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Head of Content Management, Hodder Education

Who we are and what we do

At Hodder Education we are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally, with a broad range of products and services for teachers and students, from curriculum resources to assessment materials.  We aim to make a difference to teachers and students by producing quality resources and services, while continuing to grow as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values:  putting teachers and students at the heart of what we do, improving quality year on year, working collaboratively, and being trustworthy in what we publish and how we work.

What you will be doing

Hodder Education has a great opportunity for a Head of Content Management, managing multi-site and experienced teams across editorial, design and picture research and as a key part of the Operations team supporting the whole Division. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing the scheduling and delivery of our content in multiple formats through best practice processes and in tight collaboration with colleagues in commissioning and production. Key responsibilities include:

  • To be a leader and champion for Content Management across the business,
  • Responsible for the provision of a full content management service, including timely delivery of manuscripts and finished designs for handover to production.
  • Responsible for the full process for content management, design and picture research developing and maintaining processes, tools, technology and workflows to ensure that content operations are flexible, scalable, reliable and effective through a culture of continuous improvement.
  • To recruit, train and develop the editorial, design and picture research teams
  • To establish and improve KPIs and related metrics that both track performance against team objectives and facilitate corrective action.
  • To actively manage content development resources across publishing lists as priorities shift, monitoring expenditure against origination budgets and reporting on variances.
  • To strategically manage independent contractors and vendors

What we are looking for

The successful candidate is likely to be a manager with first-hand experience of editorial workflows and processes gained in a publishing (ideally education) setting. You will be commercial yet driven to deliver the very best products fit for our diverse customer and market requirements. You will have the ability to inspire and develop the editorial team to deliver a best-in-class service to the Division. Proven experience of managing and adapting print and digital workflows would be useful. Strong numeracy and problem-solving capabilities are a given. Experience of leading or participating in team change initiatives would be ideal.

What we offer

This role is based in our London office on Victoria Embankment, as part of an experienced team in a dynamic working environment. We offer 25 days holiday per annum, a pension scheme, season ticket loan and further benefits.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

Salary: Market rate, depending on experience

Closing Date: 18th October 2019 but applicants are recommended to apply early

Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to:

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know