Commissioning Editor, Secondary Portfolio ELT

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Date: Nov 4, 2022

Location: Mexico City, MX

Company: Springer Nature Group

Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for Schools curricula around the world whilst Palgrave Higher Education develops and distributes textbooks, e-books and interactive e-learning resources primarily for University-level students.

Commissioning Editor

Macmillan Education

Permanent contract

Mexico City

Closing date: 15th September 2022


Macmillan Education ELT Publishing team are currently seeking an experienced Commissioning Editor to join the Secondary Portfolio in our Mexico City offices on a hybrid basis. 


The role of Commissioning Editor for ELT Publishing is to commission appropriate ELT content and manage successful content development. It involves commissioning authors and working closely with overseas markets, and the in-house or freelance project team to work to high level and detailed working schedules to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. Collaboration with in-house Publishing Services, Digital Delivery, Production, Sales and Marketing teams and overseas markets is vital in ensuring that the publishing meets the needs of the key audience and stakeholders and has the right specification, look and feel. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working on complex print and digital publishing projects with large, diverse and geographically dispersed teams (internal and external).


Experience, skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of ELT markets and the secondary segment
  • Demonstrable, market-focused ELT publishing experience at project leadership level and a proven track record of successful product development
  • Awareness of publishing processes and how they impact manuscript development
  • Experience of working with a range of new media and a good understanding of publishing technologies
  • A working understanding of content management systems
  • Appreciation for a wide international range of teaching and learning situations
  • Adequate financial knowledge to understand and manage a project P&L
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent team-working and organisational skills
  • Significant English language teaching experience, preferably in a secondary setting
  • Excellent written English
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Formal ELT/TEFL qualification
  • Knowledge of a second language is desirable


This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and results focused individual to be part of our publishing team. We value character as well as skills – people with a passion to be the best they can be and the desire to make our company bigger, better and more exciting. It’s the people who make Macmillan Education so successful, so why not join us?


This role is based in our Mexico City offices with the option of hybrid working.


To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter both in English outlining your key ambitions for the role, including your salary expectations. 

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.