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Portfolio Management Assistant

Reference
1808798
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Hoboken, NJ, 07030, USA
Expiry Date
24/06/2018
Portfolio Management Assistant 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 les...

Job Description

Portfolio Management Assistant

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.

Reporting to the Portfolio Manager the Portfolio Management Assistant will be responsible for assisting the editorial team in all areas of acquisitions and development of print and digital content for the higher education market. Performing a variety tasks, including correspondence, processing payments, managing data, interfacing with authors, title set up and maintenance, coordination of contracts, contributor agreements and content creation, coordinating and managing peer review projects, managing supplemental print and digital projects to completion and learning various roles in publishing from acquisitions to content development, production, marketing and sales.

Critical Responsibilities include:

  • handling administrative duties, including routine tasks such as data entry, maintaining files and records, maintaining a library of competitive textbooks, processing check requisitions, scheduling meetings, cutting POs, etc.
  • assisting with acquiring, developing and managing college-level business texts and their supplements, both print and digital
  • gathering market information to support acquisitions and development by commissioning and coordinating academic reviews from instructors, as well as collecting and analyzing adoption or market data
  • communicating editorial guidance to authors, under the direction of the Portfolio Manager
  • as needed, manage authors for manuscript delivery according to plan as set by Portfolio manager and coordinate delivery of manuscript to project manager
  • playing a supportive role as communicator of editorial needs to other publishing divisions – production, design, marketing, media, and sales
  • responding to requests for support from in-house colleagues and out-of-house sales representatives
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills along with outstanding organizational administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are key skills for this position.
  • Strong computer skills are required; especially Excel, Word and Email.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Highly motivated individual with strong attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Outstanding communication skills – written, spoken, digital
  • Interest in publishing is a must!

This is a ENTRY level role - perfect for a recent college graduate.

This position is not considered a specialty occupation, and therefore does not qualify for H1B or Green Card sponsorship.

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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

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808798

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.