Advanced Content and Learning Specialist (Senior Managing Editor)
A part of Pearson’s Learning Services (Publishing) department, the 'Vocational, Business, Creative and Practical' team develops high quality teaching and learning resources and services for customers in UK schools, FE colleges and other training organisations. We provide support for vocational qualifications such as Pearson’s flagship BTECs as well as for Apprenticeships, Functional Skills and, in the future, T Levels. Our publishing remit also includes GCSEs and A levels in Business, Creative and Practical subjects. At present our main focus is on supporting vocational qualifications, where we publish in a wide range of subject areas, from Applied Science and Health and Social Care to Engineering, IT, Sport and Childcare.
You would be working within a matrix team, with people from many different job functions - editorial, design, digital, sales, marketing and qualifications product management - coming together to create and launch brilliant resources that meet the needs of our various customers. The role can be based in either our Oxford or London offices and you would report into a member of the publishing / product management team.
We are looking for an energetic and proactive person with well-developed editorial and content development skills and a passion for education to join our team. You will be part of a friendly, collaborative and high-performing team, working closely with our publishers to understand customer and learner needs and create great resources to support classroom delivery as well as independent learning. In this role you will contribute to the development of great market-winning ideas. You will be responsible for working with a range of suppliers to develop, deliver and quality assure those products and services to a high standard.
A day in the life of...
During a typical day you might engage in some of the following activities:
Proposition development and execution
Strategy and financial planning
You will also
Who are we looking for?
A highly competent and organised editor who has a keen interest in education and is passionate about creating resources that help students make progress in their learning. You might also be interested
Someone who would enjoy working with a close team to develop exciting new resources in a wide range of subject areas and is equally willing to work autonomously and lead on their own area of responsibility.
You might also be interested in gaining experience in commissioning content and building business cases, with a view to progressing your career into a ‘Publisher’ (Product Manager) role in the future. This will not be the core focus of this role, but there will be scope for you to develop this experience alongside your main responsibilities of managing content through the editorial and development stages.
We do require you to have experience of managing and briefing freelancers to edit content and of successfully managing editorial projects, have excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and proactively within a team. Last but not least you need to have a positive and determined attitude to work.
You don’t need to have any prior experience in the Vocational education market, although we do like to hire people who have a genuine interest in this sector.No specific subject specialism is required, as you would be working across a range of different subject areas.
So if you have a passion for producing resources which really help students and proven publishing skills, we would love to meet you to discuss the role further.#LI-HR1
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Other Locations GB-GB-Oxford
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Job: Product Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 1, 2018
Job Unposting: Dec 1, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1814297
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.