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Senior Content Developer

Company: Pearson
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. 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. We seek a Senior Analyst HE Global Content Strategy to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving Content Strategy team closely aligned with HE Product Management while, being a key face of Pearson in our Teacher Education academic communities. You will be part of a team that partners with Product Managers, Centers of Expertise, Authors, and Content Developers to deliver the highest quality content solutions for products that drive Pearson's license to win in the market. The Senior Editor/Analyst HE Global Content Strategy is responsible for acquiring authors and guiding their work to bring leading edge content and teaching models to Pearson, for developing a content strategy and informing products to drive better learning experiences and outcomes and delight customers in enhancing ways. Product Management holds commercial accountability for product strategy and roadmap, Content Strategy is responsible for developing thought leaders and market shapers ideas in to the content that fuels our products. Both are partners with the goal to deliver a product portfolio that meets market expectations for their assigned segment and drives revenue for Pearson. The role reports to the Manager HE Global Content Strategy Careers & Professional.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the Teacher Education content strategy for a diverse list of titles.
  • Collaborate with Product Management colleagues to agree on product release cycles and strategy.
  • Acquire, develop, and deliver the content needed to produce products that meet market and customer opportunities and learner needs and outcomes.
  • Project manage the content development and delivery process from idea to delivery in final product.
  • Work closely with existing and new authors to deliver innovative content and content solutions that meet the market and product requirements established with the TED Product Manager
  • Ensure that the course content developed by authors is best-of-class in scholarship, pedagogy, curriculum and course alignment, and level.
  • Scout and recruit new content providers / content solutions that can align with product strategy and roadmap goals.
  • Manage accessibility and diversity, equity, & inclusion evaluation and development of content based on Pearson's Editorial Policy and global and local guidelines and insights.
  • Be a market expert on curriculum and teaching model direction in the Teacher Education discipline through regular analysis of competitive trends through customer engagement, peer review analysis, and market research and networking with academic community.
  • Support the sales and marketing teams with training and customer contact regarding content and pedagogy.
  • Provide input to the continuous improvement of content strategy processes - thinking simpler, leaner, and faster - to accelerate innovation and time to market.
  • Cross team collaboration and continuous reconfiguration of resourcing with flexible, adaptive structures organized around opportunity are critical requirements for this role.
  • Negotiate and manage author contracts with the Legal team, including audits and other legal issues that are author related.
  • Help ensure compliance and vigilance with ADA, DE&I and other Editorial Policies.
  • Act as an ambassador for Pearson products, generating excitement and enthusiasm internally and externally.
  • Be part of a culture that promotes partnership, teamwork and innovation Qualifications Key Requirements

    --- Degree (or equivalent preferred)

    --- Educational editorial experience working with authors from idea to product delivery including print and digital.

    --- Project management knowledge and interest to manage complex projects with multiple authors and deliverables.

    --- Ability to translate the winning content strategies into actionable plans and products that drive value for customers and learners.

    --- Ability to gather quantitative and qualitative insight into the needs of different markets and the opportunities within them and to build content strategies and execute on them serving multiple markets at once.

    --- Analytical reasoning skills and the ability to distill multiple inputs from markets, customers, thought leaders, operations, business strategies and goals into author guidance and content development.

    --- Strategic thinking with a focus on operational delivery.

    --- Able to maintain a prioritization to help deliver product content, ensuring that the product content stays on track to achieve its strategic objectives.

    Key Attributes

    --- Expertise - You have experience in your specialized field and can provide support to various stakeholders. You demonstrate knowledge of best practices within your area of specialism and how it integrates with related areas of the business.

    --- Accountability and Ownership - You take ownership and accountability for targets and drive achievement through effectiveness, determination, and motivation to succeed. You demonstrate sound judgment in assessing business risks and make decisions that balance a variety of factors taking into consideration set goals. You solve problems by using multiple sources to evaluate information and help create innovative solutions to problems. You seek information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations.

    --- Building Partnerships - You identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between your area and other teams, departments, and organizations to help achieve business goals. You develop relationships with management across the organization, customers, and suppliers to support important issues within your own area.

    --- Communication and Collaboration - You clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them to understand as well as retain the message. You communicate points of view in a compelling way to internal & external clients. You have great collaboration skills and work effectively across teams regardless of reporting lines.

    --- Aligning Performance for Success - You accomplish work objectives and achieve targets.

    --- Analytical Skill and Learning Agility - You take a systematic, structured view of situations, while staying focused on the execution and delivery. You have the capacity to be open to new ideas. --- Innovation - Generating innovative solutions in work situations; out of the box approaches; trying different and novel ways to deal with challenges and focusing on opportunities to aid achievement of content delivery are reflected in your ways of working.

    --- Deliver Results - You have a track record of successful achievement against set execution.

    --- Time Management & Organization - You possess excellent organizational and time management skills, coupled with the proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines.

    --- Global Perspective - You have experience operating in a global environment and are able to demonstrate international cultural agility.

    --- Brave - Resilient and operating well under pressure and tight deadlines

    --- Accountable - Has integrity, sets clear expectations and delivers what is promised

    --- Decent - Does the right thing, represents Pearson's values and promotes the company's mission in day-to-day behavior, and is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external partners

    --- Imaginative - Innovative, is solutions-orientated and unafraid to try new things and uses insights to tell Pearson's story in a compelling and simple fashion suited to the relevant audiences


    Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at

    Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

    To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:

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