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Pearson Senior Publishing Technology Specialist in Austin, Texas

Senior Publishing Technology Specialist - ( 2108182 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.


A Senior Publishing Technology Specialist (SPTS) is responsible for publishing both online and paper assessment test forms for assigned programs utilizing Pearson proprietary systems and tools. Assessment item level xml editing is also required which could include functionality for technically enhanced items (TEI’s), scoring, and accommodations needs. A SPTS could perform accessibility tagging at predetermined rigors for web pages and PDFs. A SPTS may also be tasked to create, design, edit, and prepare files for printed ancillaries materials. A SPTS must utilize automation tools available and apply predefined standards and processes to complete assigned work efficiently, accurately, and on time.

A Senior Publishing Technology Specialist also needs experience with project leadership, workload balancing, and training/mentoring of staff for various required fundamentals essential for continuity across platforms and systems. A high level of knowledge and understanding of online and paper publishing and advanced publishing software knowledge is needed to support key areas of business. Ability to troubleshoot more complex issues and recommend solutions that fit within our end to end technologies. A SPTS will have project lead ownership and the duties and tasks include variety and complexity based on project scope. Assignments require attention to detail as well as adherence to Publishing Technology documented procedures and work instructions. Duties and tasks may vary by project assignment, individual skills, talent, and knowledge. 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or work experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field

  • Minimum of one year experience in an educational testing company or publishing environment, preferably educational assessments and/or related materials for an education company in which multi-tasking, teamwork, and organizational skills were required

  • Solid experience and understanding of both Macintosh and Windows

  • Proficient with InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Demonstrates strong skills in print and online environment

  • Strong knowledge and experience working with xml, html, and related coding used in online delivery of content

  • A general knowledge of working with SME’s to help create and implement automation solutions

  • Strong understanding of single color to 4-color book print production including pre-press and manufacturing

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teambuilding skills

  • Ability to learn new technologies and deal effectively with change in an evolving environment

  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressures in a professional environment

  • Work collaboratively in open-office and team environment

  • Ability to effectively manage self; measure, and continuously improve working performance, assigned project success and quality of team and individuals

This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading.

Ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously and operate in a demanding work environment is. important.

Reliable attendance and punctuality is critical to successful performance in this role.


60% Online and Paper assessment form and item level work

  • Lead project role for online and paper forms publishing

  • Item editing (scoring, TEI, accommodations)

  • Documentation, process improvement and development

  • Mentor PTS staff

  • Troubleshooting

15% Templates and Training

  • ABBI and TN8 transform and integration

  • Training on our technology and systems

  • Troubleshooting

15% Initiatives

  • Convey need and participate in solutions and automation initiatives

  • Work with Publishing Technology Analyst in helping with automation testing and implementation

  • Troubleshooting

10% Troubleshooting and solutions

  • Work to resolves issues within Publishing Technology tools and systems

  • Reach out to SMEs to resolve issues across systems and groups

Primary Location : US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-MN-Owatonna, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations :

US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge

2510 North Dodge Street

Iowa City52245

Job : Publishing

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 4, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108182