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Pearson Assistant Editor, Content Strategy, Global Editions in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Editor, Content Strategy, Global Editions - ( 2111452 )


Pearson’s Global Editions programme (based in the UK and India) is in place to publish US originated products in versions adjusted to the needs of worldwide markets outside North America.

In this unique role, the Assistant Editorwill be responsible for developing 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 print and digital products globally, customize them to suit the needs of various international markets, and to see them through right from the content creation and development stage to their production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing content that meets the highest quality, time, and cost standards

  • Working with contributors and Editorial, Production, and Technology colleagues to deliver high-quality publications, and their related supplements, in a timely fashion

  • In collaboration with internal stakeholders, developing a product plan for print and digital.

  • Ensuring that all key milestones and schedule on all projects are met and proposing alternative plans to keep projects on schedule as required.

  • Creating and maintaining contracts, contributor databases, payments and internal systems as required,

  • Establishing strong and clear communication within the Global Editions team, and with Pearson colleagues around the world

  • Negotiating with authors and contributors, freelancers, project teams, text and cover designers, and Production and Manufacturing colleagues

  • Assessing, planning, and preparing print and digital manuscripts/contributions for publication

  • Ensuring material is appropriate to the different cultural sensitivities of a global audience and that it conforms to Pearson’s diversity, equity, and inclusion guidelines

  • Ensuring that all content is accessible for all users

  • Checking proofs and versions at all stages

  • Taking a proactive role in driving a project forward at all times

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.


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-Remote, GB-GB-London

Work Locations :

GB-Harlow-Kao Park

Kao Park Hockham WayKao Two

HarlowCM17 9SR

Job : Publishing

Organization : Global Product

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Entry Level

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Sep 13, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111452