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Content Manager – Science

January 4, 2018

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 part of a high­performance team, the Content Manager (CM) is responsible for overseeing the creation of high­quality content by authors, vendors, and subject matter experts (SMEs) for use in digital and print products; having content finished, which includes accuracy checking and copyediting; delivering final content to digital production; and overseeing the creation of print­ready files. The Content Manager works collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure content for assigned projects meets requirements and is delivered on schedule and within budget.

  • Creates and maintains schedule and budget for all content sourcing, finishing, and print production activities
  • Identifies appropriate content sources to fulfill stakeholder objectives
  • Hires and manages content providers (authors, SMEs, vendors), content finishers (accuracy checking and copyediting), and print production vendors to achieve schedule, budget, and quality standards
  • In consultation with stakeholders, determines appropriate content review steps for all content types
  • Successfully completes tasks that prepare quality content, including content updating, preparation, copyediting, and other content sourcing and preparation tasks
  • Manages all print production activities (composition, proofreading, indexing, etc.) and oversees print products through manufacturing and delivery to the warehouse
  • In consultation with key stakeholders, ensures content adheres to ADA­compliance standards
  • Ensures that content delivery follows accepted processes and standards for digital and print. Provides training and guidance to authors and subject matter experts as needed
  • Resolves content bugs on products in the marketplace, utilizing in­house and external SME resources as needed

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and online editing tools
  • Consultative, cooperative, solutions­oriented, and service­minded perspective
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to embrace, assimilate, and implement new processes, procedures, and standards in an environment of continuous improvement and change
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively and efficiently in a team environment
  • Experience working with technical content, especially STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) content, preferably in an educational, learning, or publishing environment

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with content formats (HTML, XML) and product platforms
  • Database experience
  • Knowledge of ADA compliance

Cengage is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or protected veteran status.

About Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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