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Pearson Content Management Lead, HigherEd Courseware - Developmental Math in Hoboken, New Jersey

Content Management Lead, HigherEd Courseware - Developmental Math


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. 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.

We seek an experienced Content Manager to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving team dedicated to partnering with Higher Education Product Management teams, being a key face of Pearson in our Developmental Math academic communities. Critical to the position in this area is successful experience working with digital and blended products . You be part of a team partners with Product Managers to deliver the highest quality content solutions for products that drive Pearson’s license to win in the market.

The Content Manager is responsible to work with authors that bring leading edge content and teaching models to Pearson to inform products that driver better learning experiences and outcomes and delight customers in margin enhancing ways. The Content Manager partners with Product Management (who holds commercial accountability for product strategy and roadmap) to deliver a product portfolio that meets market expectations for their assigned segment and drives revenue for Pearson. The role reports to the Director Content Management Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.

Cross team collaboration and continuous reconfiguration of resourcing with flexible, adaptive structures organized around opportunity are critical requirements for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of the Developmental Math content (digital first) supporting on content acquisition, development and curation to support the delivery of value propositions that capitalise on market and customer opportunities and meet learner needs and outcomes

  • Help in the realization of innovative content and content solutions that meet the requirements agreed with product managers across the Developmental Math segment

  • Ensure that our course content is best -of-class in scholarship, pedagogy, curriculum and course alignment, level and also accessibility, diversity & inclusion and driven by insights that are both global and local.

  • Be a thought leader on content and teaching model direction in the Developmental Math discipline area.

  • Scout and acquire new content providers / content solutions that can align with product strategy and roadmap goals

  • Development and management of relationships with leading edge/critical content providers and other partners

  • Give valuable input to the continuous improvement of content management processes - thinking simpler, leaner and faster - to accelerate innovation and time to market

  • Role model leadership characteristics as part of the HE Courseware Content Management leadership team

  • Networking and community engagement (i.e. ICTCM, ACS, AMATYC, STEM Connectors,etc.).

  • Assist in the representation to Textbook Authors Association and other author organizations

  • Collaborate with Product Management colleagues in Higher Education to agree product release cycles

  • Keep-up with competitive trends in content

  • Engage with Legal on audits and other legal issues that are author related.

  • Ensure compliance and vigilance with ADA, D&I and other Editorial Policies.

  • Act as an ambassador for Pearson products, generating excitement and enthusiasm internally and externally.

  • Be part of a culture that promotes partnership, teamwork and innovation


Key Requirements and Attributes

  • Degree, or equivalent, required

  • Content management experience, including managing digital products.

  • Acquisition and development of content that supports market leading products

  • Partner with product management to set and drive content acquisitions strategies that deliver for Product Management roadmaps.

  • Retire or reject content with insufficient validation or demand (for in market content).

  • Work closely with product management to identify margin enhancing/additional revenue opportunities

  • Monitor competitive trends in content

  • Ensure compliance and vigilance with ADA, D&I and other Editorial Policies

  • Development and management of relationships with leading edge/critical content providers and other partners

  • Up to 25% travel required during Spring and Fall season

  • Expertise– You have a depth and breadth of expertise in your specialized field and can provide expertise to various stakeholders. You demonstrate knowledge of best practices within your area of specialism and how it integrates with related areas of the business.

  • Accountability and Ownership– You take ownership and accountability for targets and drive achievement through effective leadership, determination and motivation to succeed. You demonstrate sound judgement in assessing business risks and make decisions that balance a variety of factors taking into consideration set goals. You solve problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems. You seek information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations.

  • Building Partnerships– You identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between your area and other teams, departments and organizations to help achieve business goals. You develop relationships with senior leaders across the organization, customers and suppliers and negotiate internally also at senior levels regarding important issues within your own area.

  • Communication and Collaboration– You are able to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them to understand as well as retain the message. You communicate points of view in a compelling way and with expertise across a wide range of projects as well as across internal & external clients. You have great collaboration skills and are able to work effectively across teams regardless of reporting lines.

  • Aligning Performance for Success– You lead through providing technical direction across the business and/or through a team and achieve the completion of substantial projects, operations or customer objectives. You have the ability to guide others in accomplishing work objectives; setting performance goals; achieving targets and creating a learning environment comes naturally to you. You recognize the impact of change on others, and lead through positive behavior and coaching.

  • Analytical Skill and Learning Agility –You take a systematic, structured view of situations, while staying focused on the execution and delivery. You have the capacity to be open to new ideas and comfortable exploring areas where there is ambiguity.

  • Innovation –Generating innovative solutions in work situations; out of the box approaches; trying different and novel ways to deal with challenges and focusing on opportunities to aid achievement of product delivery are reflected in your ways of working.

  • Deliver Results –You have a track record transforming strategy into executable action plans and also a great track record of successful achievement against set execution.

  • Time Management & Organisation –You possess excellent organizational and time management skills, coupled with the proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines as well as manage resources effectively and make data-driven decisions.

  • Global Perspective –You have experience operating in a global environment and are able to demonstrate international cultural agility.

  • Brave –Resilient and operating well under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Accountable– Has integrity, sets clear expectations and delivers what is promised

  • Decent– Does the right thing, represents Pearson’s values and promotes the company’s mission in day-to-day behavior, and is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external partners

  • Imaginative– Innovative, is solutions-orientated and unafraid to try new things, and uses insights to tell Pearson’s story in a compelling and simple fashion suited to the relevant audiences


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

Other Locations US-MA-Boston, US-CO-Centennial, US-CA-San Francisco

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

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 14, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1903175

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.