Pearson Content Writer in Irving, Texas

Content Writer

Description

Pearson is seeking an experienced writer to work with an on-site, client-facing team that is responsible for achieving positive results for a large, multifaceted national client in the midst of a digital transition.

We seek an energetic, versatile, and prolific professional to research, write, and edit a wide array of instructional materials. We are looking for a self-starter who can work with different teams on a variety of projects of varying lengths, including book-length manuscripts. The position requires a collaborative individual who takes ownership of projects, sees them through, and sticks to deadlines.

This team member will often be called upon to take content provided by subject-matter experts and weave it into an engaging, cohesive, informative manuscript with a single voice. The ability to translate complex content into understandable material for varying age levels and audiences is paramount. While these materials are often used for instructional purposes, we are not seeking someone with instructional design or lesson-planning expertise per se as this is not an academic client.

Location is Irving, Texas

Qualifications

  • College degree in English, journalism, or communications

  • Familiarity with writing for non-academic audiences and the ability to express difficult concepts in an engaging and approachable way

  • Demonstrated writing, editing, and research skills

  • An eye for detail and a knack for organization

  • Self-starting, flexible, and comfortable working independently

  • Highly motivated, tenacious, and professional

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Dependability and commitment to results

  • Good listening skills; good people skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • An ability to adapt to changes in technology and the market

  • Experience in the nonprofit world, a strong plus

  • Ability to implement the in-house style guide as well as other preferred resources such as the AP Stylebook

  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Pro

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Primary Location: US-TX-Irving

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 1, 2016