Pearson Instructional Designer in Glenview, Illinois

Instructional Designer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

We are looking for a creative, organized and highly motivated Instructional Designer who will play a critical role in the development of K-12 programs in Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and Music. In this highly interactive role, you will assist in managing the processes of digital product conceptualization, budgeting, development and production. This process begins in the prototype phase and extends through a production phase, where you will collaborate closely with print production colleagues.

The successful candidate should have an excellent understanding of various Instructional Design methodologies and tools, and be able to apply creativity and sound instructional principles to develop solutions. Having a gaming background or knowledge/skills of gaming technologies is highly desirable!

This position can be based at Boston, MA, Hoboken, NJ, or Glenview, IL locations.

Here is what you will get to do :

  • Work with editorial experts to develop instructional design plans that support program content within digital program platform

  • Work with User Interface team to design how content will be presented, organized and accessed within the program

  • Work with Prototype Production team to create prototype digital content

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to provide and receive input on how to instructionally enhance the content

  • Recommends and provides guidance on new instructional formats and technologies

  • Makes independent decisions to select processes and tools

  • Follows current trends and research on innovations and developments in the fast-moving field of instructional design

  • Advises on and implements process improvements



  • Bachelor's degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Communications or related field; Master’s preferred

  • 3-5 years of instructional design and development experience, preferably in the field of education

  • Possesses an eye for detail and able to manifest ideas into a tangible form

  • Highly organized with able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously leading and actively collaborating with others on cross-functional teams

  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent communication skills, strong analytical and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills

  • High degree of flexibility and tolerance for change

Additional Plus :

  • Gaming technologies knowledge, skills, and/or background!

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles

  • Understanding of the software development process

  • Expertise in documentation creation and management

  • Prior experience with Content Management Systems

  • Ability to develop innovative approaches to complex design problems

  • Familiarity with various authoring and programming tools, including but not limited to HTML and Flash

Pearsonfuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools, and educational services in all available media to a worldwide marketplace, spanning the learning curve from birth through college and beyond. Internationally we operate in 55 countries and 27 languages.

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

KEYWORDS: gaming, “gaming technologies”, “instructional design”, “instructional designer”, “Educational Technology”, Communication, “digital product”

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-IL-Glenview, US-NJ-Hoboken

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

Job: Professional Development

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 5, 2016