Assistant Editor

Pearson UK
Little Laver
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Editor


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.

Job Details

Pearson Education’s Global Editions programme (based in UK and India) is in place to publish US originated titles in versions adjusted to the needs of worldwide markets outside North America. Focusing on Business, Social Science and Science, the Global Editions team commission content from contributors around the world and works with colleagues in Publishing, Editorial, Production, Technology and Sales & Marketing to deliver products closely matched to the local needs of international markets.

The Assistant Editor will work closely with one Managing Editor and two Editors (Acquisitions and Project). You will be hard working, enthusiastic, well organised, and able to juggle multiple priorities while dealing persuasively and authoritatively with contributors and Pearson Education colleagues worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finding and securing reviews and communicating reviews to contributors

  • Maintenance of contributor and reviewer databases

  • Answering contributor queries, managing book orders and generally supporting the contributor network

  • Maintaining correspondence and project files for the publishing programme.

  • Tracking projects and managing contributor progress towards deadlines.

  • Preparing material for handover to project editorial/media teams and completing and circulating necessary handover documentation.

  • Preparing and checking media products as required.

  • Commissioning responsibility for allocated projects. Responsibility for commissioning plan and development which meet the highest quality, time and cost standards.

  • Researching markets and commissioning content to enhance selected print and digital products.

  • Researching, briefing and negotiating with contributors.

  • Ensuring material is appropriate to the different cultural sensitivities of a global audience.

  • Compiling and recording key publishing metrics for the International Editions team.

  • Attendance at all team and project meetings as appropriate.

  • Contract and payment administration as required.

  • Develop an understanding of internal systems as required.


Key Skills and Experience

Previous publishing experience (desirable)

Personal initiative and problem solving skills

Bright, engaging and persuasive personality

Confident and sensitive communication skills necessary to work with different cultures around the world

Strong interpersonal and organisational skills

An interest in educational books generally

Flexibility, persistence and determination

Ability to prioritise effectively


Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park London Rd Harlow CM17 9NA

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 8, 2018

Job Unposting: Feb 19, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1801317

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