Senior Development Editor - Science & Social Science

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Job Description


Key responsibilities


  • Conducting research on market trends, studying competition
  • Conducting product presentations and workshops
  • Adept at customer interaction and consolidating existing high-value relationships
  • Finalizing the project timelines and budget for a particular product
  • Interacting with prospective users and gauging the impact of the proposed product
  • Finding new ways to make the product portfolio grow by understanding industry trends
  • Analyzing global products & customization as per local needs 
  • Value addition to existing products (Reprints/Revisions)
  • Creating new product ideas with a strict eye on the P&L
  • Conducting product training sessions across India
  •  Responsible for managing projects to ensure the highest quality control standards as per ideal TAT (Turnaround Time)
  • Content development, author management & vendor management
  • Accountable for final quality, accuracy, budget, schedule & program goals  
  • Identifying risks to schedule, budget, scope and ensure project completion
  • Project Management: coordinating with design team for book covers & layout, production team & manufacturing team to ensure on-time delivery of content
  • Exposure to digital product development




  • Design, develop and deliver resources as per the pedagogical practices and curriculum requirements of the target market
  • Prepare and maintain publishing-related documents
  • Develop sample chapter templates with all the features
  • Evaluate manuscript and outlines the manuscript development process and its delivery
  • Work with authors to finish the project in time as per the approved scope and budget
  • Responsible for content accuracy, all varieties of editing of the resources we publish
  • Interact with freelancers, content developers, reviewers and authors to finalise the book(s), digital components, teacher support material
  • Sign off the handover of the final print-ready PDF of the book(s) and final deliverables of the digital components to the product development team as per the pre-approved scope of work



  • Responsible for delivering the projects within the budget allotted
  • Compliant as per the processes established by Cambridge University Press while dealing with freelancers, content developers, subject matter experts, suppliers and vendors


Customer Connect

  • Aware of the new developments in the K12 segment of publishing
  • Understand government guidelines and policies related to education
  • Keeping an eye on all the major developments of CBSE/ICSE boards; understanding their guidelines and policies
  • Understand the pedagogy and nuances of the subject
  • Understand the user environment of the target audience
  • Deliver product training to the target customers
  • Client communication in Custom projects


Working with Author/s

  • Work with authors to complete the projects as per the approved scope, budget, schedule and key quality measures
  • Maintain cordial and productive relationship with authors



Working with Product Development team

  • Work closely with the team to deliver the components basis the approved pub plan
  • Provide relevant content input and info to help them finalise the templates, QA matrix/checklists
  • Finalise the components as per the QA matrix/checklists


Working with Sales and Marketing teams

  • Aware of the marketing strategies for the promotion of the books
  • Ready to travel with the sales team for the promotion of the books
  • Product training of the sales team and the target user


Key Skills

  • Strong team player
  • Subject matter expert in the field of Science & Maths
  • English language proficiency is a must
  • Advance-level proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Adobe PDF
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic
  • Ready to adapt and learn
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Capable of meeting deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills



  • MSc in Science (preferable chemistry/physics) from a premium university or educational institute
  • MSc in Maths (preferable with science background) from a premium university or educational institute


Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years in a competitive work environment in publishing organisation


  • working knowledge of commonly used video and audio editing software
  • strong editorial skills


Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We're one of the world's most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people's potential with the best learning and research solutions. We work in global teams to tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Our benefits include group medical coverage and group term life benefits, an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 14 days holiday (bank holidays), and many more. Furthermore, our office is in a prominent locations.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on

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Splendor Forum, Plot no. 3, 3rd Floor, Jasola District Centre, New Delhi, India, 110025

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Priyank Jha

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