Pearson Content Editor - Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom

Content Editor - Manchester


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.Pearson VUE offers a great environment to start or grow your career, we are now hiring for a Content Editor to join our team based in Salford Quays.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

'We believe in equal opportunity and employ people solely on the basis of their skills'

The Content Editor will ensure that all questionsand collateral material written for tests are of a high quality. Theywill review test questions authored by Subject Matter Experts to ensure thatthey are consistent, grammatically correct and follow the agreed house style.The Content Editor will be working with varied subject matter of differingcomplexity.


Key Responsibilities

The tasks will include:

  • Proofreading – The Content Editor will be required to correct basic spelling, typographical and grammatical errors

  • Copy-editing – The Content Editor will undertake some re-writing to ensure style consistency without altering the meaning of the question.

  • Reference checking - The Content Editor will also check any references contained within the test, review test questions against syllabus areas/objectives

  • Maintaining project information – updating edit tracking documentation, working with project plans and other project management documentation to track project progress.

  • Item bank maintenance – An item banking tool is used to manage the configuration of the test questions. The Content Editor will ensure this is up to date and accurate.

  • All employees have a responsibility to co-operate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, and to take reasonable care of their own health and safety at work and that of all other staff that may be affected by their acts or omissions. Line managers have specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have general management responsibility.

  • All employees are also responsible for supporting and implementing the company’s policies and procedures around the Health and Safety, Security, Quality and Business Continuity arrangements that apply in their role/work function. Full details of these policies and procedures are available on SharePoint.

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • A wide variety of publishing or content editing experience, ideally using webbasedor bespoke content management tools

  • Proven outstanding level and knowledge of the English language

  • Concentration, accuracy and great attention to detail

  • An ability to work on several projects at once

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A methodical working style

  • Strong IT skills, with experience of Microsoft Office

  • Experience in collaboration tools including cloud-based tools and SharePoint

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Self-motivation

Desirable Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in English, History or a related field


Primary Location: GB-GB-Manchester

Work Locations: GB-Manchester-The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Centre A&B Wing, Salford Quays Manchester M50 3BF

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 16, 2017