Editorial Project Management

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Managing publishing projects – in-person or virtually, creating print or digital – can comprise multiple risks, rewards and challenges. This course will help you to use both traditional and Agile project management techniques to navigate your way successfully through the risks and challenges to make the most of the rewards.

Combining clear explanations of best practice theories and terminology with hands-on experience, this course will give you the tools to effectively manage both print and digital editorial projects. Promoting active learning, the course uses a blended approach of personal study, interactive activities, group work and an in-depth case study to guide you through the practical tasks required for the job.

By the end of the course, you will have gained skills and knowledge that you can put into practice immediately. You will also be given access to a suite of templates and documentation to help keep your projects running smoothly and successfully from kick-off to delivery.

Who is it for?

  • Editorial Project Managers
  • Editors
  • Desk Editors
  • Project Editors
  • Production Editors
  • Managing Editors who are responsible for the management of complete editorial projects

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • assess the scope, needs and risks of an editorial project
  • set up robust processes to maintain and document progress and issues
  • accurately estimate timings to produce a detailed and reliable schedule
  • create and maintain the project budget to ensure profitability
  • effectively manage and communicate with your team and other stakeholders, wherever they are

Programme

Setting up a successful project

  • Leading a project – skills, accountability and responsibility
  • Determining goals and objectives
  • Defining and prioritising requirements
  • Assessing and mitigating risk

Managing content and processes

  • Reviewing draft content
  • Quality checking and feedback
  • Documenting progress, content and issues
  • Managing complex, multi-part projects
  • Working for constant improvement

Scheduling

  • Scheduling and dependencies
  • Estimating and allocating time
  • Mitigating delay and why
  • Managing time and tasks using Agile techniques

Budgeting

  • Estimating costs
  • Understanding profitability
  • Using contingency
  • Keeping to budget

Working effectively as a team

  • Leading virtual teams
  • Briefing your team, including freelancers and offshore suppliers
  • Negotiating fees
  • Traditional and Agile communication methods

 

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Please read our Terms & Conditions
Session 1: 23 November 2020 | Session 2: 25 November 2020 | Session 3: 27 November 2020 |
Monday, 23 November 2020
£650+VAT
A number of discounts are available

Course format

  • Virtual classroom
  • 9.00am to 12.30pm (GMT)
  • Three x 3.5 hour sessions including breaks, comprising three half-day sessions on three days

 

A number of discounts are available

 

Enrol on this course

 

What you will need

To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.

 

 

 

 

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