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Pearson Composition Quality Assurance Administrator, Temporary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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.

The Composition Quality Assurance Administrator reviews and checks every aspect of the student test book (i.e., item creation, book formatting, online functionality, etc). The Composition QA Admin will be trained by team leads and guided to work on designated state projects. The position is a mix of group work as well as independent tasks. The Composition QA will also work on paper test books by verifying printing requirements, and online test books by checking item functionality, form navigation, and tool inclusion.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform checks digitally for items, test books, manuals and answer sheets during different stages of their development by the Publishing Services team and mark revisions as necessary.

  • Check technical marks and critical copy on scannable (machine-read) forms (ex. timing tracks, QIMs, skunks) to ensure that tests can be scanned.

  • Maintain the correctness and completeness of text, artwork and items in all documents for both paper and online testing as documented.

  • Verify item order in paper test books and that book formatting is accurate per state standard requirements.

  • Verify requested edits are accurately applied.

  • Validate specifications against online published books, check online system navigation tools, test Technically Enhanced Item (TEI) functionality, review and research production/quality issues.

  • Interact with Publishing Project Manager, Implementation Manager, Technical Composition Production Specialists, Asset Production Specialists, Composition Production Specialists and Graphic Artists in the Publishing Services department daily, as well as Program Team and others as needed.

Work overtime, as needed, to meet tight schedules for printing, online delivery and testing deadlines. Some months will be much heavier than others. Overtime can occur for both the evenings and the weekends.

The position is open to applicants in any state, and hourly rates, while generally between $17 to $20 may vary depending on a location's minimum wage. The anticipated starting hourly wage for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $17. This position is not eligible to participate in an incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Strong command of technical aptitude

  • Must be detail oriented and organized

  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate, in writing, neatly and effectively

  • Knowledge of layout and design principles preferred

  • Experience on both MAC and PC computers

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional desirable

  • Quark and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge desirable.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

*Please note this is an onsite temporary (non-benefits eligible) role with projected duration through January.

Must be local to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, IA areas and/or Owatonna, MN . Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8-5 with OT opportunity

*Remote Work

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Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2110021

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