Cengage Learning Senior Development Editor-National Geographic Learning in Boston, Massachusetts
Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?
At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.
As a Cengage employee, you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.
Are we right for you?
We bring our “A” game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.
What You'll Do Here:
As a member of the National Geographic Learning (NGL) English Language Teaching team,the Senior Development Editor manages in-house and out-of-house development of both print, non-print, and digital products to clarify, strengthen, and enhance their quality. This position uses management skills to successfully manage complex projects or a large slate of products to ensure timely delivery and cost effectiveness. Broadly stated, the position involves (1) maximizing the potential of the product in content, quality, and marketability, (2) managing assigned authors and other outside resources (3) project scheduling, content preparation, and quality assurance, and (4) product enhancement strategies.
About National Geographic Learning
At National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, our goals are to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. Our learning programs prominently feature the compelling content of National Geographic and TED Talks to inspire students to develop the skills they need to achieve success in life and work. We teach English and the world.
Work closely with the Publisher, Executive Editor, Managing Editors, Production, Technology, and Manufacturing to manage all stages of the publishing process
Manage the development of programs for print and electronic delivery—including student books, all ancillaries, and tech products
Manage project team (if applicable)
Help conceptualize product content and write product development guidelines
Analyze content and provide direction to authors in terms of writing and organizational content
Write and rewrite content when necessary
Provide guidance to in-house editors
Hire and manage outside writers and development editors
Create and maintain schedules
Problem-solve daily process issues
Ensure quality control
Bring projects to completion within specified deadlines and budgets
Communicate effectively across functional groups
Perform other duties as assigned to meet company goals
Skills You Will Need Here:
Minimum 5 years of textbook publishing experience
Demonstrated success developing market-leading EFL/ESL products
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Must be innovative, highly motivated, and team-oriented
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks and meet established deadlines
EFL/ESL teaching experience preferred
MA TESOL preferred
Requisition ID 2018-4686
Job Function Editorial