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Cengage is one of Australia’s leading publishers and providers of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets in Australia and New Zealand. We publish a range of education resources written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field, as well as distributing international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets.


At Cengage we make a difference to education through our creativity and engagement. We employ the best people to deliver inspiring, innovative and sustainable education solutions for our customers. 

Our vision is to lead the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions. We develop a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. We aim to be the company that our customers think of first, that current and prospective employees see as a rewarding place to work, and that investors are happy to own.

Positions Available

Data Integrity Officer

We are seeking a Data Integrity Officer to join our Operations department. This is a full time position based in our Melbourne office.
Applicants must have the ability to work in a team environment, prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and use their own initiative. The role requires fast and accurate inputting of data, whilst maintaining a consistent and high level of integrity of product information on the system. You will be required to understand the business rules of each division and ensure product details are entered meeting these requirements.

You will have:
•excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills
•a high level of computer literacy – the role is almost entirely based on maintaining information on our computer system
•attention to detail and the ability to accurately enter data
•problem solving skills
•the ability to prioritise tasks

Experience working in a similar environment (especially experience using the Bookmaster system) is an advantage but is not essential. Ideally the successful candidate will demonstrate commitment, an eye for detail and a willingness to ask questions.

Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017

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Secondary Education Consultant – New South Wales

We are seeking a highly motivated Education Consultant, to sell and promote our print and digital resources to the Secondary education market in a designated territory in New South Wales.
Reporting to the Senior Education Consultant, Secondary (NSW) this position is based in Sydney and will be responsible for calling on schools and educational booksellers within New South Wales focusing on our digital resources. Some country travel will be required to meet our customers’ needs.

We are looking for someone who has the following skills and attributes:
• highly motivated self-starter, as well as a willing team member
• an understanding of the sales process
• strong business relationship-building skills
• an understanding of current educational technologies
• demonstrated ability to work autonomously
• a creative energetic approach to achieving goals
• strong organisational skills
• customer service focused
• strong oral and written communication abilities
• excellent computer skills
• keen to learn and demonstrate multimedia resources
• a proactive and creative approach to selling

The successful applicant will need to be entrepreneurial and be able to work independently, whilst also contributing to a strong team environment. Prior experience in face to face selling, publishing, bookselling or the educational sector will be well regarded. You will receive thorough initial and ongoing training and plenty of support to succeed and enjoy the position. A full driver’s licence is essential and this position requires a Police Check.

An attractive package including base salary, superannuation, bonus scheme, fully maintained company vehicle and tools of the trade, iPhone, iPad and tablet will be provided. A detailed job description is available on our website for interested candidates.

Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017

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Development Editor – Higher Education

We wish to appoint a Development Editor to join our Higher Education division to work on our fast growing publishing programs for both the Australian and New Zealand markets. This position is based in our Melbourne head office reporting to the Content Development Manager.

Responsibilities:
• manage the content development process for multiple print and digital products to ensure they meet market needs
• manage author teams and strategically commission authors for online resources
• collaborate with cross-functional team members (including Production, Design, Digital, Permissions) to develop content and products that meets key market and product requirements
• assist with in-depth market research programs, select reviewer panels and engage with reviewers
• build effective working relationship with key stakeholders

Qualifications and Attributes:
• relevant industry experience
• an excellent understanding of book, electronic and online product development and production processes
• excellent written and spoken communication skills
• good interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
• good negotiating skills
• excellent organisational and project management skills
• the ability to think strategically
• attention to detail

This position provides an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to further their career in publishing. Graduate qualifications and previous experience in the publishing industry is preferred and this position requires a police check.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd September 2017

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Development Editor – Higher Education (12 Month Contract)

We wish to appoint a Development Editor on a 12-month contract to join our Higher Education division working on our fast growing publishing programs for both the Australian and New Zealand markets. This 12-month contract position is based in our Melbourne head office reporting to the Content Development Manager.

Responsibilities:
• manage the content development process for multiple print and digital products to ensure they meet market needs
• manage author teams and strategically commission authors for online resources
• collaborate with cross-functional team members (including Production, Design, Digital, Permissions) to develop content and products that meets key market and product requirements
• assist with in-depth market research programs, select reviewer panels and engage with reviewers
• build effective working relationship with key stakeholders

Qualifications and Attributes:
• relevant industry experience
• an excellent understanding of book, electronic and online product development and production processes
• excellent written and spoken communication skills
• good interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
• good negotiating skills
• excellent organisational and project management skills
• the ability to think strategically
• attention to detail

This position provides an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to further their career in publishing. Graduate qualifications and previous experience in the publishing industry is preferred and this position requires a police check.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd September 2017

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Editor – Primary

We wish to appoint an editor to join our Primary editorial team for a permanent role based in our Melbourne office.
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Editor will be responsible for editing a variety of print and digital projects from manuscript delivery to press-ready stage. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced and capable editor to join a creative team and use their strong editorial skills to develop a range of innovative educational resources for Primary schools in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide.

You will be able to:
•confidently perform a range of editorial tasks, including hands-on copyediting, structural editing and proofreading
•prepare artwork briefs and commission illustrators and photographers
•liaise with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external
•ensure publishing schedules are monitored and publication dates are met
•work as part of a small dedicated team with a strong desire for success

You will have:
•a tertiary degree and a post-graduate editing qualification
•proven in-house editing experience, preferably within an educational setting
•experience editing illustrative and photographic text, both print and digital
•excellent organisational and time-management skills
•strong written and verbal communication skills
•exceptional attention to detail
•sound knowledge of current production technologies and procedures
•excellent PC skills and experience working with Office applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/Acrobat/PPT)

The salary package offered will be commensurate with skills and experience.This position requires a Working with Children Check.

Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017

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