Staff within publishing companies are increasingly asked to act as project managers, overseeing new product developments and launches.
This one-day course has been created for those working in non-editorial publishing roles who have to manage projects. Whether you are tasked with organising an event, updating a website, or launching a new app, it will give you the confidence to be a good project manager. You’ll gain tips on how to get the most out of your time, understand the terminology of project management; and learn how to plan, execute and close a project. It will also look at good communication, budgeting, scheduling and dealing with any difficulties that may arise.
Please note that the examples in this course are drawn exclusively from non-editorial projects. We recommend Editorial Project Management for editorial staff to gain a more detailed and sophisticated understanding of managing editorial print and digital projects.
Who is it for?
What will you achieve?
On completing this course you’ll be able to:
The course consists of four x 90-minute sessions, each a mixture of delivery and interaction using Zoom breakout rooms and other online tools. There will be 30-minute breaks between the two sessions during the morning. The course will run on the same day across two weeks, split into two half-day sessions in the morning from 9am to 12.30pm.
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.
Any information to be completed beforehand will be sent via email.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any accessibility or special requirements, for example having in-session captions or the learning materials sent to you in advance.
If you have any concerns about technical requirements or access please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (+44) 020 8874 2718.
“I enjoyed the course. It went smoothly and I appreciated Petra's style of presenting. It has allowed me to take a broader and more long-term approach to my workload and scheduling. As someone who gets bogged down working task-to-task without a great deal of foresight, it was useful to take the time to assess that the amount of hours needed is often wildly disproportionate to the hours available. I think this will give me confidence in setting others' expectations for what is possible and prioritising better and more firmly.” Edward Elgar Publishing delegate
“I enjoyed the course. I’ve gained more confidence and better techniques to consult on an international project I recently started working on.” Cinemasias Editions delegate
“A really enjoyable course. I gained some great tools to implement in my day to day work.” Junior Project Manager, EDCO
“Definitely enjoyed the course. I was surprised how well it worked over Zoom and enjoyed the breakout rooms to work with the other course members.” Delegate from Langham Publishing
“It covered a lot of content in a very accessible and interesting way. I got some great tips on project management tools and it made me think about ways to plan better and be more flexible.” Editorial Manager, Gill Books
“I enjoyed the course and have a broader understanding of what is required of a project manager.” Junior Editor, EDCO
Petra Green is Head of the PTC, Managing Director of a small independent publisher, a business mentor and trainer. She has spent 25 years in book, magazine and online publishing in a variety of roles. Petra has run dozens of projects across data, editorial, events, market research, marketing and production for previous employers and clients.
Terms & Conditions
Tuesday, 07 June 2022
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
A number of discounts are available
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.