Pearson Development Editor (10 months FTC) in Oxford, United Kingdom
Development Editor (10 months FTC)
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.
The International Curriculum team is seeking a Development Editor to join our team on a maternity cover contract to develop innovative and market-appropriate resources for international schools worldwide. The successful candidate for this exciting role will be responsible for developing, project managing and delivering on time and to budget an ambitious and high profile new publishing project.
You will project manage and develop the content of a range of publishing and curriculum projects up to editorial handover. This role will have a particular focus on teacher support materials and assessments, and may involve some commissioning of authors and subject matter experts.
Some travel to regional conferences and international schools may be required.
Collaborate with other team members to identify, evaluate, select, commission and retain subject matter experts, authors, consultants and other key stakeholders
Brief authors, subject matter experts and freelance editors, negotiating terms, schedules and expectations
Develop content and carrying out quality assurance, ensuring that feedback to authors/consultants is timely and clear and that content delivered meets the brief and delivers the identified learner outcomes
Work with key stakeholders and customers in our global regions to gather and apply insights
Liaise with Sales and Marketing colleagues to keep the product website updated.
Essential skills and experience
Background in education or educational publishing, preferably for the international schools market
Experience of managing authors, subject matter experts and other external resources
Experience of hands-on content editing and quality assurance
Good communication and teamwork skills
Organisation, self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to work independently
Desirable skills and experience
Some experience of commissioning authors, subject matter experts and other external resources
Degree or equivalent qualification
Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford
Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 13, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1805801