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Sr. Content Project Manager

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F.A. Davis Company
Philadelphia, USA

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Manager of Projects/eProjects, and in conjunction with the Acquisitions Editor, this position functions at a senior level in managing the execution of proposed plan for assigned projects from pre-contract through release to production and publication.

A Senior Content Project Manager is responsible for independently managing large, complex, high-revenue, and core products, ensuring that the products (and their components) deliver on-time, on-spec, and on-budget to market satisfaction and revenue requirements. A Senior Content Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases of the editorial plan and product development cycle for all assigned product deliverables, whether delivered in print, digitally, or as a for-sale product or ancillary component.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • Five or more years’ experience in a content management role, preferably in nursing editorial
  • Solid, independent experience in managing multiple first-edition, complex, core textbooks with large art programs and ancillary packages through publication
  • Experience with digital media, including audio and video and web-based software project management
  • Independent, self-starter with track record of strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Resourceful, decisive, and unflappable
  • Attentive to detail
  • Able to foresee and avert problems
  • Able to manage authors and interact with them professionally
  • Able to manage multiple, highly complex projects simultaneously
  • Able to take “ownership” of projects throughout the publishing process
  • Able to orient and direct junior staff as to procedures and database systems
  • Deep knowledge of publishing process and nursing market
  • Thorough familiarity with requirements for preparing manuscript to move smoothly through production
  • Experience in managing multiple high-priority projects, including ancillary programs
  • Familiarity with acceptable formats for digital text and art
  • Experience with digital content online organization and management including ftp sites, Drop Box, CMS, Digital Asset Managers (DAM)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, Google Docs, and internet research
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently coordinates all aspects (manuscript, reviews, artwork, photos, ancillaries, etc.) of assigned  projects to developing a smooth workflow through release to production and publication
  • Assure that assigned projects meet approved specifications (contractual due date, schedule, art budget, page length, number of images, ancillaries, etc.)
  • Responsible for project management of more complex, core projects that would result in potentially significant revenue for the company upon publication
  • Liaison with DP in the development of key ancillaries and online products, troubleshooting any workflow or formatting issues
  • Author/Contributor/DE/freelance day-to-day contact and support, serving as “point person” for the project, as well as liaison with other departments/functions (e.g., Print Production, DP, Sales, Marketing, Customers)
  • Develop and implement schedules for each project to guarantee the ideal market publication date and manage authors/DEs/freelancers through the schedule.  Update schedules as needed.
  • Work with authors/AE/DP to create ancillaries/digital online assets for assigned projects.
  • Facilitate the peer review process in conjunction with AE; obtaining both content and market reviews or delegating to Editorial Assistant, analyzing results, and communicating results effectively to authors/AEs
  • Coordinate author kick off meetings and editorial update meetings as needed; facilitate RTP manuscript meetings
  • Attend Print Production and DP meetings to provide/obtain updated information
  • Track all manuscript content through planning and development
  • Maintain and update project information in Klopotek, Censhare, CMS and Project Files on Nursing Drive
  • Ensure consistent standards throughout MS development process
  • Manuscript preparation (includes Censhare, preparing CPI, Production instructions, CMS) for release to Print Production or DP
  • Prepare Project Proposal update for Financial Checkpoints; present updates at New Product Meeting
  • Manage permission process including guiding authors and ensuring all permissions are requested and granted; Upload all files with accompanying metadata into Censhare at RTP or by “files to mfg” date for large titles
  • Manage authors through process for XML projects as assigned
  • Review promotional materials, back cover copy (bcc) and Field Note Book (FNB) to ensure clarity and accuracy throughout life cycle of product
  • Maintain files, contributor information in Klopotek, and request reviewer/contributor payments in absence of Editorial Assistant
  • Responsible for the orientation of new staff to editorial processes, procedures, and systems and as resource for newer CPMS
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by Manager
Education/Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Science, or related field

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Employer: F.A. Davis Company (@FADavisCompany)
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Posted Date: 28/07/2022
Expiry Date: 28/11/2022
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Digital Marketing / Marketing Technology, Project Manager
Ref: DN-JB-918
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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