Pearson Senior Editor (Senior Content and Learning Specialist) in Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Editor (Senior Content and Learning Specialist)
Location: Oxford or Central London based
About The Team
The Vocational, Business, Creative and Practical team produces resources and digital services for teachers, trainers and learners of vocational and some academic courses in schools, FE colleges and within work-based learning. These courses include BTECs and Apprenticeships in subjects ranging from Health and Social Care to Business, Performing Arts, Construction and Sport. You would be working within a matrix structure, with people from many different job functions - editorial, design, media research, sales and marketing - coming together to create and launch brilliant resources and digital services that work for learners wherever their learning takes place. The role can be based in either our Oxford or London (High Holborn) offices and you would report into a member of the publishing / product management team.
About the Role
We are looking for someone with well-developed editorial and content development skills with a particular interest in – and experience of – preparing and launching content and elearning via digital platforms. You will be part of a friendly and high-performing team, working closely with our publishers to understand customer and learner needs and to create market-winning resources for learners and their teachers/trainers.
A Day in the Life of;
During a normal day you might engage in some of the below activities:
Briefing key authors on requirements for new projects
Attending/leading author workshops to generate new and exciting content which meets needs of learners and teachers or trainers
Reviewing author content, ensuring it meets the brief
Leading on the creation of digital product – for example interactive quizzes for securing knowledge or elearning for knowledge gain
Working with other team members to enhance their understanding of digital learning
Getting out into the market, testing sample materials with teachers and learners and making suggestions for improvements
Working with project managers and supplier managers to identify and manage the best freelance partners to work on our products
Liaising with external suppliers (Publishing Services Companies) to ensure smooth running of projects they are handling
Contributing to daily team meetings, as well as tracking projects against budget and schedule and using problem-solving skills to ensure dates are met and budget is kept to.
Who are we looking for?
Experience in an editorial role (education preferred but not essential)
Someone who loves education and is passionate about creating resources that help students make progress in their learning
Someone who values and understands the Vocational path to learning and employment
Someone who would enjoy working with a close team to develop exciting new resources but equally willing to take responsibility and lead on their area of responsibility
Proven organisational /project management skills
Proven digital skills or willingness to rapidly engage with these skills
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.
Closing date for applications: Fri 28th July
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Other Locations GB-GB-Oxford
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 10, 2017
Req ID: 1711460