Pearson Content Development Manager, Secondary in Warsaw, Poland

Content Development Manager, Secondary


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s 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 it’s 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 world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with members of project team to create plan to complete all content development tasks; contract editorial freelancers as needed; supply them with comprehensive writing briefs, content templates, and templates for art and media briefs

  • Manage, train, and support in-house team of content developers

  • Review quality of in-house and freelanced work; give feedback to writers and editors on any recurring issues related to content creation

  • Forecast content development costs to feed into the budgeting process

  • Create writing and developement schedule for all phases of content creation

  • Provide support to editorial freelancers in the use of content creation tools (standard and proprietary)

  • Keep content development briefing documents updated throughout the content development process and consistently communicate changes to project team, writers and editors

  • Review and understand the approved instructional design, syllabus, course configuration, content map, budget, and schedule

  • Work with Senior Content Development Manager, Portfolio Manager, and Content Producer to plan and execute short- and long-term resourcing and training needs


  • University/College degree in linguistics, foreign language, or related field or qualification in teaching English as a second/foreign language (Certificate or Diploma in TEFL or TESOL)

  • At least 4 years teaching and/or editorial experience in ELT

  • Experience in content development

  • Experience in leading editorial projects a plus

  • Experience using content management systems and learning management systems

  • Experience in managing in-house staff as well as freelance writers and editors

  • Soft skills necessary to manage diverse teams

  • Ability to navigate a complex international organization effectively

  • Possesses sound business acumen; remains pragmatic, calm under pressure; results-focused

  • Leadership, mentoring and coaching experience is essential—proven ability in managing change

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

Primary Location: PL-PL-Warsaw

Work Locations: PL-Warsaw-Smamocka 8 Szamocka 8 Warsaw 01-748

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 9, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816022

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.