Editor

Full time Pearson in Copywriting
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Editor

Location: USA
Categories: Media / Publishing Education/Higher Education

Job Description:

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions.We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to the privacy of records, technology standards, and equipment standards and expectations.

Working from a home-based position, the editor is responsible for executing editorial standards and protocol for all core and elective online courses, including lessons, assessments, multimedia, and ancillary materials.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with an Agile team and Product Development managers to ensure the release of high-quality curricula and resources
  • Perform developmental and copy editing on K-12 digital products, to ensure that content meets quality standards such as accuracy, clarity, and consistency
  • Align all content to Pearson’s Global Content Editorial Policy and diversity, equity, and inclusion guidelines
  • Become an expert in the PVS authoring and editorial style guide, and industry guidelines such as The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Guide content developers and other team members in the application editorial style, standards, and processes
  • Examine, research, and resolve editorial issues; respond to team members’ concerns
  • Work with Manager of Editorial to define and update editorial style, language, and conventions as they evolve with changes in reputable industry resources
  • Work effectively with a cross-functional Agile team to complete projects and features; within this context, oversee and manage own editorial workload, productivity, and quality; identify and apply product and process improvements
  • Propose and implement procedures and new ways of working within the editorial team
  • Maintain effective relationships with colleagues within the department and across Pearson
  • Learn and perform other duties, such as researching and resolving reported errors within the curriculum

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in English, writing, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years editorial experience, including experience editing and improving digital products
  • Editorial experience within the field of educational publishing is a plus
  • Proficient with a variety of style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Proficient with Microsoft® Office, and ability to learn other software and technology platforms quickly
  • Advanced knowledge of education management systems, learning management systems, and/or content management systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with SAFe Agile/LEAN principles and Azure DevOps is a plus
  • Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is a plus
  • Working knowledge of accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.1) is a plus

The ideal candidate embraces core values in a challenging work environment that requires flexibility, self-direction, creativity, strong communication, and superb organizational skills.

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $50,000-$55,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Job: PUBLISHING

Organization: North America Connections

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1311

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