Pearson Content Developer PART TIME (Term of Project) in Boston, Massachusetts

Content Developer PART TIME (Term of Project)


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.

Content Developer Associate

The Content Developer Associate on the ContentDevelopment team is involved in the critical areas of supporting the digital contentdevelopment team in growth strategy initiatives and key pilots. In this rolethe Content Development Associate is accountable for executing key activitiesin digital content and assessment creation across a variety of higher educationdisciplines. The position is one that requires enthusiasm, agility, creativity,precision, diplomacy, and critical thinking skills. This position reports to theContent Development Director and is based out of the Pearson Boston office.


Specific responsibilities include, but are notlimited to, the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

As directed by the Content Development Director, the Content DevelopmentAssociate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide content development perspective andediting as needed to support internal and external content developmentpartners. May include learner-centered content planning, objectives andcomponent mapping, tools and template creation, metadata tagging, and analysisof digital content feedback.

  • Support the Content Development team in preparingtraining materials for digital content partners, authors, and vendors

  • Participate in the creation, updating, andmaintenance of content development resourcing database

  • Support tracking of vendor and author digitalcontent deliverables

  • Obtain and prepare content materials for contentdevelopment teams and help coordinate onboarding of third party vendors

  • Serve as independent development perspective onsample content, proposals, and initiative prototypes and make recommendationsto the Director of Content Development for efficiencies, improvements, andsolutions to content challenges

  • Create examples for third party vendors which supportthe Pearson digital content guidelines and best practices

  • Generally support the Content Development team insupport of key division goals

  • Represent Content Development interests incross-functional Pearson meetings

  • Communicate information and potential problems as well as proactively present creative solutions to Content Development management regularly

  • Develop a deep understanding of Pearson’s corporate mission, initiatives, and standards and serve as a resource for the higher education team to keep them current on changes in processes, requirements, and standards



Education :

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, advanced education-related coursework preferred

  • Minimum of three or more years of higher education digital content development experience with proven success required

Required Skills :

  • Knowledge of higher education, learning principles, and the creation and development of learner-centered content is a plus

  • Ability to understand, adapt, initiate, and implement change required

  • Evidence of strategic and analytical thinking and planning, team leadership, communication, negotiation, problem-solving, good judgment, and the ability to influence others is required

  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills as well as the ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information effectively

  • Ability to lead and collaborate actively with others on internal and external cross-functional teams and to build consensus and foster collaborative relationships across teams

  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent organizational skills is required

  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail is required

  • Excellent organization, time management, prioritization and planning skills.

  • Ability to adapt to new software products for course and/or learning experience delivery and learning management systems

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel, MS Project, Smartsheet, and other project management tools

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: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 15, 2017

Req ID: 1708941