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Content Editor

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range $40k - $50k  

As an Editor you will work collaboratively with a team of talented Content Developers to build exams, create and maintain exam question databases, prepare and facilitate content development meetings, prepare exams for publication, and coordinate examination translation projects. You will be part of a high-caliber, team-oriented environment. The team will rely on you for accuracy; efficiency with sustained detail-oriented tasks is required.

As a member of the Professional Certification Content Development team, you will review exam questions authored by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure that they are grammatically correct and follow client style guidelines. You will work with varied subject matter of differing complexity. On occasion, you will validate exam question metadata and source references. Flexibility is essential when responding to multiple work requests; the ability to work closely with a team to prioritize work and meet deadlines is extremely desirable.

Your responsibilities may include the timely completion of detailed quality control tasks for ensuring that published exams meet content and functionality specifications and are error-free. Quality control (QC) tasks include, but are not limited to, performing validations of computer-based examinations prior to publication; documenting and escalating deviations in exams according to established protocols; running full end-to-end quality checks of exams with Pearson VUE’s proprietary software.

You will be expected to manage a workstream of overlapping projects and to complete tasks accurately and on time. We will help you achieve your goals by equipping you with training, resources, and a team approach to work prioritization and problem-solving. You will adhere to a traditional daily schedule but will also enjoy flexibility with core hours.

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State, and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $40,000 – $50,000.

This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.

Core Competencies

Communicate information effectively

Demonstrate integrity

Attention to detail

Manage time effectively

Continuous learning orientation

Build and maintain relationships

Scope And Impact Of The Job

The tasks performed in this position have a high impact on the business interests of the company. Any error in completely and accurately reviewing exam questions and materials according to content specifications, validation by SMEs, and agreed style presents a possible litigious situation upon publication and a resulting risk to the company in terms of financial redress and harm to the company’s standing in the industry. You will be supported in developing error-free exams with training and resources, assistance from your manager and teammates, and Quality Control (QC) activities conducted by the test publishing quality assurance team.

Primary Responsibilties

Use proprietary item/exam development and banking software to maintain and manage test content (items) and associated elements throughout the development lifecycle, maintaining accuracy, quality, validity, style guide adherence, and Pearson VUE standards.

Understand intellectual property confidentiality and security considerations and abide by defined business practices to provide appropriate protection.

Partner with clients and cross-functional teams on multiple exam programs and deliverables, monitoring scope and deadlines, and escalating risks as needed.

Understand intellectual property confidentiality and security considerations and abide by defined business practices to provide appropriate protection.

Adhere to project schedules and manage multiple project deliverables.

Review, edit, and manage exam content (questions), associated elements, and materials for accuracy, quality, validity, as well as for adherence to Pearson VUE and client standards.

Proofread content in various applications including Word, Excel, and proprietary Pearson VUE systems


Bachelor’s degree required

2+ years of professional office work experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Passionate about quality and attention to detail (e.g., proofreading)

Ability to learn a variety of technical systems and applications

Initiative and the ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to shifting priorities

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word, Sharepoint, OneDrive)

Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

Ability to train others

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to collaborate as part of a team

Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding, goal-oriented environment

Ability to work independently and remotely

Flexibility related to workflow and changing priorities

Ability to maintain data confidentiality and security

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are , the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard tat the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we areo race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 14077