Pearson Producer in India
Math/ECS Assistant Content Producer Job Description
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.
The Assistant Content Producer is the key owner and liaison for 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 content archiving. The Assistant Content 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 Assistant Content Producer is accountable to deliver high quality, commercially successful print and/or digital programs on time and within budget.
High Level Responsibilities:
Manage the execution of content development and production plans for Math, Statistics, Engineering, and Computer Science titles (both print and digital) to deliver high quality, commercially successful product families on time and within budget.
Manage a select number of print and digital projects, which may range from low to high in complexity, including the following:
printed textbooks, covers, and supplements
ebooks developed in Pearson’s CITE toolset
digital supplements (e.g. PowerPoint lecture slides, HTML animations)
digital-first products, such as REVEL or MyLab online courses
Manage author relationships and hire/manage other content creators.
Manage multiple vendors and subject matter experts, providing feedback as necessary.
Monitor rights and permissions and work with content providers to remediate rights issues and resolves editorial questions during content creation and production.
Proactively utilize and apply knowledge of editorial process, print/digital product workflows, and production processes, ensuring adherence to Pearson standards & requirements.
Ensure that appropriate content structure, enrichment standards, and accessibility standards are applied consistently throughout the content development and production process.
Communicate project status and dependencies to appropriate team members, including the Managing Producer or Director.
Work with other parts of the organization as necessary to ensure support in attaining output, quality, and productivity.
Engage in analytical and pragmatic problem solving, driving innovative changes and improvements to the project planning, development, and delivery process. Resolve questions and problems independently, while escalating critical issues to appropriate colleagues and/or direct manager.
Learn and apply new technologies quickly to enhance customer experience, increase productivity, and reduce time to market.
Establish and carry a vision with regard to project delivery objectives, providing necessary guidance and support to team members and taking highly active ownership of all project phases.
Successfully manage multiple projects and project components with inter-related assets and timing dependencies.
Provide clear, timely, and appropriate written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders.
Behaves ethically and with integrity, supporting Pearson’s core values, beliefs, and codes of conduct.
Excellent organizational, time-management, prioritization, and planning skills
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to learn quickly and drive innovation
Ability to set agendas and lead successful meetings
Ability to create and manage project schedules and budgets
Strong leadership skills:
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with others
Ability to work across teams as necessary to ensure optimal success
Ability to seek out alternate perspectives and practice active listening and empathy
Qualifications & Technical Skills:
2-4 years of project management experience
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office & Project, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, & Photoshop, and basic HTML/XML/CSS coding
Prior experience in publishing, with thorough working knowledge of industry standards
Basic understanding of rights and permissions process
Experience with transition from print to digital publishing
Experience working with onshore and offshore vendors
Organization: Higher Education
Req ID: 7997