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Science K-8 Editorial Director Pearson K-12 Learning

Company name
Pearson Education Services Pvt Ltd

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Editing, Journalism, Manager, Writing, Education, Publishing

Posted on
Nov 04,2019

Valid Through
Feb 17,2020

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Science K-8 Editorial Director (Pearson K-12 Learning)','1914314','!*!Pearson

K12 Learning is a global education company that produces award-winning learning

solutions that empower educators and engage students with the highest quality




as an industry leader, we serve millions of K-12 learners with innovative,

student-centered educational programs that turn today’s classrooms into active

learning environments. By embracing technology, personalized learning, and

immersive experiences delivered across multiple platforms, we design our

learning solutions to be more accessible and relevant to each student. 



comprehensive solutions for core curriculum, and supplemental and intervention

programs - supported by an array of professional development services - allow

teachers to use data to inform classroom practices and tailor instructions to

an individual’s abilities and learning styles. 



with school districts and educators, we are committed to delivering the best

possible learning experiences that improve every student’s chance of





K-12 Learning is seeking a Science K-8

Editorial Director to provide overall product development leadership for a K-8

Science product line with an annual plant spending budget ranging from $2-$10

million. With Product Management and Design/Technology, the Director works to

shape and finalize individual product plans, overseeing prototyping activities,

component array planning, and customization strategy for the K-8 Science product

line. The Director also manages the work of the supervisory staff on major

department projects through all stages of product development, ensuring that

projects are completed on time, on budget, and in alignment with original

product vision.


Duties and Responsibilities:


the work of senior staff members on one or more projects in the following


of competitive and detailed program plans based on customer needs and with

clear areas of differentiation.Seeing

content through all stages of production.Ensure

that product responds to customer needs.Ensure

that programs are published on budget and on schedule.Working

with Product Management, analyze competition and market trends and incorporate

findings into program.Participate,

as appropriate, in market research efforts (e.g. prepare sample lessons, conduct

phone interviews, attend focus groups, etc.)Participate

in planning assigned projects; make creative suggestions that reflect an

understanding of the market place and an awareness of customer needs.Provide

marketing support, as appropriate, that may include sales and conference

presentations, correlations to state guidelines, and workshop support for

departmental products.Participates,

as appropriate, in managing staff performance in the following ways:Identifies

opportunities to support employees through professional development activities.Identifies

key staff and grooms them for greater responsibilities and future management

roles as part of succession planning.Improves

communication by taking a leading role in regularly scheduled staff meetings.Coaches

department managers in effective practices for performance evaluation, focusing

on performance improvement issues.Monitors

and communicates job expectations for performance improvement.

Supervisory responsibilities:


for and manages the use of in-house and external resources as needed to

complete assigned projects.Manages

2 or more direct reports; indirectly supervises a staff of 5 to 10 editors.Takes

an active role in the performance management of assigned staff, encouraging

appropriate career growth as well as feedback in the case of performance issues.

Strategy and Planning:


Science K-8 Editorial Director participates in and contributes to overall line strategy

and pub planning for K-8 Science product lines, working closely with the VP Science.

In addition, the Director serves as the leader throughout the detailed planning

of individual programs and works hand-in-hand with the VP and the appropriate

Editorial, Design, Technology, and Production staff, and defined planning teams

to make all key decisions in the development of a detailed program plan. The Science

K-8 Editorial Director is a subject-matter expert for the assigned area and, in

combination with the appropriate editorial staff, uses that knowledge to help

ensure that the program plan is both highly competitive and instructionally

sound. In addition, the Director is responsible for encouraging development

strategies - such as content reuse - to improve efficiencies and lower overall

program budgets.



The Science K-8

Editorial Director is responsible for oversight of the execution strategy that will

ensure that all programs or titles within the product line are completed on

schedule and on budget. This involves coming up with department staffing plans,

recruiting outside writers, managing author involvement, and determining

outsourcing strategy. The Director, in combination with the appropriate

editorial managers, is responsible for ensuring that staff understands all of

the details in the plan for the assigned project, including specs, writing

guidelines, and the plan details for any RFPs. The Director is ultimately

accountable for ensuring that the evolving product meets the objectives of the

plan, its budget, and its schedule.','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.','','','','!*!Bachelor’s degree in science or science-related field required. Masters-level degree preferred.Minimum 7 years of experience with instructional materials development or in an editorial capacity within educational publishing required.7 years of project oversight and staff management experience are essential.Teaching experience is strongly preferred.Additional Skills and Competencies:Experience in curriculum materials development, in instructional design development, and in the visual delivery of instruction.Strong problem-solving skills in dealing with the ambiguity of a fast-paced setting.Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong team-building skills, and strong leadership skills.In-depth understanding of print and digital production processes and workflows.Strong presentation skills with ability to customize presentation to different audiences (internal team, senior management, the sales force, and customers).Ability to respond quickly in an environment of changing priorities. Must be able to set relevant priorities on a daily basis as the job requires multi-tasking.Demonstrated ability to work productively with counterparts in other functional groups.History of effective staff management and leadership. Must be able to generate excellent involvement from a variety of staff members who have various specialized skills.Must have a customer-focus in working with the team to conceptualize marketable product. Must be able to turn great ideas into concrete product plans that fit the timeframe and resources available.Must be strategic and efficient in planning and executing to ensure consistent on-time delivery of product.#LI-JDM','US-MA-Boston','US-NJ-Hoboken, US-IL-Glenview','501 Boylston St','','Boston','02116','Publishing','North America Learning Services','Regular Employee','Standard','Director','Day Job','','Nov 4, 2019','Ongoing','Full-time Regular','Full-time Regular','Science K-8 Editorial Director (Pearson K-12 Learning)

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