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Senior Editor

Title: Senior Editor

Location: USA

Categories: Media / Publishing Education/Higher Education
Job Description:


  • Review and edit text thoroughly for correct grammar, syntax, usage, style, and consistency.
  • Proofread rendered copy at various stages of development with a goal of 100% accuracy.
  • Verify edits and ensure uniformity and consistency across components.
  • Perform editorial reviews of XML-based paper and online components at all stages of production. Tasks may include training reviewers, providing queries/feedback regarding style/formatting issues to ass, coordinating with other teams/departments to produce test booklets, and/or moving materials through all phases of development with minimal oversight.
  • Serve as lead editor for one or more assigned projects and provide detailed updates regarding project handling and status to teammates and managing editor.
  • Work proactively with managing editor to identify training issues or process inconsistencies/gaps.
  • Author or contribute to project style guide and/or editorial training materials.
  • Serve as a mentor to colleagues.
  • Attend project meetings, provide editorial status updates, and maintain organized and accurate records and logs as assigned.
  • Consistently follow established best practices and contribute to the development of new workflow processes.
  • Create project-specific work instructions as needed.
  • Review and edit assessment ancillary documents, such as educator’s guides, technical reports, parent reports, business process documentation, etc., as needed.
  • Collaborate with test development managers, content specialists, other content developers, psychometricians, publishing designers, and other internal and external stakeholders to produce top-quality materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Location: US-Remote

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time hourly range is between $30.00 – $31.75.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or other related discipline or work experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • At least five years of copyediting experience required. Five years of experience in copyediting educational assessment development stimuli, items, and/or ancillary products preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of all phases of assessments, including processing, scoring, and reporting of assessments.
  • Experience with project leadership, resource allocation, training/mentoring, coordinating deadlines with multiple work groups, and maintaining communication required to meet objectives.
  • Expert communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of how to apply and/or interpret information in print or online references (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style , The Gregg Reference Manual , Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary , etc.)
  • Strong knowledge about word processing and professional office applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Project, and Adobe Acrobat Professional is required. Solid understanding of the use of HTML and XML in web publishing is desired.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in challenging situations and when dealing with difficult individuals. An awareness of nonverbal communication cues and appropriate responses to those cues is also desired.
  • Ability to lead discussions, persuade others as needed to reach goals effectively, and articulate risks/benefits during problem-solving efforts.
  • This is a REMOTE job