Pearson Manager Design, Secondary Literacy in United States

Manager Design, Secondary Literacy


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 reexamining 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.

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Pearson is constantly looking to add to our AMAZING team! Presently, we are in search of a highly skilled, detail-oriented, self-starter who can take on the role of Design Manager focusing on Secondary Literacy. Your strong print and digital product experience will play a key role as a member of the Creative Design and UX (CDUX) Team.

In this role, you will direct Design staff and external design services in the design of both print and digital product components. You will work closely with the Design Director, the full design team, and Editorial counterparts to assure that the overall vision of a given program isreflected in its art and design. It will also includedesign schedules monitored,assistance with creating and disseminating design procedures,managing and monitoring project art and design budgets,and always fostering respectful cross-functional relationships.

You will be responsible for the design development of differentiated and valued products and solutions, contributing to the development of plant budgets, accountable for effective design management of annual plant budgets, and managing a team of 2-6 people.

This opportunity is located at our Hoboken, NJ office site, as our first preference. We will also consider Boston, MA, and the possibility of remote working options as secondary preference.

Here is what you will get to do:

  • Fiscal responsibilities both budget and revenue

  • Supervisory responsibilities, direct and indirect

identifying resource needs for assigned programs

manage a team involving hiring and development

oversee outside resources

  • Design, Production, Technology responsibilities

able to brainstorm new, innovative, and competitive product

able to design both print and digital formats; understand graphic

design issues/trends

familiar with educational products marketplace/trends

maintain current understanding of advances in design, technology

andtrends; good understanding of hardware and software

capabilities and limitations

keep up-to-date on advances in production technology

understand production and manufacturing constraints/cost factors;

develop solutions to work within constraints

  • Leadership and Management

  • Supervise overall performance of in-house design team and outside design firms

  • Communicates and interacts regularly with Editorial and Publishing Services team; Sets program design objectives with input from Editorial and Marketing


Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Minimum BA/BFA from an accredited four-year college specializing in graphic design/fine art, or graduate of an art school or equivalent design work experience

  • 3–6 years publishing experience, including a solid understanding of editorial, production, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and customer service roles and relationships

  • Experience managing concurrent development of multiple components

  • Experience managing art and design budgets

  • Solid understanding of design solutions and manufacturing cost impacts on the P & L

  • People management experience working collaboratively across functional areas

  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary design trends and how they apply to company product lines

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate product strategies into innovative and profitable products and services

  • Effective problem team player and problem solver

  • Strong track record in developing innovative solutions

  • Able to follow budget and schedule parameters

  • Strong communication skills and excellent collaborator

  • Strong knowledge of design software and hardware; including, but not limited to InDesign, Sketch, and Zeplin

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.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations United States, US-MA-Boston

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 20, 2018

Job Unposting: Apr 28, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804420

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.