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Publishing Manager

at Bersin & Associates LLC in Shhhh...   —   Apr 16, 2014   |  
Overview
About the Company
Bersin & Associates empowers Human Resources and learning professionals to drive business results with world-class research and consulting. Our customer base includes over 50 percent of the Fortune 100. Twenty percent of our customer base is located outside the US and the vast majority of our members are global organizations. We are a winner of Inc. Magazine’s 2011 Best Small Company Workplaces award and are growing at over 35 percent CAGR. We are looking for high caliber, customer-oriented professionals to continue fueling our growth. Our company is built on five enduring principles: quality, integrity, client service, client value, and teamwork. Through these principles, we deliver a premier experience and offering to our clients.

About the Research & Publishing Team
Our world-class Research Team delivers thought leadership to companies like Bank of America, Boeing, Cisco Systems, HP, JetBlue, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Nike, Qualcomm, Starbucks, Target, UnitedHealth Group and Wal-Mart. Our thought leadership drives revenue in membership renewals and custom research. The team is fast-paced and thrives on learning and innovation in applying data analytics with compelling business writing and advice.

Position Summary
We currently produce more than 100 research reports annually, authored by 10 or more researchers and writers. Our reports are currently produced using professional desktop publishing tools and published for access in print and online. The reports are tagged and stored in an online accessible database that can be searched by our clients.

The Editorial & Publishing Manager will play a pivotal role for managing the quality, speed and workflow of our day-to-day publishing operations. This person will also drive our editorial style guidelines and assist in developing our rich media strategy, which includes publication of audio, video, and dynamic HTML versions of our research.

As Editorial & Publishing Manager, this role will manage the day-to-day operations of the publishing function, ensure consistent quality and adherence to our standards, and work with writers to get research published quickly and regularly.

We are looking for people who can learn our business, help us grow, and take advantage of opportunities to develop with the company.
Responsibilities
Drive standards for writing, publishing and style guidelines.
Work with research and marketing to manage publishing calendar and establish key deadlines.
Manage workflow of assets in the editing/publishing cycle and develop streamlined processes for getting assets published quickly and predictably.
Manage contractor pool of graphics designers and editors, ensuring just-in-time availability of resources as needed.
Manage a small internal team including a production editor and graphic designer, who are responsible for:
Publishing multiple types of assets including case studies, research reports, presentations, webcasts and tools.
Managing a database of online reports.
Maintaining and evolving metadata requirements to improve searchability of content.
Provide feedback to analysts/writers to help them improve their writing.
Experience
Has 3-5 years of experience as a manager in web publishing
Proven business writing and editing skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to work cross-functionally and with a diverse set of remote individuals
Superior organizational and process skills; ability to manage a publishing schedule of 20-30 projects at a time with conflicting priorities
A team leader who can create a collaborative, team-based environment
Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, adapting quickly to changing deadlines and always flexible in shifting tasks to meet deliverables
Comfortable with current digital environment, including blogs, tools, and wikis
Core Job Competencies
Advanced Writing Skills – Is proficient in a variety of writing styles, and uses the appropriate style that suits the message and the audience. Produces well-structured and dynamic pieces of writing. Uses examples to explain points, recommendations and solutions. Able to develop a critical point of view and articulate it clearly, concisely. Uses an authoritative voice.
Excellent Editing Skills - Has the ability to edit reports in length of 5 to 100 pages for accuracy, thoroughness, relevance, coherence of content and ideas; correct usage of words and terms, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; Clear, concise style that is cohesive and euphonious; appropriate tone and language for audience and purpose; cohesion through use of headings, format, and white space.
Web Publishing Management – Experience managing web publishing groups, including experience with tools, process, and design.
Web and Print Publishing Tools and Technologies - Familiarly with how different tools can be used to develop interactive, visually appealing content. Tools include graphics, page layout, web publishing and content management systems.
Web Design Skills – Ability to recognize and inspire well designed, easy-to-use web pages, and have experience with information architecture and web-based layout.
Skills
Company Competencies
Listening - Listens to understand, thinks carefully before responding, assesses situation clearly.
Problem Solving - Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on one's knowledge and experience base, and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
Candor - Talks openly about issues in a non-confrontational way. Unafraid to bring up issues which need to be discussed, provides positive feedback regardless of issue.
Energy & Enthusiasm - Displays a sense of excitement, passion, tenacity, hard work, and creativity about our business.
Results driven - Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence. Shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement.
Team player - Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish company objectives.
Education
BA/BS in Human Resources, Business, Education, Learning or Communication.
Compensation
Salary will depend on experience. Bersin & Associates provides medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan, 401k plan with 25% employer match, 15 days of paid time off (vacation and sick), and 10 paid holidays.

Candidate should provide a resume and a letter of introduction. Our process will include 3-5 interviews and a request for 2-3 sample writing pieces. Apply directly at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BERSIN&cws=1&rid=85
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