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Pearson Content Developer (Advanced Content and Learning Specialist) in Oxford, United Kingdom

About the role

The International Curriculum team is seeking a Content Developer (Advanced Content and Learning Specialist/Commissioning Editor) to join our team to develop innovative and market-appropriate resources for international schools worldwide and will be responsible for commissioning, developing, project managing and delivering on time and to budget an ambitious publishing programme.

You will commission, project manage and develop the content of a range of publishing and curriculum projects from commissioning to publication, working with other members of the publishing and editorial team and other key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other team members to identify, evaluate, select, commission and retain subject matter experts, authors, consultants and other key stakeholders.

  • Brief authors, subject matter experts, freelance editors and editorial vendors, negotiating terms, schedules and expectations.

  • Carry out quality assurance, ensuring that feedback to authors/consultants is timely and clear and that content delivered meets the brief and delivers the identified learner outcomes.

  • Work with key stakeholders and customers in our global regions to gather and apply insights.

  • Manage projects through to publication to time and budget.

  • Working with cross-functional teams including Rights and Permissions, Design, Media and Technology.

  • Contribute to publishing proposals, perhaps leading on some of these.

  • Develop an understanding of our markets and the learners’ needs to support the development of quality materials.

  • When required, conduct hands on copyediting, development editing and proofreading of resources, ensuring they fully meet market needs.

What we are looking for:

As anAdvanced Content and Learning Specialist/Commissioning Editor, you will have a background in education or educational publishing, preferably for the international schools market and experience of commissioning and managing authors, subject matter experts, editorial vendors as well as other external resources. Experience of hands-on content editing and quality assurance would be desirable.

You will also need good communication and teamwork skills and be organised, self-motivated, flexible with the ability to work independently.

Role location : This is a hybrid role and will allow for home working as well as from one of our offices based in either Oxford or London. Some international travel may be required on occasion.

Your Reward & Benefits

We know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. There are a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • 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.

  • Stock/share 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.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at 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:

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.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9829