Pearson Production Editor (contract) in Melbourne, Australia

Production Editor (contract)


Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible.

Our Production team is seeking an experienced Editor to assist with the day-to-day oversight of the work of the vendors (local and overseas) who deliver the editorial, typesetting/design services for Pearson Australia print and digital products.

Reporting to the Editorial & Design Production Manager, the Production Editor will act as the editorial & design work stream lead on specific projects, ensuring editorial and design/typesetting vendors are completing their work to deadline, budget and quality standards.

This is a 12 month contract opportunity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Editorial & Design Production Manager in the allocation and on-boarding of vendors to specific projects.

  • Creating and maintaining vendor-specific templates, guidelines and documents to ensure vendors are equipped to provide Pearson with a high-quality service.

  • Training new vendors in Pearson’s editorial and typesetting/design processes.

  • Troubleshooting vendor queries about Pearson-specific production conventions, including Pearson-specific Word templates and styling rules.

  • QA checking of vendor work at key project points and providing feedback; this also includes standard project quality control checks such as prepress checks.

  • Upholding Pearson’s editorial and design quality standards.


  • Relevant editing or publishing tertiary qualification

  • Strong editorial experience, preferably in a book publishing context

  • High level of understanding of Editorial Conventions

  • Experience monitoring the work and performance of vendors

  • Experience monitoring costs

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat on a PC platform

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills

  • IPed Accreditation will be highly regarded as will experience editing educational products.

We’re proud of our people – their drive, talent and enthusiasm. At Pearson we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits.

If you are interested in growing your career with the world's leading learning organisation, please submit your application now


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Publishing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 21, 2017

Req ID: 1715300