Managing Coordinating Editor

New York
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
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Full Time
About our company
Apress Media, LLC, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers and programmers with more than 700 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Your tasks
The Managing Coordinating Editor (MCE) is responsible for leading a team of project managers responsible for shepherding of authors and their manuscripts from initial write through publication for Apress content. The MCE team will be responsible for a selection of projects and is ultimately responsible for scheduling, the allocation of 3rd party resources, and overseeing the completion of their teams projects on time and within budget. Specific responsibilities include:

- Oversees a group of project managers in the completion of Apress content on budget and on time
- Responsible for the implementation of best practices within the project teams
- Monitors and evaluates schedules ? makes decisions regarding project timelines and plans team pipeline
- Analyzes core metrics, manages 3rd party resources to achieve results
- Assigns projects to the project team
- Responsible for training group and implementing management objectives
- Ensures that the team data is of quality and accurate
- Maintains a detailed knowledge of all active projects assigned to team
- Ensures that all projects are completed in accordance to Apress procedures, including the completion of contracts, the accuracy of data, payment of all authors, 3rd parties, and freelancers
- Manages a set of projects as required

Our requirements
- Must be extremely organized and have previous project management experience, formal project management training a plus
- Efficient, reliable, with the ability to work in a mistake-free environment
- Excellent communication skills required with the ability to lead teams
- Expertise in the MS office suite
- Experience with SharePoint, Microsoft Projects a plus
- Prior publishing experience recommended
- BA required

Please apply using our online application system.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.

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