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Project Manager STEM Editorial more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:Macmillan Learning
First posted:May 20, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC ("BFW"), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.

Job Purpose:
The Project Manager, STEM Editorial is responsible for the initiation, analysis, planning, management, and budgeting of STEM Editorial projects. The Project Manager is responsible for managing projects within budget and resource constraints, and ensuring that projects meet requirements, deadlines, and business requirements. This role requires significant interaction with management and leadership within the Editorial department and with other stakeholders outside of the department as needed, with a focus on successful deliverables for the business. This professional will find that we provide a challenging and flexible environment which values self-motivation and team collaboration.


  • Work with content directors and discipline managers to create detailed work plans that identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Monitor the execution and progress of the project according to the project plan as it pertains to scope, time, and budget and make adjustments as necessary to align with strategic needs.
  • Ensure that project work aligns with success criteria as defined throughout the project. Ensure that all project team members understand individual and group responsibilities to achieve project goals and strategy.
  • Employ BI tools and user engagement systems to acquire, organize, and interpret pertinent data as needed to monitor on-going processes and inform decision-making about future initiatives.
  • Work with stakeholders to measure KPI's, set benchmarks, and assist in determining optimal pricing and bundling strategies. Perform periodic metrics and revenue analyses.
  • Write reports on the project for key stakeholders including milestone reporting, bi-weekly and monthly updates. Assist with the management and reporting of financial status against budget.
  • Confirm accuracy of finance's tracking of costs. Host project status meetings for key team members on each project.
  • Analyze contractor efficiency and work with project owners to resolve efficiency issues.


  • At least 4 years experience with proven project management practices and methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate technical concepts and issues to a non-technical audience
  • Responds well to constructive criticism
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology such as Google sheets
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Remains calm under pressure and remains committed completing the task when obstacles arise


  • PMI, Lean Six Sigma, Agile, or similar certification
  • Experience in managing digital content
  • Experience in educational businesses, such as publishing or educational software


  • B.A./B.S. degree required, preferably in Science, Math, or Business.
  • MBA or related experience strongly preferred


  • Austin, TX

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