Pearson Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Project Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Project Manager (PM) in Higher Education Services is a key liaison through all functional areas of project execution to digital delivery and/or release to printer for a broad list of customized projects across all disciplines with varying editorial, production, rights, and manufacturing requirements. The PM works with Senior Project Managers, field staff, authors/customers, freelancers, vendors, third party partners, and various in-house departments (Rights, Production Services/QA, Creative, Operations, Business Office, Inventory, Manufacturing,) to manage projects and expectations to successful completion and fulfillment.

The PM works independently to execute a high volume of individual projects and collaboratively with internal team members to ensure coordination among all the products/services for each customer. Working collaboratively to identify and understand customer goals and targeted functionality, the PM assists in determining how course content can be best represented through a variety of delivery media and to ensure print and media solutions are implemented to exceed customers’ expectations.

The Project Manager will manage the development and production processes of custom print, digital, and/or related multimedia titles from initial concept through implementation. The ideal candidate will have experience in sales support and technology solutions with the ability to work directly with our customers in the multiple product offerings available.

Candidate will be responsible for creating and managing multiple project schedules, identifying and resolving conflicts, supporting customers and external stakeholders, and validating project scope and budget.

This is a benefits-eligible, Full-Time status position located in Boston, MA. Relocation is not available and this is not a remote position.


Customer-facing soft skills

Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to select the appropriate communication method in different situations

Proven ability to create documentation for production specifications

Ability to learn technology quickly and effectively train others

Knowledge of various support tools (i.e., SharePoint, Jira, BaseCamp)

Capable of prioritizing, organizing, and managing several ongoing tasks with minimal supervision

Ability to meet ambitious deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule with multiple projects running simultaneously

Ability to think creatively, adapt to circumstances, learn from co-workers, and share information and experiences

Strong analytical, technical, and problem solving skills

Ability to make pragmatic, timely, and sound decisions

Proven negotiation, consensus-building, and conflict resolution skills

Strong presentation skills

Ability to work on a team and independently

Knowledge of project management methods and tools

High level technical writing and documentation skills

Understanding of industry standard technologies and specifications (i.e., LTI, QTI, Common Cartridge, API, etc.) and industry standard development and production processes

General knowledge of emerging internet-based technologies

Understanding of Pearson learning and content platforms (MyLabs, Mastering, CourseConnect, eText, etc.) a plus

Characteristics of a successful candidate include:

Flexiblity, resourcefulness, and strong attention to detail

Interested in actively seeking new skills and keeping pace with emerging technologies


Enjoys working in a high-energy, team-based environment

Deals effectively with change in a fast-paced environment


Team player

Able to function with ambiguity

Other Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading.

Ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously and operate in a demanding work environment is important.

Reliable attendance and punctuality, and willingness and ability to work extended hours as needed, particularly during busy seasons, are critical to successful performance in this role.




Formal education or equivalent experience:

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent years in education and successful work experience

Project management experience

Experience working with sales/field teams

Experience with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, D2L, Canvas, Sakai, or Moodle)


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1814669

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.