Content Strategy Manager


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Location

NY-New York (Midtown)

Classification

Full-Time

Description

This position is responsible for managing complex content programs through all stages of the digital publishing process. The Content Strategy Manager oversees all editorial aspects of projects, contributes to team building, and, provides core training for new/junior editorial freelancers and/or staff. Responsible for ensuring that key content programs meet expected standards of quality and market needs, and that all components are published on schedule and within budget.

Essential Functions

• Conceptualization, strategy/planning, and management of educational content program(s).
• Schedule, coordinate and oversee the work of writers and in-house and freelance editorial staff in order to set and achieve deadlines.
• Supervise staff and communicate effectively to track schedules, manage workloads, and resolve issues to keep projects on schedule and within budget.
• Troubleshoot problems with writers, editors, other departments and outside vendors.
• Use appropriate market research to elicit feedback from target markets at key stages of projects in the form of reviews, surveys, focus groups, student/teacher interviews, etc.
• Prepare financial analyses/revenue projections under the direction of senior staff.
• Monitor and track project costs.
• Contribute to ongoing development of departmental systems and processes.
• Assist Sr. Director in conceptualizing new content programs.
• Assist in identifying writers appropriate for projects, provide them with clear briefs and negotiate and prepare contracts for content/projects under supervision of Sr. Director.
• Oversee the editorial process to ensure pedagogical effectiveness, market appropriateness, consistency, accuracy, legal compliance, and appropriate realization of original intent of the work.
• Understand and work with financial systems, processes, and team.
• Participate in the creation and execution of market development strategies.
• Create and execute promotional plans and activities for content area.
• Foster and develop professional growth of junior staff members and provide leadership to the team in general.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or greater.
• 7+ years publishing experience, preferably with teaching or educational publishing experience and/or digital educational materials.
• MS Office required including strong Word, Outlook, and Excel skills.
• Excellent communication, time-management and negotiation skills.
• Some management experience a plus.

 

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