Pearson Senior Editor (6 month contract) in London, United Kingdom

Senior Editor (6 month contract)


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 re-examining 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.



Content Development

● Contribute to product design to ensure products and services are fit for

purpose, e.g. reading content from audience's point of view with an

understanding of context and intended learner outcomes and propose

amendments required as necessary e.g. understanding templates and

capabilities of Pearson content authoring tools to ensure optimisation in

their use to deliver learning objectives and pedagogy.

● Quality Assurance: At the various steps through content production (e.g.

copyedit / activity brief / proofread / screen check) ensure quality is

maintained. In particular, assess quality and completeness of ‘final

manuscript’ to ensure 'Right First Time' criteria.

● Work with the Senior Rights & Permissions Analyst to ensure all third party

textual content in manuscript is identified, appropriate for use, and cleared

in line with Global R&P policies

Content Workflows and Delivery

● Working with content creation tools, e.g. QuAD, XML templates

Use content tools to create new content and make changes, assist authors

and teams on use of content creation tools, interpret business

requirements and influence development of template portfolio, adhering to

Global Standards such as accessibility

● Working with content management and workflow tools, e.g. Alfresco

Use Pearson standard content management and work in progress tools,

support content delivery team to set up appropriate processes for projects,

influence and inform workflow strategies and ensure business needs are

captured through a process of continuous improvement. Engage with and

influence the implementation of any new Pearson enterprise solutions

relevant to the workflows and delivery of UK Schools portfolio.

● Working with Content Delivery Team, adhere to supplier strategy, briefing

and QA, e.g. Publishing Services Companies (PSCs), freelancers

Carry out quality assurance and ensure that vendors and thirdparty


suppliers are supported with strong briefs and appropriate tools and

influence supplier decisions

● Project management: business case, budget and schedule awareness

● Assist with product definition ahead of formal approval

● Manage content dependencies such as platform integration, content

readiness for professional development or marketing, by understanding

content processes (e.g. ingestion to platforms) and communicating with

wider team members.

Service Management

● Service management

Contribute to identifying requirements, escalate issues to platform team,


response based on feedback from the market, point of

escalation for customer queries, manage content correction as a result of

customer feedback

● Efficacy framework: gather evidence

Pearson’s efficacy framework: involvement in evidence gathering,

contribute to scoping expected learner outcomes, interpret analytics to

inform product definition

Market knowledge and insight

● Gather and apply insights to products and services through regular contact

with customers; Contribute to specific market research activities driven by

Product Management

Author management and commissioning

● May identify, evaluate, select, commission and retain key authors,

consultants and other key stakeholders who will contribute to Pearson's


● May brief authors, negotiate terms that are to mutual benefit and align

with Pearson's contract standards, communicate and agree schedules and


● Ensure feedback to authors/consultants is timely and clear and that

content delivered meets the brief and delivers identified learner outcomes


Drive to deliver and share skills and knowledge / Strategic lead on departmental

initiatives / Good communication skills and stakeholder management / Ability to

manage change and ambiguity / Attention to detail / Willing to take the lead /

Collaboration, teamworking,


/ Coaching and mentoring


Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ

Job: Publishing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Experienced

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 5, 2017