Pearson Associate Test Editing Analyst in Springfield, Illinois
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This is a full-time position, benefit eligible position, that is currently budgeted for 24 months. The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based candidates expressing interest in this position is $22.11/hour to $25.00/hour.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Review and edit text thoroughly for correct grammar, syntax, usage, style, and consistency.
Proofread rendered copy at various stages of development with a goal of 100% accuracy.
Verify edits and ensure uniformity and consistency across components.
Perform editorial reviews of XML-based paper and online components at all stages of production. Tasks may include providing queries/feedback regarding style/formatting issues, coordinating with other teams/departments to produce test booklets, and/or moving materials through all phases of development with minimal oversight.
Act as a point of contact for assigned projects and provide detailed updates regarding project handling and status to teammates and managing editor.
Work proactively with managing editor to identify training issues or process inconsistencies/gaps.
Author or contribute to project style guide and/or editorial training materials.
Serve as a mentor to colleagues.
Attend project meetings, provide editorial status updates, and maintain organized and accurate records and logs as assigned.
Consistently follow established best practices and contribute to the development of new workflow processes.
Create project-specific work instructions as needed.
Review and edit assessment ancillary documents, such as educator’s guides, technical reports, parent reports, business process documentation, etc., as needed.
Collaborate with test development managers, content specialists, other content developers, psychometricians, publishing designers, and other internal and external stakeholders to produce top-quality materials.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or other related discipline or work experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
At least three years of copyediting experience. Two years of experience in copyediting educational assessment development stimuli, items, and/or ancillary products preferred.
Strong knowledge and understanding of all phases of assessments, including processing, scoring, and reporting of assessments.
Experience with project leadership, resource allocation, training/mentoring, coordinating deadlines with multiple work groups, and maintaining communication required to meet objectives.
Professionally tailored and strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong knowledge of how to apply and/or interpret information in print or online references (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style , The Gregg Reference Manual , Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary , etc.)
Strong knowledge about word processing and professional office applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Project, and Adobe Acrobat Professional is required. Solid understanding of the use of HTML and XML in web publishing is desired.
Ability to maintain professionalism in challenging situations and when dealing with difficult individuals. An awareness of nonverbal communication cues and appropriate responses to those cues is also desired.
Ability to lead discussions, persuade others as needed to reach goals effectively, and articulate risks/benefits during problem-solving efforts.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessments School
Req ID: 1516