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Pearson Associate Content Producer in India

The Associate Producer is the key owner and liaison through all functional areas of project management and engages in projects through content planning, content creation, author management/relations, production, rights and permissions, customer acceptance, and archive. The Associate Producer executes the delivery of all assigned program components and project tasks over the entire program lifecycle (initiate, plan, build, execute, control, release). The Associate 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.

High-Level Responsibilities

  • Ensure that digital products are produced with the highest quality; and comply with Pearson Accessibility Standards during the development

  • Manage digital assets through the Quality Assurance process in JIRA: send work to QA, review reports, manage and traffic bugs, and resolve reports for asset release

  • Follow established processes using project management software and tools

  • Communicate with the team regarding workflow, process, schedule, and deliverables

  • Manage multiple assets at different stages in the product lifecycle

  • Manage vendors for digital production, quality, and accessibility testing

  • Work with the Portfolio team to prepare the P&L for each program.

  • Set content plan, rights and permissions plan, and Learning Outcomes/Efficacy requirements.

  • Work with other team members to ensure the successful implementation of the program plan and program goals.

  • Act as the point of contact for project managers, content strategy, and other team members.

  • Work with program team members to identify and resolve risks and problems.

o Scope includes all program components (main product + instructor or student resources, print and digital).

  • Manage a select number of digital projects including audio/video, animation, interactive, and simulations.

  • Manage author relationships and hire/manage other content creators, monitor rights and permissions and work with content providers to remediate rights issues, and resolve editorial questions during content creation and production as needed. May review text, and covers during production as needed.

  • Communicate project status to all stakeholders, and perform reporting on projects as required. Lead or participate in regular meetings with all key stakeholders and work to identify and remediate project risks.

  • Create and monitor project schedules; track project milestones, identify problem areas before they impact the project and coordinate corrective actions.

  • Create and manage the project budget, communicate problems, and work with the Courseware Portfolio Manager to remediate.

  • Ensure content adheres to the project plan and meets Pearson standards and requirements.

  • Maintain key product information in Pearson systems.

  • Issue and manage Contracts/POs along with processing all invoices for payment, where applicable.

  • Accountable for the final quality of the project in terms of Q&A, budget, schedule, delivery, and quality specifications and release.

  • Use web-based tools for project tracking.

Skills and personal qualities

  • Confidence: the ability to start work immediately and learn by doing as well as asking assistance from more experienced team members

  • Drive for results, meet deadlines, and improve quality and time to market

  • Ability to prioritize quality production and deliverables in the face of challenges, obstacles, and limited resources

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Resolves questions and problems and independently analyzes more complex issues.

  • Minimal to no direct supervision: may assist in training or mentoring other Project Managers.

  • Ability to establish and carry a vision with regard to project delivery objectives, providing necessary guidance and support to team members.

  • Excellent organization, time management, prioritization, and planning skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects and project components with interrelated asset and timing dependencies.

  • Highly active ownership.

  • Provides clear, timely, and appropriate written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrates good listening skills.

  • Behaves ethically and with integrity, and supports Pearson’s core values, beliefs, and codes of conduct.

Qualifications

  • Experience managing medium and large digital projects using project management software and tools (i.e., Smartsheet, JIRA)

  • Working knowledge of digital tools; Learning management systems, courseware, digital learning applications, HTML, EPUBS, eReaders, and other educational technologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of digital content management and workflow– production, QA testing, and deploying digital products

  • Ability to identify, monitor, communicate and mitigate risks in production and QA phases of the digital product lifecycle

  • Holds a master's degree

Job: PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9492

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