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Senior Content Developer, Test Prep ELT

Senior Content Developer, Test Prep ELT

Posted 15 June by Pearson UK Featured Ended

Senior Content Developer, Test Prep ELT

Description

Position Overview:

The Senior Content Developer leads and manages the content development for a new product component, or leads for the overall content development of revisions, adaptations or transformations of existing products. Working in-house as part of a project team, the Senior Content Developer:

  • Executes plans for the writing, editing, and production of content throughout its development

  • Leads as necessary on the instructional design, meeting of efficacy goals, and development of prototypes and briefs

  • Implements new workflows for the continuous improvement of content development

  • Provides appropriate support and training for team members, writers and editors using prescribed content development tools

  • Assumes responsibility for delivery of high quality content on time and to budget

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Conceptualization

  • Support the Content Development Manager and Portfolio Manager in the generation of ideas for concept development and prototype creation

  • Support the Content Development Manager in the instructional design plan for the full product or service or lead in the planning of revisions, adaptations or transformations of existing products

  • Enhance plans and briefs with appropriate detail and instruction in advance of vendor contracting

  • Brief external experts, consultants and/or Series Editors on the product or service

Business Case Stage

  • Develop or contract development of Proof of Concept content, prototypes, and iterations of these at request of Content Development Manager or Portfolio Manager

  • Support Content Development Manager in forecasting budgets and schedules; lead in the forecasting for revisions, adaptations or transformations of existing products

Product Development Stage

  • Contribute to the approved instructional design, syllabus, course configuration, content map, budget, and schedule in cooperation with the Portfolio Manager and Senior Content Producer

  • Contribute to the development of comprehensive writing briefs and other project documents; keep documents up to date and communicate changes to writers and editors

  • Contract and brief writers and editors for assigned components using standard vendor agreements; supply them with comprehensive writing briefs, content templates, and templates for art and media briefs

  • Provide continuous and consistent support to writers and editors throughout the writing and content development process; assist writers and editors in the use of content creation tools (standard and proprietary) and content management tools

  • Review quality of all contracted work; provide feedback to editors and writers on any recurring issues related to content creation; when necessary under deadline, bring quality of content up to standard through development and revision

  • Collaborate closely with in-house designers, art and text researchers, rights managers, user experience, and media managers before and during all phases of content production

  • Respond to Portfolio Manager queries about budgets and schedule during all phases of content creation

  • Stay up to date with trends in second language acquisition pedagogy and assessment; stay up to date in ELT market needs and trends; stay up to date with English language learning market needs and trends

Supervisory responsibilities:

Supervise freelancers and vendors through continuous monitoring of quality and deadlines; Give frequent and comprehensive feedback

Mentor and train Associate Content Developers

Qualifications

Key relationships:

Portfolio Manager, Content Development Manager, Content Developers, Senior Content Producer, Design team, Editorial Vendors

Qualifications:

  • University/College degree in linguistics, foreign language, or related field

  • Qualification in teaching English as a second/foreign language (Certificate or Diploma in TEFL or TESOL) strongly desired

Skills/Knowledge

  • Sound business and technical acumen, with the ability to navigate a complex and highly matrixed organization effectively, establishing effective communication lines to multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines, remaining pragmatic and results-focused.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Working knowledge of English exam types (Cambridge English, PTE, IELTS, etc) is desirable

Prior Experience

  • Publishing/Editorial and teaching experience in English as a second or foreign language or in foreign languages

  • Experience in managing freelance writers and editors

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Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park London Rd Harlow CM17 9NA

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806955

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Reference: 35065749

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