Assistant Editor - India (contract)
Harvard Business Publishing
Company Overview

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.

With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers.
HBP is comprised of three market groups - Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard Business Review Group – which produce a variety of media including print and digital (Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press Books, Harvard Business School Cases, Brief Cases, blogs), events (Participant-Centered Learning Seminars, Custom Events, Webinars), and online learning (Harvard ManageMentor, Leadership Direct, Online Courses, Simulations). Through these publishing platforms HBSP is able to influence real-world change by maximizing the reach and impact of its essential offering — ideas.

Harvard Business School Publishing India Private Limited (HBSPIPL) was incorporated on September 29, 2008. The Company was formed with an objective of providing sales and marketing support services to Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, USA. The Company also started sales, marketing and publicity of books published by Harvard Business Press from July 2009.

HBR Ascend is a global, digital-first learning companion for graduating students and young professionals.

HBR Ascend is targeted at young managers with 0-7 years of experience and not very well versed in soft skills such as small group leadership, inter-personal skills, or cross-cultural tasks. A secondary audience also exists and comprises of 20-25-year-old students in B-Schools and other graduate programs who wish to be employment ready.

Given the comfort that this audience has with connected devices and their need to access content anytime, anywhere, HBR Ascend focuses on mobile devices as the primary delivery platform. We are looking for an assistant editor to help us further out content efforts for this target market.

Assistant Editor overview

HBP India is looking to hire an Assistant Editor to join the editorial team HBR Ascend targeted at graduating students and young professionals. The Assistant Editor will work with the Senior Editor for this product and the product leadership team in India to help curate, contextualize and develop content with more impact and reach. The Assistant Editor will also work towards developing an in-depth understanding of this audiences’ content needs and use these inputs to develop the right content mix for its users. The assistant editor will also manage the content production aspects including managing the content management system and the publishing queue.

Key Responsibilities
Own the publishing queue and ensure timely upload of identified content on the content management system.
Collaborating with the team to research, plan, and execute new articles, videos, infographics, etc.
Keep a track of trends, latest developments, new research and ideas relevant to our audience.
Develop ideas based on analytics and an understanding of the audiences’ content needs.
Develop new content formats and innovative ways of delivering content to our mobile audience.
Assessing submissions and making recommendations for publishing. Edit, proofread, and check articles for accuracy.
Work on strengthening our SEO initiatives.
Writing your own articles.

Skills and Experience
Wide-ranging, creative intellect and sharp editorial instincts.
Excellent reporting, writing, and headline-writing skills. Ability to spot, quickly shape, and reliably line-edit a good story.
Savvy understanding of google analytics.
Understanding of content management systems and digital publishing formats and conventions.
Familiarity with SEO is a plus.
Global mindset, ability to work across cultures and time-zones.