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Assistant Editor, Global Editions

Reference
2002064
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Harlow, GBR
Expiry Date
02/04/2020
Assistant Editor, Global Editions Description Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. At Pearson, we combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services ...

Job Description

Assistant Editor, Global Editions

Description

Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. At Pearson, we combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Global Editions team collaborates with educators across the world to create adaptations of Pearson’s bestselling texts, crafting the content to suit the needs of learners in different contexts. The Global Edition preserves the cutting-edge approach and pedagogy of the original, but also features customization and adaptation to make it more relevant to learners across the world.

Job description

In this unique role, the Assistant Editor will be responsible for developing and publishing content that meets the highest quality, time, and cost standards. This is a unique opportunity to work on some of Pearson’s best Higher Education titles globally, customize them to suit the needs of various international markets, commission content, and to see these products through right from the commissioning and content creation stage to their production.

Candidates in this role will work closely with colleagues in Editorial, Production, Sales, and Technology around the world. Assistant editors will also be responsible for working on the digital products and platforms associated with their titles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commissioning and developing content that meets the highest quality, time, and cost standards
  • Working with contributors and Editorial, Production, and Technology colleagues to deliver high-quality products, and their related supplements, in a timely fashion
  • Working with colleagues in Sales and Marketing internationally to understand markets and maximize opportunities worldwide
  • Ensuring Pearson editorial/production management systems are kept updated
  • Establishing strong and clear communication within the Global Editions team, and with Pearson colleagues around the world
  • Negotiating with authors and contributors, editorial colleagues, text and cover designers, and Production and Manufacturing colleagues
  • Assessing and preparing print and digital manuscripts/contributions for copy-editing
  • Checking cover designs and copy
  • Briefing freelancers and providing feedback to them
  • Checking proofs at all stages
  • Planning, scheduling, and preparing courseware and supplement packages
  • Taking a proactive role in driving a project forward at all times

This is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract role

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

You might currently be in Editorial, Production, Sales, Marketing, or Product Development. You will have a track record of success and be able to demonstrate the right qualities to take on this unique role. You may also have experience of working in an international publishing environment. You will be expected to:

  • demonstrate strong project management and content development skills
  • juggle a number of concurrent projects
  • prioritize effectively
  • work closely with content contributors, freelance copy-editors, and vendors
  • shape and develop ideas into successful, saleable material
  • be market-focused and commercially driven
  • build strong personal networks in the relevant communities
  • demonstrate excellent communication and organization skills
  • be sensitive to the requirements of working across different cultures
  • work proactively and flexibly in a team, and inspire those around you

Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park Hockham Way Kao Two Harlow CM17 9SR

Job: Product Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Temporary Work

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 18, 2020

Job Unposting: Apr 1, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2002064

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.