HarperCollins Publishers

Cartographic Project Manager

The Role

We are looking for a Cartographic Project Manager to manage a suite of cartographic projects (print and digital) from initial research and updates, through all cartographic and editorial stages up to and including final (print or file) supply.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day management of agreed project budgets, balancing internal and external resources to deliver products to agreed schedules.

  • Overseeing all cartographic and editorial aspects of the project and ensuring quality and consistency of the final product is adhering to brand values and fit for purpose in the market.

  • Engaging and managing external suppliers to deliver specific key elements of the project including (but not exclusive to) cartographic change research, GIS and DTP updating, cartographic editorial, design and layout.

  • Undertaking own editorial, DTP and/or GIS work where schedule allows or if suitable freelance resource is not easily available.

  •  Time management and prioritisation to manage a portfolio of projects at the same time.

Person Specification


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in cartography/mapping (or proven experience). 


  • Project management skills and experience.

  • Cartographic and general editorial skills.

  • Freelancer management experience.

Desirable experience

  • Work experience within the digital publishing sector.

  • Knowledge of the publishing industry.

  • Knowledge of GIS systems (in particular ArcGIS).

  • An understanding of desktop publishing (in particular Adobe Creative Suite).



  • Eye for detail.

  • Effective communicator.

  • Calm under pressure.

  • Proactive problem solver.

  • Organised, able to prioritise and manage time and budgets.

Role posted - 2019-11-04T09:11:19Z 9:11am, 4th Nov 2019 GMT