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Pearson Proposal Writer (Pearson K-12 Learning Services) in Iowa City, Iowa

Proposal Writer (Pearson K-12 Learning Services)


Pearson K12 Learning is a global education company that produces award-winning learning solutions that empower educators and engage students with the highest quality content.

Recognized as an industry leader, we serve millions of K-12 learners with innovative, student-centered educational programs that turn today’s classrooms into active learning environments. By embracing technology, personalized learning, and immersive experiences delivered across multiple platforms, we design our learning solutions to be more accessible and relevant to each student.

Our comprehensive solutions for core curriculum, and supplemental and intervention programs - by an array of professional development services - allow teachers to use data to inform classroom practices and tailor instructions to an individual’s abilities and learning styles.

Partnering with school districts and educators, we are committed to delivering the best possible learning experiences that improve every student’s chance of success.

The Proposal Writer is responsible for writing, editing, and formatting concise, compliant, and compelling proposal responses and other diverse, high-level, and/or complex documents with minimal supervision. Proposal writers analyze RFPs for text requirements, develop and format proposal response text, incorporate edits and participate in proposal development teams.

Responsibilities :

  • Create concise, compliant, and customer-focused proposals.

  • Develop persuasive and accurate initial drafts for each proposal with compliant responses to each requirement using a database of text options.

  • Edit text for voice, messaging, and adherence to internal style guide.

  • Interview experts to create solution text.

  • Write customized and boilerplate text.

  • Ability to listen to conversations and incorporate content and key points into final proposal.

  • Ensure the proper context of each proposal section by coordinating edits with respective contributors.

  • Maintain version control at each stage of proposal draft iteration.

  • Perform final electronic and hard copy edits of all proposal drafts and versions.

  • Format text for production.

  • Track proposal graphics for customization.

  • Help maintain proposal text database.

  • Communicate with other members of each proposal team to resolve reported problems and obtain additional information.

  • Report proposal status to management.

  • Assist other writers and provide peer review as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree (English, Technical Communication, or Communications-related degrees preferred) or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum five years of experience in proposal writing, marketing writing, business writing, or technical writing.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with others.

  • Ability to write and edit proposals with little supervision.

  • Must be able to work as needed to meet tight deadlines and at peak periods.

  • Ability to perform work without drama.

  • Experience working with and interviewing technical and other staff to develop persuasive text.

  • Acute attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to set own priorities and escalate issues in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities.

  • Ability to perform independent research to understand writing topics.

  • Must be able to follow a proven process, work collaboratively and follow our departments guiding principles.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong skills in MS Word required.


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.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Sales

Organization: North America Learning Services

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 7, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1913423

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.