Pearson Digital Content Producer in Columbus, Ohio

Digital Content Producer



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Job Title

Digital Content Producer


Workforce Readiness - Content Production & Digital Studio

Role Description

The Digital Content Producer for the Workforce Readiness Content Production & Digital Studio team will work across that group and focus his/her efforts on managing the digital content creation for the Career and Student Success discipline. The Digital Content Producerwill help to ensure product assembly and execution of the product build according to specified objectives - volume, cost, time and quality. The Digital Content Producer will work closely with cross-functional tools and teams to understand how to best manage, store, and deliver Career and Student Success content. The Digital Content Producer is part of the team that executes annual plans and organizes and prioritizes tasks and teams to ensure delivery within articulated budget and roadmap.The Digital Content Producerworks with other parts of the organization as necessary to ensure support in attaining output, quality and productivity.

The Digital Content Producer is responsible for:

  • content production of selected digital and supplement content.

  • applying content structure, enrichment standards, and other compliance standards (e.g. accessibility).

  • digital courseware content that will be used in building proof of concepts.

understanding and effectively utilizing technical platforms and content management systems.

  • identifying and managing vendors for quality compliance, schedule and budget, and providing feedback on performance.

  • communication across cross-functional teams to help develop workflows for the Career and Student Success team.

  • managing the change control process, and impartially resolving process issues and bottlenecks, as applicable for current and developing processes.

  • communicating with teams and building processes that support content development and production workflow for legacy, current-gen and next-gen product.

  • supporting the delivery of efficacy requirements at product lifecycle stage gates in content development.

  • including in program-planning the addition of content metadata and ensuring that content is sufficiently enriched and appropriately formatted to deliver efficacy analytics for high impact on learner outcomes.


Related work experience

  • Minimum of 2-4 years managing small to medium-sized project/initiative teams using project management tool sets (SmartSheets, MS Projects, etc.)

  • Proven track record of communicating and influencing senior level management and stakeholders

  • Experiencemanaging content and production workflowswithin technical environments - planning and delivering technical products andexperiences

  • Proven success in risk identification, monitoring and mitigation; development and use of change control processes are especially important

    Formal education or equivalent

  • Strong academic grounding – BA required

  • Project Management certification, PMP (PMI) or equivalent desirable

  • Optional: Agile education or certification


  • Flexible and adaptable, with a positive attitude when operating in an environment of continual flux

  • Ability to influence and negotiate where necessary with peers, project team, sponsors/stakeholders and other internal teams as needed

  • Ability to respond confidently to conflicts and manage situations positively, proactively escalating on-going issues

  • Demonstrates highly active ownership of projects, ability to proactively assess and mitigate risk, and actively poses solutions to problems

  • Communicates effectively (written and verbally) with peers, project team, sponsors/stakeholders

  • Able to assess and manage across a full project breadth and depth, ensuring a successful delivery of products

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams delivering both digital and print product outputs

  • Diligent attention to detail

  • Strong organization skills: Self organizing and self-motivating

  • Strong time management abilities - organizing tasks in a logical and efficient manner allowing for multi-tasking and making appropriate calls on prioritization

Basic proficiency with HTML 5 and CSS

Working knowledge of proprietary Pearson systems and supported systems preferred, but not required

Critical Competencies

Understands the Pearson Business

  • Has a good understanding of how Production supports Pearson's larger goals.

  • Able to deliver plans according to budget and looks for areas of financial optimization.

  • Has a good understanding of how text category is related to other product categories.

  • Has a good working knowledge of the specificities of one's dedicated segment.


  • Works with other parts of the organization, with minimal guidance (e.g. portfolio management and product management teams) as necessary to ensure support in attaining output, quality and productivity.

  • Maintains communication with sister products in the portfolio.

  • Part of the team that supports management of vendors for schedule, budget, quality compliance and provide feedback on performance.


  • Seeks for better understanding of product specifications in the light of learner's needs and expectations.

  • Part of the team responsible for defining and ensuring adherence to media standards for one's category and makes necessary delivery trades-offs with the learner's use in mind.

  • Helps resolve bottlenecks, with minimal guidance, and stability issues by communicating a big picture understanding of interconnecting components for a particular courseware product.

  • Part of the team responsible for content and final integration QA for the category.


  • Part of the team responsible for applying content structure, enrichment and other compliance standards, and for identifying potential enhancements in this field.

  • Assists, with minimal guidance, in flagging areas of improvement in terms of production flow or relationships with vendors in order to increase efficiency or reduce costs.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-OH-Columbus, US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Production/Operations

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 18, 2017

Req ID: 1712463