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Pearson C1-Associate- Sponsoring Editor in Uttar Pradesh, India

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.

ROLE

The Sponsoring Editor will be responsible for managing assigned textbook projects and digital supplements to ensure timely delivery of all program components (both print and digital) that meet the highest quality standards. Working in close collaboration with the Managing Editor, Product Management and Content Strategy colleagues in the UK, and project team, she/he will implement a highly structured development process and oversee external partners, control the project scope, be involved in title planning, content development, author management, and all the key aspects of project management. The incumbent will be responsible to ensure that the program and product goals meet market expectations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Function both, as the primary stakeholder and the editorial manager for assigned projects, within the strategy of the UK Product team.

  • Responsible for author/SME management, is the primary Pearson contact for the author and will review and/or negotiate contractual terms with the authors or SMEs.

  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Editor, Product Manager and assigned project teams to identify and implement required product changes. Be involved in all aspects of product development including product supplements.

  • Be accountable for the final content quality and accuracy, budget, schedule, and program goals and meet all the content development needs efficiently.

  • Guide external partners on all aspects of the assigned projects and provide approvals, and clarifications on program requirements and processes.

  • Take initiative and responsibility for program tasks so that project team(s) meet completion timelines.

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with internal (UK-based portfolio manager, Rights and Production teams) and external (i.e. authors, vendors, customers) stakeholders.

  • Manage time and priorities effectively including, but not limited to meetings, content planning, and all internal work assignments provided by the Managing Editor.

  • Maintain responsibility for budget projections and alert the Managing Editor/Program team of anticipated overages.

  • Identify risks to schedule, budget, scope, and project completion and alert the Managing Editor and the UK Product/Content Manager.

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • This position requires a Master or a Bachelor’s degree.

  • About 3-5 years work experience, preferably in editorial, product development and/or production roles.

  • Excellent and persuasive written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to set goals, prioritize tasks, build effective agendas and lead successful and efficient meetings.

  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and work in teams with a high degree of functional diversity.

  • Prior experience in digital product development/management or project management will be an advantage.

  • Proficiency with PC & MAC, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Take initiative, lead change and solve problems

  • Demonstrate thoughtful, strategic and customer focused decision-making

  • Engage collaboratively to build high performing teams

  • Prioritize effectively

  • Ability to build strong networks and work proactively and flexibly in a team.

  • Sensitive to requirements of working in a culturally diverse environment.

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.

Job: PUBLISHING

Organization: Global Product

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2107464

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