Product Associate, College

SAGE Publishing - Multiple Locations - Full time

Millions of people around the world turn to SAGE's journals, books, and electronic products to inform their studies with the latest research findings. With offices spanning six continents, SAGE aims to be the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher by disseminating the finest scholarship on a global scale. Join the team of talented and motivated professionals who are champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative and award-winning products.

SAGE has a current opening for a Product Associate, College in our Thousand Oaks, CA or Washington, DC office.

This full-time hourly position is open to graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in publishing or product management. This entry level role will assist in the completion of various digital initiatives and projects. The role will work specifically with the Director of College Product Management, and other members of the team, to provide assistance in administrative tasks, scheduling, content system authoring/loading, and other duties to support the team’s projects. This role will learn about Higher Education publishing, digital product solutions and gain hands-on experience in a digital product environment.


The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Assisting Product Management department personnel in supporting various aspects of planning and development for digital product development

* Performing regular scheduling of milestones dates and regular review/updating with project teams

* Loading content into systems using authoring tools and content management system

* Capturing notes and action items from meetings

* Proofreading and accuracy checking materials

* Process invoices

* Research topics, associations, trends, market data, etc.

* Send surveys and compile/analyze results as directed

* Assist with and coordinate user testing and market research of digital products


Include, but not limited to, the following:

* Bachelor’s degree

* Prefer 1 year of experience in publishing, digital editorial or product management

* Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet

* Media/web/video development experience a plus

* Proven demonstration of high level of maturity and professionalism

Language, Reasoning, Analytical & Mathematical Skills:

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

* Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to set and follow through on priorities

* Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task * Effective decision making

* Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with authors, freelancers, and internal staff

* Ability to effectively manage time to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure

* Ability to foresee trends, situations, or problems

* Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and interpret concepts, reviews, etc.

* Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with diplomacy

* Ability to reason and problem solve

* Ability to work with constant interruptions

* Proficient analytical and mathematical skills

* Ability to effectively make presentations to internal/external groups

SAGE offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry with PPO medical/dental/vision insurance provided at an extremely low cost to the employee; a profit-sharing 401(k) plan; healthy lifestyle reimbursement, company-paid 5-year anniversary trips to Washington, D.C., London, Singapore or Delhi; employee tuition reimbursement; textbook reimbursement for employee or family members; an on-site professional development learning forum; and much more.

Qualified applicants should present their resume and cover letter for consideration to our website at for more information.


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Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Thousand Oaks, California


Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

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