Senior Content Developer
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 19, 2021
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
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 &
- 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
- 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
- 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
--- 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
--- 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.
--- 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
--- 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
--- Brave - Resilient and operating well under pressure and tight
--- 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
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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
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