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Pearson Creative Production Manager in Jefferson City, Missouri

Creative Production Manager

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Production Manager reports to the Creative Operations Manager and has responsibility for multiple creative projects simultaneously. Manages creative workload and pipeline of upcoming projects and owns the production timeline, scope, scheduling, and documentation, and makes critical decisions on all of the above. Works with a multidisciplinary team to scope, plan, manage, and deliver on creative projects involving a variety of media including content development, print design, email, digital design, and video production.

People skills are essential in this position, as you will be counted on to deliver, while continuing to foster a positive and productive creative environment for the team. The production manager is also responsible for staying up-to-date on deliverables status, changes, and delays; managing issue resolution and taking corrective action as needed, all while maintaining constant communication between Creative and stakeholders to ensure expectations are clear.

The production manager uses knowledge of project scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. Assembles project team, identifies appropriate resources, assigns individual responsibilities, and develops schedules to ensure timely completion of project. Drives workflow across teams, communicating project status and next steps on a regular basis. Communicates with internal project team, external project manager, stakeholders, and company executives regarding the status of specific projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as first point of contact for creative requests

  • Develop and have complete ownership over digital marketing campaign creative execution plan: coordinate and communicate with all necessary parties

  • Schedule and manage multiple projects concurrently, in the most effective and efficient manner possible, ensuring adequate resources are available

  • Coordinate internal resources and sometimes third parties/vendors for flawless project execution

  • Create and manage production schedules and milestones through regular monitoring of production procedures and processes

  • Analyze variances in production capabilities, and offer viable solutions and options to ensure a painless production workflow

  • Evaluate ongoing progress and status of projects, track progress against milestones, manage issue resolution, and take corrective action as needed.

  • Coordinate between Creative and Marketing, seeking to maintain a harmonious and efficient balance between the demands of each department

  • Respond timely and accurately to questions and requests about scheduling

  • Continuously seek to improve processes and the operational efficiency of the creative department

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned which may include cross-team initiatives

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant project or production management experience

  • Familiar with digital media

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced (sometimes chaotic) environment with ambitious schedules and plans

  • Ability to handle responsibility and the pressure of meeting deadlines

  • Ability to assign production goals, tasks, and deadlines, based on logic and critical thinking

  • Experience scheduling projects in project management tool

  • Strong English communication skills both written and verbal

  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize across several projects and deliverables using a logical approach to process implementation

  • Ability to apply broad work experience and knowledge when analyzing complex problems and be able to consistently identify critical elements, variables, and alternatives to develop solutions

  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others

  • Understands team dynamics, fostering a positive team environment

  • Experience working with designers, content writers, and videographers

  • Exceptional leadership skills

  • Self-directed and accountable to the big picture, and the details

  • Strong attention to detail and superb organization skills

  • Strong negotiating, problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • Confident and clear communicator with strong interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional business acumen and collaboration skills

  • Superb time management with the ability to work independently

  • Flexible, curious, and ready to learn

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • PMI Certification

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint and Workzone

  • Experience in the education market space

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.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 2, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2011008

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.

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