Cengage Learning Product Assistant, Calculus/PreCalculus in Boston, Massachusetts


The Product Assistant you will provide direct, day-to-day support to to the Calculus and Precalculus Product Manager. You'll also provide a wide variety of assistance to multiple Product Managers as a means to optimize the performance of our product management and developments effort and, thereby, help achieve our business goals.


  • Provide general administrative support that include handling correspondence, coordinating meetings, travel planning, processing invoices/purchase orders and payments to authors/reviewers/etc., maintaining database records, etc.

  • Assist the team in coordinating market research efforts such as reviews, focus groups, webinars, etc.

  • Partner with Product Managers to develop some “B” and “C” level titles and deliver them to the Production Editor in a form ready for publication.

  • Assist with preparation and distribution of author contracts, portfolio plans, product proposals, manuscript, and other documents pertaining to product management functions, assuring accuracy and working efficiently for each deliverable.

  • Execute market research as needed, summarizing competitive products as necessary for several product lines.

  • Order sample product using Magellan.

  • Maintain filing and records management systems and other office procedures pertaining market research, product information, manuscript file, author/reviewer prospect file, and customer feedback.

  • Utilize CRM to verify instructor information, product information, request materials, and to find users of products.

  • Support the Director Assistant on creation of ISBN’s as needed.

  • Prepare all documents needed and distribute to participants for meetings across the assigned product teams including PSR’s, plan checks, production launches, digital roadmapping, etc.


  • Bachelor Degree

  • Tech savvy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, as well as databases.

  • Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling, and organization skills are necessary.

  • Strong orientation to detail work and follow-through.

  • Able to work in an agile environment by being proactive,flexible, effective, efficient in fast-paced environment where good communication, time management, and organizational skills are highly valued within our teams.

  • Administrative experience preferred.


Requisition ID 2017-3483

Job Locations US-MA-Boston


Posted Date 7/17/2017

Job Function Product Development