Managing Editor

Weinheim, Germany
Competitive Salary
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
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Location: Weinheim, Germany

At Wiley, we welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and embrace individuals who get excited about learning whether online or by book. Learning is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion. It's in our differences that we empower the way the world learns.

The Managing Editor is responsible for the successful delivery of projects for a particular product line, from contract signing until delivery of final product. This includes managing costs, schedules and fiscal output budgets; keeping stakeholders informed of any variance; maintaining high-level contact with the author/editor throughout the project life cycle; and ensuring the quality of the final product(s). The Managing Editor is accountable for, but does not actually carry out, the functions carried out by the Content Operations department.

How you will make an impact:
  • Working with the Editorial team to ensure correct data is in system from contracting stage through the product life-cycle and establishing a schedule.
  • Maintaining high level contact with author throughout the content creation phase, providing information about upcoming workflow stages and setting expectations upfront about author responsibilities and the content development and production processes.
  • Tracking the progress of projects through the stages of the end-to-end content process; ensuring the schedule of each part is up-to-date and informing stakeholders of any variance against fiscal year targets.
  • Ensuring that any product-specific guidelines are enforced, and quality of final product is appropriate to the market; remediating any escalated issues.
  • Tracking the project costs against pre-agreed budgets using appropriate tool; informing stakeholders of any variances and troubleshooting.

We are looking for people who:
  • Have a completed degree.
  • Have deep experience of book and other publishing processes, especially digital.
  • Have a track record of proposing, and delivering against, demanding targets.
  • Can develop an understanding of platforms upon which products and services run.
  • Understands the P&L, Cash Flow, and Return on Investment (ROI) implications of business choices.
  • Understands the importance of data flow, data integrity, and business process efficiency, as well as the potential role technology could play to improve or enhance them.
  • Excellent command of English and German, including spelling, grammar and usage.

About Wiley

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology, globalism and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. As a learning business, Wiley makes meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. The company's headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.

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