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Pearson Senior Editor (Pearson K-12 Learning) in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Editor (Pearson K-12 Learning)


Company Overview

Pearson K-12 Learning is a global education company delivering award-winning learning solutions for early childhood through high school and more. Our interactive tools and content range from digital and print core curriculums, to supplemental content, intervention programs, and professional services.

Recognized as an industry leader, we serve millions of learners with innovative student-centered curriculums that embrace technology, state and district-level educational standards, personalized learning, and data to inform classroom practices and instruction.

We partner with educators who are equally passionate about learning to help turn today’s classrooms into active workshops and inspire everyone to go further. Our comprehensive solutions are immersive, collaborative, and flexible—delivered online, offline, anytime. Our goal is to deliver the best possible learning experiences so that every student has the chance to succeed.

Together, we’re creating a new era of education that supports our changing world. Learn with us.

Position Summary

With limited supervision, the Senior Editor drives strategy and executes on the delivery of all assigned international, state, and district-level custom program components and project tasks over the entire program lifecycle (initiate, plan, build, execute, control, release). The Senior Editor is accountable to deliver high quality, competitive print and/or digital programs on time and within budget. The Senior Editor leads all phases of a project with primary emphasis on defining the custom strategy and providing vendor oversight for the development of print and digital products.

Scope and Impact

-Manages customized programs for international markets

-Manages projects with up to $5m in revenue opportunity

-Leads cross-functional teams of 15 staff

-Manages up to 5 vendor teams concurrently

Primary Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

  • Drives customization strategy (district-level to international) for assigned programs and components by leveraging curriculum and product expertise, performing market and standards analysis, and researching technical requirements for print and multimedia platform deliveries.

  • Establishes custom product specifications for assigned programs and components and provides key inputs for budget creation.

  • Directs customization strategy for assigned programs and components by overseeing prototype creation, producing writing and digital authoring guidelines, and communicating project objectives across internal teams and vendor partners.

  • Generates RFP description of services and prepares bid forms for all assigned programs and components. Clarifies project scope for bid negotiations.

  • Determines sourcing plan, work flow, and schedule for all assigned programs and components to ensure product delivery is on-time, within budget, and meets market expectations.


  • Executes complex customization projects for local to international markets across a wide range of print and digital products.

  • Facilitates cross-functional teams and communications, ensuring customization strategy is implemented consistently.

  • Employs best practices for print and digital processes to ensure program delivery goals.

  • Monitors and adapts resource plans, workflows, processes to ensure project meets or exceeds quality, schedule, and budget expectations.

  • Mitigates project risks by proactively identifying and escalating issues and recommending solutions.

  • Establishes QA workflow with vendor and in-house partners to ensure products adhere to company guidelines.

  • Directs and approves content plans, vendor deliverables, and course structure and authoring documents to ensure project guidelines are met.

Vendor and Teams Management

  • Recruits specialized vendors for all assigned programs and components.

  • Oversees Request for Proposals (RFP) for bidding and advises through rate negotiations.

  • Manages project launch with vendors, setting resource plans, workflow, schedule, and quality expectations.

  • Leads cross-functional internal and external teams in content development and course build processes.

  • Monitors vendors, escalating resource, work flow, and process issues and offering resolutions to ensure quality, schedule, and budget expectations.



Related work experience

  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience required.

  • Staff management experiences is essential.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with instructional materials development or in an editorial capacity within educational publishing.

  • Digital development experience preferred.

  • Experience with international product development within educational publishing strongly preferred

Formal education or equivalent

  • A BA/BS in a related field. Master’s level degree preferred, but not required.

  • Teaching experience is strongly preferred.


  • Experienced with print and digital product development and deployment processes.

  • Understands company budgeting, project approval, and production processes.

  • Excellent communication skills, strong analytical and decision-making skills, and strong leadership and team-building skills.

  • Able to be strategic and efficient in planning and meeting schedules, budgets, and accuracy/quality goals. Proactive in anticipating, evaluating, and solving for issues to avoid disruptions in workflow. Able to respond quickly in an environment of changing priorities.

  • Proven experience interacting with cross-functional project teams with team members located in remote locations. Project Management experience necessary.


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-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-IL-Glenview

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 23, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1910348

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.