Freelance Project Manager (onshore)

We are seeking an onshore freelance project manager to manage the entire production process of onshore Academic US books, from receipt of materials handed over from the editorial team until the final delivery of print and online deliverables and publication date, following the defined workflow and the SLA as defined and agreed with the client, and utilizing the approach, systems, tools, checkpoints, and resources allocated.

Expertise in communication, scheduling, workflow management, troubleshooting and other aspects of project management are essential.


Meeting the print/online deadlines (100%) as agreed with the publisher

Take complete responsibility for the quality of the project in terms of

  • Quality of communication
  • Effective information management
  • Quality - critical checks
  • Accurate and timely reporting
  • Positive author and client experience across the production process

You’ll need to handle projects end-to-end; engage with authors, publishers, and vendors; and ensure final delivery. If you’re a hands-on manager and a go-getter, get on-board.

Key responsibilities:

  • Author communication and management
  • Publisher management
  • Handover assessment and project plan creation
  • Briefing all stakeholders
  • Information management
  • Schedule management
  • Workflow management
  • Data management
  • Inventory management
  • Deliverable management
  • Cover process management
  • Affiliation and gratis management
  • Troubleshooting and reporting
  • A&K management


Customer-focused, responsive, articulate, organized, and adept at planning and execution; team player with the ability to collaborate, overcome challenges, and get things done; cost-conscious; and consistent in meeting deadlines.


A Graduate and native English speaker; well versed in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Professional; and at least 5 years of experience in project management or a publishing background would be an added advantage.

Job type: Part time

Location: US, UK, South Africa, Australia

At Newgen, we give employees the freedom to work remotely from any location in the country. Good internet connectivity is a must.

Deadline: 31st December 2022

Please submit below or send your CV and covering letter to

Rates available on application.

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