serving multiple markets at once.

  • Analytical reasoning skills and the ability to distill multiple inputs from markets, customers, thought leaders, operations, business strategies and goals into author guidance and content development.

  • Strategic thinking with a focus on operational delivery.

  • Able to maintain a prioritization to help deliver product content, aid ensuring that the product content stays on track to achieve its strategic objectives.

  • Key Attributes

  • Expertise – You have experience in content strategy/editorial acquisition, author partnerships, and contract negotiation.

  • Accountability and Ownership – You take ownership and accountability for targets and drive achievement through effectiveness, determination, and motivation to succeed. You demonstrate sound judgment in assessing business risks and make decisions that balance a variety of factors taking into consideration set goals. You solve problems by using multiple sources to evaluate information and help create innovative solutions to problems. You seek information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations.

  • Building Partnerships – You identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between your area and other teams, departments, and organizations to help achieve business goals. You develop relationships with management across the organization, customers, and suppliers to support important issues within your own area.

  • Communication and Collaboration – You clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them to understand as well as retain the message. You communicate points of view in a compelling way to internal & external clients.

  • You have great collaboration skills and can work effectively across teams regardless of reporting lines.

  • Aligning Performance for Success – You accomplish work objectives and achieve targets.

  • Analytical Skill and Learning Agility – You take a systematic, structured view of situations, while staying focused on the execution and delivery. You have the capacity to be open to new ideas.

  • Innovation – Generating innovative solutions in work situations; out of the box approaches; trying different and novel ways to deal with challenges and focusing on opportunities to aid the achievement of content delivery are reflected in your ways of working.

  • Deliver Results – You have a track record of successful achievement against set execution.

  • Time Management & Organization – You possess excellent organizational and time management skills, coupled with the proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines.

  • Global Perspective – You have experience operating in a global environment and are able to demonstrate international cultural agility.

  • Brave – Resilient and operating well under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Accountable – Has integrity, sets clear expectations and delivers what is promised

  • Decent – Does the right thing, represents Pearson’s values and promotes the company’s mission in day-to-day behavior, and is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external partners

  • Imaginative – Innovative, is solutions-orientated and unafraid to try new things, and uses insights to tell Pearson’s story in a compelling and simple fashion suited to the relevant audiences

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $83,600 - 100,000 per year, depending on experience. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Global Product

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1022

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