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Senior Production Editor

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Pearson Education Inc.

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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\u2019s 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). Senior Production Editors write and edit content for websites, online platforms and print\/online publications. These editors are responsible for producing and maintaining content and have oversight in the correction of content. The Senior Production Editor is assigned to multiple projects at one time. The Senior Production Editor may be assigned additional tasks by management. These are usually temporary assignments, e.g., assisting with special projects. Primary Responsibilities Serve as production lead for the production department's highest-volume programs. Attend regular cross-team program meetings and propose, make, and QC revisions to program materials as needed. Serve as product lead for one or more proprietary products. Collaborate with others to define processes, and create and update documentation accordingly. Assist in the training and development of new editorial staff. Create and maintain production schedules and tracking logs. Manage deadlines. 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. Copyedit material for grammar, punctuation, syntax, and established styles Qualifications Required Experience: Minimum three to five years' experience in professional writing, copyediting, and proofreading required, online publication experience preferred. Familiarity with widely used style guides and manuals a plus. Three to five years' experience in a production-orientated environment preferred. Experience in creating accessible materials adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) preferred Bachelor's degree required, in English, Education, or Journalism preferred. A major in Language Arts or courses in grammar and composition preferred. Desired Knowledge, Skills, & 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.

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