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Pearson Senior Content and Learning Specialist (Senior Editor) (Hybrid role) in London, United Kingdom

Overview

About the team

The Primary English and Extended Curriculum team is a dedicated, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who work creatively to produce a range of high-quality, effective and diverse print and digital resources for Primary school children and their teachers. The resources created by the team cover all learner needs, from mainstream programmes to intervention.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive editor with a passion for Primary education, solid editorial experience and strong project management skills to take on this permanent Senior level editorial role. This role will focus initially on our Primary reading list, which consists of a range of digital and print resources to help all children learn to read. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and quality of one or more projects, working closely with external suppliers to keep the projects on track, within budget and ensuring they meet our customers’ needs. Comfortable with problem solving and creative projects, you will be open to new ideas and keen to develop your wider skillset.

This is a hybrid role with a minimum of one day a week based in one of our offices in Oxford, London or Hellaby, with occasional travel between the sites required.

Key responsibilities

Editorial Management

  • Work closely with authors on draft manuscripts to ensure these are high quality and meet brand and style guidelines as well as being right for our learners.

  • Brief, train and oversee freelance editorial work and work with our suppliers to ensure work is briefed accurately and managed effectively.

  • Ensure resources are diverse and inclusive so that every child has the best possible learning experience.

  • Work together with a wide range of people from across our business and with external suppliers to ensure that all content – whether print or digital – is on schedule, within budget and created to the highest standard to support teachers and learners.

  • Some hands-on development editing, re-writing and proofreading of resources; write briefs for artwork, photos and videos; and build digital content using content creation tools.

  • Carry out updates to existing products to ensure they continue to meet customer needs.

Market Knowledge

  • Develop your understanding of how to create the most user-friendly resources for teachers and for children of different ages, backgrounds and reading levels.

  • Continually update your knowledge of the Primary school landscape to ensure you are developing the best products and services for our customers

  • Create and maintain relationships with schools and share findings from research widely within the team.

  • You may also be asked to respond to customer queries about your products.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who....

  • Is passionate about helping Primary school children to develop a love of reading

  • Would enjoy working within a team of people across a wide variety of roles with the common aim of developing market-winning digital and print resources

  • Has solid editorial experience, ideally across both print and digital products, in both hands-on and freelance management roles

  • Is proactive and organised with the ability to keep multi-component projects moving forward

  • Has a creative flair and ability to understand what interests young learners

  • Has excellent communication, organisational and project management skills.

Prior experience in the Primary sector would be ideal, although we would consider someone who has worked in another sector and who has a genuine and demonstrable interest in Primary education.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Your Benefits & Reward

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! Along with learning, development and mentoring opportunities, our range of benefits can support the different needs of our diverse colleagues, and their families too. Joining our Pearson family can provide you with unlimited and truly global career progression options, and you can also look forward to exploring our impressive benefits, such as:

  • Flexible options for work from home days.

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays, and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.

  • Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.

  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.

  • Shares and stock purchase options.

  • Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.

  • Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.

Our Recruitment Process

Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible and ensure that you attach your CV / Resume and apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.

We are reviewing applications as they come in, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!

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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 equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Job: PUBLISHING

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9880

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