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Editor

Company: Pearson
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 18, 2021

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, equipment standards and expectations. Working from an office in Columbia, MD or 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: * Performs the duties, which include providing expertise on editorial style, standards, and processes; defining and updating the corporate editorial conventions to ensure that they evolve with changes in reputable, widely accepted editorial manuals; and evolving editorial processes to adapt to product needs in an Agile environment * Examines, researches, and resolves editorial issues; addresses escalated issues; responds to team members' concerns; oversees editorial workload, productivity, and quality; and identifies and oversees work process improvement * Works with Manager of Editorial to define editorial styles and conventions that are accurate and evolve with changes in reputable, widely accepted editorial manuals (stays current on editorial trends) * Works with a cross-functional Agile team to complete projects and features * Becomes an expert with PVS's editorial style guide and industry guidelines such as The Chicago Manual of Style to perform editorial functions to ensure content is accurate, consistent, etc. * Works with the Product Development managers to ensure the development of high-quality curricula and resources * Proposes and implements new ways of working or procedures within own area * Negotiates resources within team and may negotiate across teams to agree on common objectives * Maintains effective relationships within own and related areas Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree or equivalent * Minimum 3 years editorial experience, including experience editing and improving digital products * Advanced knowledge of education management systems, learning management systems, and/or content management systems * Proficient with Microsoft-- Office, Azure DevOps, and ability to learn other software programs and technology platforms quickly * Must enjoy a challenging work environment that requires flexibility, self-direction, creativity, strong communication, and organizational skills * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles * Working knowledge of accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.1) is a plus * Proficiency with a variety of style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style 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: 977

Keywords: Pearson, Salem , Editor, Advertising , Salem, Oregon

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