Project Manager - Custom
(12 month Maternity Leave contract)
Higher Education


Cengage Learning Australia, publisher and distributor of award-winning innovative textbook and technology products for the higher education market in Australia and New Zealand is seeking a Project Manager to project manage and develop new, custom and special projects. This 12 month maternity leave contract position is based in our Melbourne head office.

This is a challenging role with a company that has the clear strategic objective of becoming the leading publisher in all of our markets.

The principal responsibilities of this will be the management and delivery of new Vocational and Higher Education technology, service and custom projects.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of project management in a publishing environment. A candidate with a successful Higher Education sales experience would also be strongly considered.

Responsibilities:

− Project manage and develop new, custom and special projects
− Prepare costings on projects ensuring profit targets met
− Build and maintain effective working relationships with key academics
− Ensure technology based products are incorporated in all projects
− Manage the custom publishing program to ensure key adoptions are serviced

Attributes:

− an excellent understanding of publishing and production processes
− excellent organisational and project management skills
− good commercial awareness and business acumen
− solutions-based and customer focused
− excellent written and verbal communication skills
− good interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
− excellent presentation skills

Using a market and solutions-based focus the successful candidate must be able to develop and identify competitive advantage and innovation. Graduate qualifications and previous experience in the publishing industry is essential.

A detailed job description is available for interested applicants.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications quoting reference no. PCM1915 to Human Resources Manager via email aust.employment@cengage.com by Friday 29 May 2015.
Publishing Editor – Secondary

Cengage Learning Australia is a leading provider of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets for Australia and New Zealand. We publish a successful range of school and university educational resources, written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field. We also distribute international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets. We are one of the leading educational publishers in Australia.

We wish to appoint a highly motivated Publishing Editor to work in the Secondary School division. Based in our head office in Melbourne you will be reporting to the Publishing Manager, working on the development of projects across a number of subject areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to develop their educational publishing experience with a focus on digital teaching and learning resources.

Responsibilities:
• work and collaborate with established authors
• identify and sign new authors to build your list
• research and develop manuscripts for core and supplementary components
• project manage print and digital products through the editorial and production process
• support the promotion of your projects in the market place when required
• support the development and project management for digital platforms and products

Attributes:
• publishing/teaching experience
• strong project management skills
• an understanding of teachers’ and students’ requirements for their classroom resources
• a passion to produce print and digital products
• solid grasp of the publishing process, print and digital
• demonstrated ability to work to budgets and schedules
• superior communication, negotiation and influencing skills
• an understanding of sales and marketing principles
• strong market focus

The salary package offered will be commensurate with skills and experience. A detailed job description is available for interested candidates.

Applications in writing, quoting reference number PE2815, should be forwarded to the Human Resources Manager, via email aust.employment@cengage.com by Friday 5 June, 2015.

Associate Publishing Editor – Secondary

Cengage Learning Australia is a leading provider of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets for Australia and New Zealand. We publish a successful range of school and university educational resources, written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field. We also distribute international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets. We are one of the leading educational publishers in Australia.

We wish to appoint a highly motivated Associate Publishing Editor to work in the Secondary School division to assist with the development and publishing of print and digital resources for our Secondary frontlist across a number of subject areas and coordinate our national professional development workshop program.

Reporting to the Senior Publishing Editor – Secondary, this position is based in our Melbourne head office.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to gain educational publishing experience with a focus on digital teaching and learning resources while being mentored by an experienced Senior Publishing Editor.

Responsibilities:
In Consultation with the Senior Publishing Editor
• work and collaborate with established authors
• identify and sign new authors
• research and develop manuscripts for core and supplementary components
• manage print and digital products through the editorial and production process
• support the promotion of projects in the market place when required
• administration and co-ordination of professional development workshops

Attributes:

• strong project management skills
• publishing experience
• ambition to build new skills and publishing acumen
• an understanding of teachers’ and students’ requirements for their classroom resources
• highly developed time management skills
• understanding of the publishing process, print and digital
• ability to work to budgets and schedules
• sound communication, negotiation and influencing skills
• an understanding of sales and marketing principles

The salary package offered will be commensurate with skills and experience. A detailed job description is available for interested candidates.

Applications in writing, quoting reference number APE2915, should be forwarded to the Human Resources Manager, via email aust.employment@cengage.com by Friday 5 June, 2015.








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