Pearson Content Development Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Content Development Manager


At Pearson, we have a once in a generation opportunity to transform teaching & learning to prepare people for a changing economy. The educational ecosystem is changing at a ferocious pace. Our company is changing rapidly. We no longer have the luxury of waiting to see how the market will change; we need to operate differently. Learners today are preparing to enter a world of work in which the skills required for employment are rapidly changing. Lifelong learning & ongoing re-skilling will become a reality for most.

In addition - Technology has changed our expectations of how we live, work, communicate. Learners expect education to be engaging and inspiring. They expect digital learning to be as responsive, fast and effective as the other apps in their pocket - Facebook, iTunes. They expect to have access to learning anytime, anyplace, any device and get help when they need it - Consumer Grade

One of biggest investments is in a new digital platform - the Global Learning Platform - which will fundamentally change the way we design, develop and deliver learning experiences, enabling new business models. Pearson’s Global Learning Platform will provide engaging, responsive, and personalized learning experiences to students everywhere.

Pearson has an opportunity available within the Global Learning Platform program as a Content Development Manager

Create best practices and processes for the development of content. Train existing and new team members and ensure processes are being embraced and followed.

Understand internal and external tools needed for the development of content. Provide roadmap feedback and drive required functionality through the capabilities team.

Engage with customers & customer-facing teams to understand customer use cases and workflows and anticipate content consumption across product lifecycle & product models.

Build strong relationships with Pearson experts, customers, & thought leaders to inform, validate, and refine new content development.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams (UX, Learning Design, and others) to develop product-appropriate content strategies while applying customer-informed curriculum and pedagogy perspectives.

Translate & facilitate between authors, product teams, and vendors to ensure that content is effectively authored to meet product specs and objectives.

Manage vendor & technology partner relationships to ensure requirements, capabilities & standards, planned development, and timelines meet product goals and market expectations.


BA or BS required

Must have management experience.

Must have experience working with and in complex authoring systems.

Requires strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to foster/maintain relationships internally and externally. Must have great written as well as oral communication & presentation skills.

Excellent project management skills, including ability to effectively manage a high volume of simultaneous projects. Proven track record in developing project plans for complex digital projects and delivering the required content on schedule.

Exceptional attention to detail and ability to balance short-term and long-term deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for innovative technology and improving education.


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-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 14, 2017

Req ID: 1713200