Pearson Production Editor in Amherst, Massachusetts

Production Editor

Description

Pearson VUE ( www.pearsonvue.com ) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government, and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are 100 percent aligned to state standards. We also provide a wide variety of teacher licensure testing services such as test development, administration, and scoring. We work in a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Production Editors write and edit content for websites, online platforms, and online publications. These editors are responsible for producing and maintaining content and have oversight in the correction of content. The production editor is assigned to multiple projects at one time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as production lead for several programs. Attend regular cross-team program meetings and propose, make, and QC revisions to program materials as needed.

  • Copyedit material for grammar, punctuation, syntax and established styles.

  • Write new copy and edit existing copy to improve readability and web-based delivery, with end user and client in mind.

  • QC, review, and approve materials submitted by technical staff, IT, and 3rd party vendors.

  • Collaborate with editors, authors, and stakeholders on content development.

  • Create and maintain production schedules and tracking logs. Manage deadlines.

  • Collaborate with others to define processes, and create and update documentation accordingly.

Please submit your resume and cover letter when applying to position. Not considering remote work or relocation at this time.

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in professional copyediting and proofreading required, online publication experience preferred. Familiarity with widely used style guides and manuals a plus.

  • Some experience in a production-oriented environment preferred.

  • Experience in creating accessible materials adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience. BA in English, Education, or Journalism or a major in Language Arts or courses in grammar and composition preferred.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills required

  • Computer literate, skilled in web-based applications including google apps

  • Must work well independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, multiple-deadline atmosphere

  • Attention to detail and accuracy a must

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

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-Amherst

Work Locations: US-MA-Hadley-300 Venture Way 300 Venture Way Amherst 01002

Job: Publishing

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816719

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.