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Content Project Manager

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Elsevier is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in science and health, legal, risk management, and business to business sectors.

As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7000 people in 24 countries, we help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.

Our working culture is highly respectful, stimulating and diverse; enabling bright, passionate people to do their best work. We offer challenging but realistic objectives, recognition for achievement, and the opportunity to challenge the status quo. We're a truly global company, working across geographies everyday with our people sharing a passion for health and science. Our people are pragmatic, commercial, work collaboratively and are excellent relationship builders.  We offer an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by helping the health and science communities find and use trusted, high-quality information.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do and our people take their development and progress seriously, as do we. Because of our global reach, opportunities are available locally and globally and our breadth of opportunity offers the chance to build a varied career across different functions and divisions. You will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and to contribute to change. People with the right attitude have the chance to contribute far beyond their role.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop & produce competitive, innovative content for new or revised products (both local language and translation/adaptation as required) with focus on compelling electronic formats and functionality, that meet market needs and are designed to drive usage and grow market share.  In this role, you will also manage assigned projects from contract stage through delivery of final files ensuring that standard deliverable files are produced on time and within budget, to approved proposal vision. Incorporate new processes, e-workflows, and technology as appropriate supporting migration to an eFirst workflow with authors in the creation of econtent.   You will also serve as primary contact for authors, scientific editors, translators and suppliers from contract stage through final delivery of products.
Some of your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:
  • Ensuring timely delivery of complete and well-prepared material for publication that adheres to proposal and appropriate quality benchmarks
  • Help Content Strategist (CS) in project definition (e- and print format): help to plan content formats, organization and content templates; provide input costs for non standard projects at proposal stage; generate ideas for features and product functionality that aid usability
  • Brief authors/editors/translators on all aspects of writing to deliver print and electronic material to required standard, vision, budget and schedule (including chapter level abstracts and key words)
  • Brief authors in e-workflows and train them to use the available tools (e.g. EMSS, author template etc) whenever possible
  • Reviewing and preparing content for delivery to freelancers, suppliers or vendors
  • Prepare for and attend gate meeting with CS prior to copyediting to sign off on delivery of the proposed vision at this stage of development
  • Evaluate submitted material, work with authors/solicit external content edit if required to ensure adherence to proposal vision and compliance with content, format and size requirements
  • Ensure that all required permissions for print and electronic rights have been obtained (ideally by author) and relevant information stored in Permissions Database. For 3rd party permissions within Elsevier translations liaise with Chennai team for permissions clearance as required
  • Manage artwork process with authors, illustrators and vendors as required per project, ensuring that all delivered artwork meets technical and product requirements
  • Liaising with freelancers/suppliers as necessary and monitoring performance
  • Ensuring finished product meets market needs and budget is adhered to
To be successful in this role, the person will be:
  • thorough familiarity with requirements for content to move smoothly through print or electronic publishing process internally or with vendors
  • Familiarity with acceptable formats for digital text and art.  Facility with Word, Excel, and internet research.  Knowledge of e-devices and e-content workflows
  • Experience managing writers/SMEs.  Experience in managing multiple, high-priority projects.
  • Have 5 or more years experience in STM publishing preferably in production, project management or editing
  • BA/BS degree in relevant local language, science, or related area preferred (or local equivalent)

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