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Pearson Editor in Boise, Idaho

Editor

Description

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.

Purpose of this position

The editor is responsible for executing editorial standards and protocol for all core, offline, and elective online courses (lessons, assessments, multimedia, and ancillary materials).

Core tasks and responsibilities

  • Performs the duties, which include providing expertise on editorial style, standards, and processes; defining and updating the corporate editorial conventions to ensure that they evolve with changes in reputable, widely accepted editorial manuals; and evolving editorial processes to adapt to product needs in an Agile environment

  • Examines, researches, and resolves editorial issues; addresses escalated issues; responds to team members’ concerns; oversees editorial workload, productivity, and quality; and identifies and oversees work process improvement

  • Works with Manager of Editorial to define editorial styles and conventions that are accurate and evolve with changes in reputable, widely accepted editorial manuals (stays current on editorial trends)

  • Works with a cross-functional Agile team to complete projects and features

  • Becomes an expert with OBL’s editorial style guide and industry guidelines such as The Chicago Manual of Style to perform editorial functions to ensure content is accurate, consistent, etc.

Key relationships

  • Works with the Product Development managers to ensure the development of high-quality curricula and resources

  • Proposes and implements new ways of working or procedures within own area

  • Negotiates resources within team and may negotiate across teams to agree on common objectives

  • Maintains effective relationships within own and related areas

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $42,000-$48,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

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.

Qualifications

Training/competencies

  • Solves problems by identifying and selecting solutions using acquired technical expertise

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

  • Communicates highly complex information to colleagues in a way that can be easily understood

  • Makes operational or moderately complex decisions without guidance

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum 3 years editorial experience, including experience editing & improving digital products

  • Experience of project management in a multi-disciplined and commercial environment

  • Basic HTML and web skills essential

  • Thorough understanding of information architecture principles and practices

  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Google business applications preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Educational Management Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems preferred

  • Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles

  • Working knowledge of accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0) is a plus

  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office programs and the Google Suite; HTML experience is a plus

  • Proficiency with a variety of style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Other Locations US-MD-Columbia

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 19, 2021

Job Unposting: Jan 24, 2021

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2011495

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.

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