Associate Publishing Manager, Online Learning
Closing Date: 3rd January 2020
The Researcher and Conferences Services department offers a range of services to scientists and other researchers to help them – and their institutions – succeed.
This role presents an exciting opportunity to support the development and delivery of the growing portfolio of online and blended training courses on the Nature Masterclasses platform, delivered to researchers around the world.
The Associate Publishing Manager, Online Learning will have a creative, organised and can-do mindset. The role encompasses a varied skillset and you will have the chance to hone your skills in publishing, learning design, project management, project resource coordination and content development.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about the effective training of researchers, with a good foundation experience in working on publishing projects, project management and/or co-ordinating content-development.
The key function of the role is to support the Publishing Manager and Learning Design Manager to develop, deliver and maintain the researcher training suite of online products and services.
Support the Publishing Manager to develop new course proposals, including helping to commission subject matter experts and expert reviewers
Assist with creating schedules and timelines with key project dates/milestones for on-going projects. Monitor progress and help ensure that the project team are kept on track
Help recruit and coordinate freelancers for content, multimedia and instructional design
Manage the workflow for copy-editing and proofreading of content in storyboard and eLearning format; follow best practice for quality assurance review and support work on clearing rights and permissions
Organise filming trips to interview experts for video clips in the courses (this may involve some travel to coordinate logistics ‘on the road’)
Work with the marketing team to create product collateral ready for course launch
Assist the Publishing Manager and Learning Design Manager in the testing and implementation of new/pilot products and services as required.
Work closely with colleagues in the face-to-face training teams on piloting new products and services, particularly those that involve blended learning.
Help ensure that the quality of the Nature and Nature Research brands is maintained across all training materials as the products grow. Help keep abreast of the competition to ensure that we continue to provide a best-in-class product to our customers.
Good graduate degree (ideally in the sciences) or equivalent experience in digital or scientific publishing.
Experience in scientific research or scientific publishing, science communication or educational/training product development
Proven experience in project management skills and project delivery
Excellent communication skills, with confidence to lead meetings with peers
Numerate and comfortable working with usage data analysis
Good attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience of eLearning instructional design or online training
An understanding of the needs of scientists and other researchers
An understanding of the needs of non-native English end-users, using English course materials
Experience working within higher education and/or
Experience of working within digital publishing at an educational or academic publisher