Schools Publisher (Curriculum)

Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for Schools curricula around the world whilst Palgrave Higher Education develops and distributes textbooks, e-books and interactive e-learning resources primarily for University-level students.
 

Schools Publisher (Curriculum) 
Macmillan Education
London
 

The Schools Publisher (Curriculum) will develop the publishing strategy to reflect market needs and opportunities and lead the development and the delivery of innovative, high quality products and services for primary and secondary curriculum levels in both markets.
 

The Schools division includes Caribbean, pan-African, Australian, Indian and South African business units. By combining Macmillan Education’s strengths in ELT with a deep understanding of the needs of local markets, we can provide International schools with a complete and innovative solution that provides unrivalled support for teachers, students and parents, who are non-native speakers of English.
 

The Caribbean department has been producing curriculum resources for the region for over 60-years. We publish from pre-primary to upper secondary for a wide range of subjects, with print and digital resources.
 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Publishing Strategy Director (Curriculum), Market Development Manager, Regional Managers and stakeholders, to develop the business unit’s publishing strategy. Share the publishing strategy, aims and objectives with team members in order to foster collective ownership and understanding of business objectives.
  • Develop a strong and business-focused understanding of the Caribbean market, its opportunities, threats and customer needs.
  • Develop a strong and business-focused understanding of the International schools (English Medium Curriculum) market, its opportunities, threats and customer needs.
  • Drive and deliver the publishing programme to achieve the business unit’s strategic goals.
  • Prepare and present clear publishing proposals for buy-in, support and approval.
  • Manage and support the Caribbean and Curriculum publishing / editorial team (based in the UK and regions) and outsourced commissioning / editorial services, to maintain a high level of performance.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the key functional areas of print and digital publishing, to enable continuous improvements to be made to editorial processes and practices.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ability to think strategically, develop and present robust business strategies which align with the market.
  • A proven background in commissioning and managing print and digital projects for the education sector.
  • A strong understanding of publishing processes related to the education sector.
  • Ability to make commercial decisions.
  • Excellent management skills relating to budgets and reports.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Track record of publishing teaching / learning resources that have been innovative and commercially successful.
  • Development and delivery of resources which support teachers and learners to improve learning outcomes.
  • Experience of working with company systems and willingness to learn and fully utilise all such systems.
  • In-depth understanding of publishing processes, print and digital.

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of publishing for either or both markets.
  • STEM subject interest / background in educational publishing.
  • English Language Teaching (ELT) experience and / or educational publishing background.

 

Location (free text): 
London
Location (from list): 
London
Type: 
Editor, Editorial
Job sector: 
Educational, Publisher
Employment type: 
Permanent