DescriptionAt Pearson, were committed to a world thats 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 its 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 worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small.Reporting to the Portfolio Director (Editor in Chief) the Portfolio Management Assistant will be responsible for assisting the editorial team in all areas of acquisitions and development of print and digital content for the higher education, physical sciences market.Performing a variety tasks, including correspondence, processing payments, managing data, interfacing with authors, title set up and maintenance, coordination of contracts, contributor agreements and content creation, coordinating and managing peer review projects, managing supplemental print and digital projects to completion and learning various roles in publishing from acquisitions to content development, production, marketing and sales.

Critical Responsibilities include:
Manage and maintain editorial database, with particular attention paid to keeping accurate and up-to-date author and contributor information.Support editors in achieving their acquisition goals by assisting with author/editor correspondence, sending and tracking contracts,helping with research as needed and planning/organizing editorial meetings.Work with authors and contributors to obtain deliverables as contracted, sending reminders as appropriate. Ensure that all paperwork is on file, including contributor agreements, personal data forms and permissions.Interface with Accounts Payable and Royalty departments to ensure timely author and vendor payments.

Assist in preparing manuscripts and storyboards for print and digital productionThis a great opportunity for a RECENT college graduateQualificationsRequired Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
Bachelor's degreeHighly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPointExcellent organizational, time management, communication and inter-personal skillsHighly motivated individual with strong attention to detailsAbility to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlinesOutstanding communication skills written, spoken, digitalInterest in publishing is a plus!
Associated topics: administrative and operational assist, administrative assist, administrative support, associate, intern, operator, production, shift, support, usher

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