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Pearson Editor in Iowa City, Iowa

Editor

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

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

  • 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.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • 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.

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-TX-Austin

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-Austin-400 Center Ridge 400 Center Ridge Drive TechRidge Three.2 - Suite 100 Austin 78753

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 7, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1912235

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.

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