JOB PURPOSE :
The Development Editor reviews and assesses projects for pedagogical value, organizational structure, identification of third party content, costs, formatting / layout and design specifics, and is responsible for confirming and ensuring that the needs of the customer are clearly communicated to the various departments.
The Editor is responsible for manuscript and TOC review / development and for ensuring its adherence to specifications, standards, and content requirements.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY :
Shaping manuscripts into innovative, attractive and student-friendly content, both print and digital, by understanding and facilitating a student’s needs, an author’s goals and an instructor’s requirements.
Working on multiple projects, liaising with authors / freelancers and maintaining schedules to meet publishing deadlines.
Ensuring that the final product is of the highest possible quality within the constraints of time and budget.
Helping design course and market-oriented learning solutions.
Supporting the sales and marketing teams during promotions by undertaking editorial travel.
Making sure that the production process runs smoothly, and that publications are printed on time.
Recruiting staff commissioning work from freelance writers and photographers.
Liaising with the advertising and production departments
Should have a master’s degree in humanities or social sciences.
Prior experience in publishing editing, organizing reviews and developing textbooks will be an added advantage
Working knowledge of industry standard development and / or production processes with min 4-6yrs of experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Schedule : Full-time Regular
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.