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Content Developer, Business English

Reference
1808982
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Harlow, GBR
Expiry Date
22/07/2018
Content Developer, Business English Description Position Overview: The Content Developer, Business English leads and manages the content development for a component of a product. Working in-house as part of a project team, ...

Job Description

Content Developer, Business English

Description

Position Overview:

The Content Developer, Business English leads and manages the content development for a component of a product. Working in-house as part of a project team, the Content Developer:

  • executes plans for the writing, editing, and production of content throughout its development
  • collaborates as necessary with other team members on the instructional design and development of prototypes and briefs
  • implements new workflows and tools for the continuous improvement of content creation
  • provides appropriate support and training for team members, writers and editors

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Conceptualisation

  • Support the Content Development Manager and Portfolio Manager in the generation of ideas for concept development and prototype creation
  • Support the Content Development Manager in the instructional design plan for the full product or service
  • Enhance plans and briefs with appropriate detail and instruction in advance of vendor contracting
  • When necessary, brief external experts, consultants and/or Series Editors on the product or service

Business Case Stage

  • Develop or contract development of Proof of Concept content, prototypes, and iterations of these at request of Content Development Manager or Portfolio Manager
  • Support Content Development Manager in forecasting budgets and schedules

Product Development Stage

  • Review and understand the approved instructional design, syllabus, course configuration, content map, budget, and schedule from the Portfolio Manager and Senior Content Producer
  • Support Content Development Manager in development of comprehensive writing briefs and other project documents; keep documents up to date and communicate changes to writers and editors
  • Contract and brief writers, editors, and/or editorial vendors for assigned components using standard vendor agreements; supply them with comprehensive writing briefs, content templates, and templates for art and media briefs
  • Provide continuous and consistent support to writers, editors, and/or editorial vendors throughout the writing and content development process; assist them in the use of content creation tools (standard and proprietary) and content management tools
  • Review quality of all contracted work; provide feedback to writers, editors, and/or editorial vendors on any recurring issues related to content creation; when necessary under deadline, bring quality of content up to standard through development and revision
  • Collaborate closely with in-house designers, art and text researchers, rights managers, and media producers before and during all phases of content production
  • Respond to Portfolio Manager queries about budgets and schedule during all phases of content creation
  • Stay up to date with trends in second language acquisition pedagogy and assessment; stay up to date in ELT market needs and trends; stay up to date with English language learning market needs and trends

Supervisory responsibilities:

Supervise freelancers and vendors through continuous monitoring of quality and deadlines; Give frequent and comprehensive feedback

Key relationships:

Portfolio Manager, Content Development Manager, Senior Content Producer, Content Developers, Editorial Vendors

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • University/College degree in linguistics, foreign language, or related field,
  • Qualification in teaching English as a second/foreign language (Cert or Diploma in TEFL or TESOL) strongly desired

Skills/Knowledge

  • Sound business and technical acumen, with the ability to navigate a complex and highly matrixed organization effectively, establishing effective communication lines to multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines, remaining pragmatic and results-focused
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give detailed and pertinent feedback on teaching materials to resolve content issues efficiently

Prior Experience

  • Publishing/Editorial and teaching experience in English as a second or foreign language or in foreign languages
  • Experience in managing freelance writers and editors
  • Experience in teaching Business English
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Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 9, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1808982

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