Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Editorial Assistant

Pearson VUE is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant in the Content Development Department. The Editorial Assistant will support Content Developers and team in the performance of their duties in creating and maintaining exam pool databases, preparing for content development meetings, creating and publishing exams, and the collecting and reporting of data related to the team's activities. A primary responsibility is the timely completion of detailed quality control tasks for ensuring that
exams deployed to the field meet content and functionality specifications and are error-free.

  • 45%—Perform established quality control tasks in support of timely publication of exams.
  • 30%—Support content development team in setting up meetings and completing reports. 
  • 5%—Perform database maintenance and query tasks. 
  • 5%—Perform exam build and content review tasks in support of new form builds. 
  • 5%—Proofread content in various platforms and files, i.e., database system, word documents, EXCEL documents. 
  • 5%—Review and refine items to make their formats consistent with accepted psychometric principles and Pearson VUE's item writing conventions. 
  • 5%—Other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelors degree preferred. 
  • Experience as test developer, proofreader, copywriter or related course work required. 
  • Proofreading and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding, goal-oriented environment. 
  • Organizational ability, initiative and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Company description: Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning. Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com. 

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