Cengage Learning Senior Development Editor-National Geographic Learning in Boston, Massachusetts


Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.

As a Cengage employee, you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our “A” game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.

What You'll Do Here:

As a member of the National Geographic Learning (NGL) English Language Teaching team,the Senior Development Editor manages in-house and out-of-house development of both print, non-print, and digital products to clarify, strengthen, and enhance their quality. This position uses management skills to successfully manage complex projects or a large slate of products to ensure timely delivery and cost effectiveness. Broadly stated, the position involves (1) maximizing the potential of the product in content, quality, and marketability, (2) managing assigned authors and other outside resources (3) project scheduling, content preparation, and quality assurance, and (4) product enhancement strategies.

About National Geographic Learning

At National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, our goals are to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. Our learning programs prominently feature the compelling content of National Geographic and TED Talks to inspire students to develop the skills they need to achieve success in life and work. We teach English and the world.

  • Work closely with the Publisher, Executive Editor, Managing Editors, Production, Technology, and Manufacturing to manage all stages of the publishing process

  • Manage the development of programs for print and electronic delivery—including student books, all ancillaries, and tech products

  • Manage project team (if applicable)

  • Help conceptualize product content and write product development guidelines

  • Analyze content and provide direction to authors in terms of writing and organizational content

  • Write and rewrite content when necessary

  • Provide guidance to in-house editors

  • Hire and manage outside writers and development editors

  • Create and maintain schedules

  • Maintain budget

  • Problem-solve daily process issues

  • Ensure quality control

  • Bring projects to completion within specified deadlines and budgets

  • Communicate effectively across functional groups

  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet company goals

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 5 years of textbook publishing experience

  • Demonstrated success developing market-leading EFL/ESL products

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Must be innovative, highly motivated, and team-oriented

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks and meet established deadlines

  • EFL/ESL teaching experience preferred

  • MA TESOL preferred

Requisition ID 2018-4686

Job Function Editorial