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Pearson Education

Publishing Technology Specialist (Temporary) (561)

Technology

Integration Specialist

Yearly

No

Pierre, South Dakota, United States

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.

SUMMARY

The Publishing Technology Specialist’s (PTS) primary role is to publish both online and paper assessment forms for assigned programs utilizing Pearson proprietary systems and tools within a digital workflow environment. This temporary position within our School Assessment Publishing Services team will mainly support paper assessment form creation, final file preparation for print, or performing accessibility tagging for PDFs and web pages. Responsibilities may also include tasks related to online form delivery; duties and tasks may vary by project assignment, individual skills, talent, and knowledge. This temporary position will be working on large-volume programs with tight deadlines for spring 2022 assessments. Having a strong grasp of graphic design software, such as InDesign, understanding related to print production is necessary. Our content renders for both paper and online deliverables from single source xml files in our Content Management System. It is preferred that the candidates have experience with xml, html, or other coding experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • 12 months of post-high school education or formal job training required in graphic or web design and publishing space
  • Comfortable and capable of working in both Macintosh and Windows
  • Proficient with InDesign, Acrobat, and Illustrator. Experience with PitStop Pro preferred.
  • Strong understanding of single color to 4-color book print production including pre-press and manufacturing
  • Demonstrates strong skills for files delivery to print and online environments
  • Prefer experience with xml and html or other coding experience
  • Strong understanding of single color to 4-color book print production including pre-press and manufacturing
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressures in a professional environment
  • Experience or ability to learn accessibility tagging for PDFs or web pages
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies and deal effectively with change in an ever-changing environment
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressures in a professional environment
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent decision-making and troubleshooting skills to facilitate working independently when required
  • Recognize and navigate interdependencies and requirements across multiple systems
  • Utilize subject matter experts as needed to perform work successfully
  • This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously and operate in a demanding work environment is important.
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality is critical to successful performance in this role.
  • This position can be work from home.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Paper item conversion/ preparation for paper print use

  • Item conversion or processing for paper use
  • Paper form(s) builds
  • Print-ready file preparation (Possibly Primary Task for this temporary position)

Accessibility

  • Web page accessibility to client requirements
  • PDF remediation to predetermined rigors (program-specific, WCAG 2.0 AAA and/or 508 compliant)
  • Processing of MS Word and InDesign files for accessibility

Online assessment form and item level work (Experience and Skillsets will determine these tasks as assigned)

  • Online form(s) publishing
  • Item editing
  • Item bank management (conversion, import, export, maintenance)
  • Scoring and accommodations

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 pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company 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: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PUBLISHING

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 561