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WE'RE HIRING!

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and driven Flexibooks Sales Consultant to join our team.

Position description

Title: Flexibooks Sales Consultant
Reports to: Flexibooks Product Manager
Direct reports: Nil
Term: Term-time for 12 months with possibility of extension

Position purpose

In consultation with the Flexibooks Product Manager, you will assist with achieving the national sales targets through sales acquisition and assisting with sales retention. Your responsibilities will include elements of book-building, content customisation and marketing. You will liaise extensively and proactively with the Matilda sales team, customers, and resellers.

Responsibility Measures

Sales

Achieve national sales target

  • assist with managing database of all customers and potential customers, keeping stage and statuses up to date with a keen eye for detail
  • add opportunities in salesforce and keep salesforce data up to date with new tasks set for each customer lead
  • build and maintain relationships with new customers, existing customers, and resellers
  • achieve sales target through new acquisition sales and repeat customer sales

Retention

Retention creates the platform for growth

  • maintain relationships with existing customers via email, phone calls and virtual appointments. Occasionally attend face-to-face appointments (if requested or required).
  • liaise with customers regarding customisation changes to existing books, answering any questions, and providing support and teaching suggestions where required
  • suggest and promote customers to expand to additional year levels and subjects
  • prefill order forms for direct or reseller purchase and assist customers with completion of outstanding fields

Acquisition

Acquisition/new business drives growth

  • generate leads via email and other marketing campaigns
  • produce list of target schools based on school enrolment, type, and status
  • cold call from target list to gauge interest, book phone, virtual or face-to-face (if required) appointments and/or provide more information on product
  • email product information to interested contacts and engage in extensive follow-up conversations via phone and email regarding product and process
  • assist customers with choosing customisation specifics including, but not limited to, content and covers
  • prefill order forms for direct or reseller purchase, based on previous orders, and assist customers with completion of outstanding fields

Customisation & bookbuilding

Books are typeset to customer specification and PDF proofs are supplied to customer for approval

  • collate customer build and customisation requests for typesetter
  • supply customers with PDF proofs of their content and covers to approve or make additional changes to

Marketing

Every publishing product requires marketing to promote interest and generate sales

  • follow up on email and other marketing campaigns to promote interest and generate leads
  • send loyalty gifts for longstanding/high value customers
  • register for conferences and pack/post supporting marketing materials for the trade display

Liaison

Creating relationships with customers and resellers is essential to drive new growth and retain existing customers

  • work with customers over extended period through the whole process from start to finish (making sale, drafting book, proof approval, books to print)
  • answer customer queries and do research if required to better answer customer queries

Team building 

The culture at Matilda is built by every interaction we have with our colleagues

  • participate robustly in Matilda team meetings and other activities
  • take a proactive approach to problem solving and show initiative and ownership within your role and look for opportunities to extend your role
  • lead by example
  • practise inclusive and diversity-positive behaviours at all times 

Professional learning

Matilda responds to national and state education curriculum requirements

  • show genuine interest in the Australian education system by keeping abreast of education news, curriculum cycles, political trends, industry news and social media trends

 

General contribution

Matilda Education employees are hands-on, proactive and resilient

  • embrace any other reasonable tasks, as required  

Qualifications and/or Experiences

  • Consultative sales experience (Mandatory)
  • Previous education industry experience (Mandatory)
  • Degree qualified (Preferable)
  • Excellent general technology skills including but not limited to MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Google Cloud (Mandatory)

How to apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to emilyfry@matildaed.com.au

Closing Date: Friday 7 May 2021

 

 

WE'RE HIRING!

We are looking for an energetic, determined and passionate Publishing Editor to join our team.

Position description

Title: Publishing Editor 
Reports to: Head of Content & Learning
Direct reports: Nil
Employment type: Full-time (or 0.8 upon negotiation)
Term: Initial term of 12-months with the possibility of extension

Position purpose

Following close direction from the Publishing Director and Head of Content & Learning you will commission, brief, develop and manage print and digital content for Australian education markets to support business growth.

Responsibility Measures

Commissioning

Identify, attract and retain the best content creators in Australia

  • establish contact and meet with a range of potential authors (teachers, education professionals) to clearly articulate the Matilda vision and the project vision
  • identify and sign new content creators
  • proactively manage relationships with new and existing content creators and suppliers   

Briefing

Successful projects begin with excellent and clear briefing documents and communication

  • write clear project briefs with unambiguous expectations for content creators and other external suppliers including scope of work, deadline and budget expectations
  • successfully run briefing meetings with content creators and other external suppliers

Content development and curation

Content is at the heart of Matilda Education

  • demonstrate an excellent grasp of written English and ability to write for varied audiences
  • ability to develop and improve content in line with curriculum and language level expectations, rewriting where necessary
  • understanding that all content matters equally: print, digital, marketing, professional development or ancillary

Project management

Projects must be delivered to schedule and to budget

  • follow the agreed publishing workflow
  • deliver projects to schedule and to budget
  • participate actively in weekly work in progress meetings, team meetings and other meetings as required, demonstrating preparedness and a thorough understanding of project status
  • generate written reports or summaries of publishing progress as required
  • contribute to publishing proposal documents and presentations
  • conduct market research as required
  • lead supplier briefings as required including editorial, design, typesetting, digital or other briefings

Sales and marketing support

Every publishing project must begin with a clearly articulated sales and marketing statement  

  • with support from your colleagues, ensure publishing projects are aligned to sales and marketing objectives  
  • participate in or lead Matilda sales and marketing campaigns
  • write or brief marketing, web or professional development copy as required
  • work collaboratively with the Matilda sales team including market research, school visits and faculty presentations
  • participate in weekly sales and marketing meetings  

Team building 

The culture at Matilda is built by every interaction we have with our colleagues

  • participate robustly in Matilda team meetings and other activities
  • take a proactive approach to problem solving and show initiative and ownership within your role and look for opportunities to extend your role
  • lead by example
  • practice inclusive and diversity-positive behaviours at all times 

Professional learning

Matilda responds to national and state education curriculum requirements
  • show genuine interest in the Australian education system by keeping abreast of education news, curriculum cycles, political trends, industry news and social media trends

General contribution

Matilda Education employees are hands-on, proactive and resilient

  • embrace any other reasonable tasks, as required  

 Qualifications and/or Experiences

  • Degree qualified (Mandatory)
  • Previous publishing industry experience (Mandatory)
  • Previous education industry experience (Desirable)
  • Previous digital publishing experience (Desirable)
  • Excellent general technology skills including but not limited to MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Google Cloud (Mandatory)

How to apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to catherinecharlesbrown@matildaed.com.au

Closing Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

 

 

MATILDA EDUCATION WEBINARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 

Follow the links below to view our Professional Development Webinars and find out how to use Matilda Education's newest products in your classroom today. 

Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Teaching First Nations content with confidence

This workshop provides practical support for teachers seeking to engage with First Nations content and includes samples from the much-anticipated Good Humanities series, which is publishing in 2020. This session is run by Al Fricker, a proud Dja Dja Wurrung man from Melbourne who is a lecturer in Indigenous Education at RMIT University.
Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Working smarter not harder in your Science classroom (VIC)
In this webinar, teachers and authors Emma Craven and Aaron Elias unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science VIC series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for VCE. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson, a good lesson.

 Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Developmental thinking in your Humanities classroom

The much-anticipated Good Humanities series, a new textbook series created with a developmental mindset, is launching in 2020. This session run by teacher and author Ben Lawless unpacks current research in developmental thinking in assessment, skill development and differentiation and demonstrate how they were used to develop this new classroom-ready resource.
Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Working smarter not harder in your Science classroom (NSW)
Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. In this webinar, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science NSW series unique.

 

GOOD SCIENCE NSW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION: ONLINE + FREE + FLEXIBLE

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias
Thursday 4th June, 2020 
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Work smarter not harder in your science classroom

Abstract:  

Even before remote learning, teachers in 2020 had more responsibility and less time than ever. Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. Questioning why current textbooks only aim to deliver content to students – when we know they can be vehicles for smart pedagogy was at the heart of the Good Science NSW project. In this webinar, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science NSW series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for HSC. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson, a good lesson. 

Bios:

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias are a husband and wife writing team that between them teach (and love) all of the core sciences from Years 7 to 12. Aaron teaches physics and chemistry and Emma, biology and earth/environmental science.

Emma Craven

Emma has worked in education for over 15 years and written textbooks for 12 of those years. She has worked in a number of settings, primarily as a science teacher in Government schools but also in policy in the Department of Education, in community settings for vulnerable students and as the Head of Science in a high performing international school. Emma has taught Year 7 – 10 science as well as Biology, Health and Environmental Science and is an exam assessor. Her educational interests include working with disadvantaged students, engagement and high-growth learning.

Aaron Elias

Aaron has been teaching for seven years at high performing schools in Australia and internationally. Aaron began his career in physics before becoming a teacher a little later in life. He has taught Year 7-10 science as well as senior Physics and Chemistry. His educational interests include embedding literacy and numeracy into every lesson, formative assessment and extension for high performing students. Aaron’s favourite part of teaching is sharing his enthusiasm and passion for science with his students, whether they like it or not.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Xb9VGy

 

MAKE EVERY LESSON A GOOD LESSON TERM 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: ONLINE + FREE + FLEXIBLE 

Aleryk Fricker
Tuesday 12th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Teaching First Nations History with confidence

Abstract:

There is a critical mass of teachers and students calling for the inclusion of accurate First Nations histories in classrooms. With the publication of the Coolangatta statement, the implementation of the Marrung strategy, and the establishment of Indigenous Histories and Cultures as a Cross Curriculum Priority, policy has changed quickly with little regard for teachers who are products of a system that has historically failed to engage with this content, and textbook publishers who have failed to rise to the challenge. This workshop will provide practical support for teachers seeking to engage with First Nations content and will include samples from the much-anticipated Good Humanities series, which is publishing in 2020. Leave the workshop feeling confident, informed and ready to teach.

Bio:

Al is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung man from Melbourne and is a lecturer in Indigenous Education at RMIT University. He is currently completing a PhD focusing on education in a remote Aboriginal community and previously worked as a secondary History, English and Mathematics teacher. Al’s research focus is on ways to decolonise education in Australia to support the outcomes of First Nations students and their non-Indigenous peers. Al has a passion for teaching and learning and works hard to share this passion widely. In 2020, Al is working with Matilda Education on the Good Humanities series.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3cXZHzD

 

Ben Lawless
Wednesday 13th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Developmental thinking in your Humanities classroom

Abstract:

The much-anticipated Good Humanities series is launching in 2020, a new textbook series created with a developmental mindset. This session will unpack current research in developmental thinking in assessment, skill development and differentiation and demonstrate how they were used to develop this new classroom-ready resource. Good Humanities will help teachers to focus their energies where they will have the biggest benefits: working smarter, not harder. The series gives you the developmental framework that will enable individual learners to progress at their own pace. Teacher time is then able to be better spent personalising their students’ learning. Attendees will leave the session understanding how students can develop their thinking skills by progressing through gradually more challenging activities, no matter what resource they currently use.

Bio:

Ben Lawless is a Researcher at a large P-12 College in northwest Melbourne. His passions involve creating engaging, interactive learning experiences and developmental assessment. He has created a number of international political simulation games putting students in the role of world leaders to solve various political, environmental and social challenges. He has presented widely on the topics of developmental learning, assessment, well-written rubrics, and using assessment data to target teaching. He has won a number of awards, including Hume's Graduate Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for ResourceSmart teacher of the year.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3eWXPce

 

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias
Thursday 14th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Work smarter not harder in your science classroom

Abstract:  

This workshop starts with a simple contention: even before remote learning, teachers in 2020 had more responsibility and less time than ever. Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. Questioning why current textbooks only aim to deliver content to students – when we know they can be vehicles for smart pedagogy was at the heart of the Good Science project. In this workshop, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these Victorian Curriculum resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for VCE. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson a good lesson. 

Bio:

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias are a husband and wife writing team that between them teach (and love) all of the core sciences from Years 7 to 12. Aaron teaches physics and chemistry and Emma, biology and earth/environmental science. Aaron and Emma live with their dog Lamb on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Emma Craven

Emma has worked in education for over 15 years and written textbooks for 12 of those years. She has worked in a number of settings, primarily as a science teacher in Government schools but also in policy in the Department of Education, in community settings for vulnerable students and as the Head of Science in a high performing international school. Emma has taught Year 7 – 10 science as well as VCE Biology, Health and Human Development and Environmental Science and is a VCAA Exam Assessor. Her educational interests include working with disadvantaged students, engagement and high-growth learning.

Aaron Elias

Aaron has been teaching for seven years at high performing schools in Victoria and internationally. Aaron began his career in physics before becoming a teacher a little later in life. He has taught Year 7-10 science as well as VCE Physics and Chemistry. His educational interests include embedding literacy and numeracy into every lesson, formative assessment and extension for high performing students. Aaron’s favourite part of teaching is sharing his enthusiasm and passion for science with his students, whether they like it or not.

Register here: https://bit.ly/35pSciB

 

Matilda Education's response to COVID-19

When we founded Matilda Education in 2019, we did so with one clear goal - to make your teaching day a great day. The goal hasn't changed but the teaching day looks a little different right now.

If we can help as you transition to new teaching and learning scenarios, or if you need additional access to digital resources, please reach out. We are committed to supporting our educational community in any way we can so don't hesitate to contact us at customersupport@matildaed.com.au or contact your sales representative.

VIC, WA, SA and TAS
Katrina Tucker
katrinatucker@matildaed.com.au
0449 875 445
NSW, QLD and ACT
Fiona Nolan
fionanolan@matildaed.com.au
0487 711 468

Stay safe,
Team Matilda

 

Introducing Matilda Education – a new independent Australian educational publisher

Matilda Education – an independent, locally managed and wholly Australian-owned educational publisher – is launching today.

Having acquired key Primary and Secondary titles from Macmillan Education Australia, Matilda Education will build on this wonderful legacy of classroom resources and will be committed to providing teachers, throughout Australia and New Zealand, with the teaching materials they need to meet the increasing demands of modern school education.

The titles now owned by Matilda Education will continue to be available through the distributor UBD.

Executive Director Matilda Education, Greg Browne said of the launch: “The team at Matilda Education brings together a wealth of experience, publishing creativity and a history of close collaboration with practicing classroom teachers.  Our overriding objective is to help teachers teach and our business will be focused on their needs. We are excited to introduce Matilda Education to the market and look forward to building a new future for these well-known education titles.”

Emma Bourne, MD Macmillan Education Schools Division added: “We are very happy that these titles have found a new home with Matilda Education and we wish them all the best with their new venture.”

Contacts:

Enquiries should be sent to Matilda Education at:

customersupport@matildaed.com.au

or call 1300 277 235

 

Orders should be sent to UBD at:

United Book Distributors

orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au

or call  1800 33 88 36