Pearson Composition Quality Assurance Specialist, Temporary in Iowa City, Iowa

Composition Quality Assurance Specialist, Temporary


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.

The Quality Assurance Coordinator reviews and checks every aspect of the job (i.e., page numbering, print quality, title information and correct bar codes). This resource does not normally receive instruction on routine work, but does receive some general instructions on new assignments. The QA Coordinator may identify the need for improvements to existing work processes.


  • Perform technical specification file validation.

  • Validate specifications against published requirements, check online system navigation tools, test Technically Enhanced Item (TEI) functionality, review and research production/quality issues.

  • Perform checks electronically for items, test books, manuals and answer sheets during different stages of their development by the Publishing Services team and mark revisions as necessary.

  • Maintain the correctness and completeness of text, artwork and items in all documents for both paper and online testing.

  • Responsible for consistency of technical form/item/art specifications as documented.

  • Verifying edits as specified.

  • Check technical marks and critical copy on scannable (machine-read) forms (ex. timing tracks, QIMs, skunks).

  • Interact with Workflow Specialist, Implementation Manager, Technical Composition Production Specialists, Asset Production Specialists, Composition Production Specialists and Graphic Artists in the Publishing Services department daily, as well as Program Team and others as needed.

Work overtime, when necessary, to meet tight schedules for printing, online delivery and testing deadlines.


Qualifications - External:

  • Strong command of technical aptitude.

  • Must be detail oriented and organized.

  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to communicate, in writing, neatly and effectively.

  • Knowledge of layout and design principles preferred.

  • Experience on both MAC and PC computers.

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional desirable.

  • Quark and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge desirable.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

  • Please note this is an onsite temporary (non-benefits eligible) role with projected duration through February 2018. Local candidates only please.

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-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 10, 2017

Req ID: 1711440