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Math Editor K-5

Reference
1806836
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Glenview, IL, 60026, USA
Expiry Date
24/05/2018
Math Editor K-5 Description 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 al...

Job Description

Math Editor K-5

Description

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.

Assists in all phases of a project with primary emphasis on writing and editing manuscripts and/or ancillaries. With supervision, coordinates with Design, Production, Digital Production, and other departments from manuscript stage to final product. May oversee work of freelancers and/or development houses.

Provides constructive feedback when needed to subordinates. Formulates solutions to schedule and quality problems. Prepares accurate status reports on a regular basis.

Scopt and Impact:

The Editor knows the subject matter for his/her assigned area and uses that knowledge to develop competitive offerings. The Editor is knowledgeable about all of the “details” in the plan for the assigned project, including specs, writing guidelines, and the plan details for RFPs (if appropriate). The Editor relies on guidance from his/her direct supervisor to ensure that the evolving product meets the objectives of the plan, its budget, and its schedule.

Manages in-house and freelance staff on a limited basis to complete assigned projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With supervision, write and edit manuscripts.
  • Monitor appropriateness of text material as to reading level, content accuracy and currency, freedom of bias, and teachability.
  • Write and provide art specs for artists and photo-researchers. Participate in evaluation of sketches and choice of photos.
  • Working with Product Management and Marketing, analyze competition and market trends and incorporate findings into program.
  • Oversee work of in-house editors, freelancers, and outside developers.
  • Ensure compliance with state standards and assessments.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in market research efforts (e.g. prepare sample lessons, conduct phone interviews, attend focus groups, etc.)
  • Participate in planning assigned projects; make creative suggestions that reflect an understanding of the market place and an awareness of customer needs.
  • Ensure that product responds to customer needs.

Qualifications

Related work experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience in curriculum development or the development of instructional materials.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable regarding educational methodologies and instructional design.
  • 2 years relevant editorial experience.

Formal education or equivalent

  • A BA/BS in a related field required. Master’s level degree preferred.

Skills

  • Proficient user of computers and software programs including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Exhibits good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understands the production process for print and digital instructional materials.
  • Demonstrates ability to write original content, and to edit and rewrite content generated by others, to meet standards of accuracy, style, grade level, and market need.
  • Able to create and deliver content in a format suitable for digital products.
  • Promotes sense of teamwork and works to reduce team barriers and conflicts.
  • Able to respond quickly in an environment of changing priorities. Must be able to set relevant priorities on a daily basis and meet deadlines.
  • Commands work habits that are highly productive, working efficiently to develop quality content.
  • Must be strategic and efficient in planning and executing to ensure consistent on-time delivery of product.
  • Must be able to utilize constructive feedback to refine skills and reduce mistakes.
  • Must display a “customer focus” in working with teams to conceptualize marketable product.
  • Knows how to translate knowledge of math and math teaching into formats that meet customer needs.
  • Proactive in anticipating, evaluating, and solving for issues to avoid disruptions in workflow.
  • Displays self-confidence in actively participating in meetings and open forums.
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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-IL-Glenview

Work Locations: US-IL-Glenview-1900 E. Lake 1900 East Lake Avenue Glenview 60025

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 2, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806836

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.