Content Developer at Pearson (Nashville, TN)

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As a member of the content development team, you will conduct in-person and virtual workshops with subject matter experts (SMEs) to write and review exam items and assemble examinations. You will evaluate test items applying best practices in assessment and statistical performance data. You will also be responsible for managing item banks as well as ensuring that test schedules are developed, maintained and executed.

  • Create Effective Plans
  • Share Information
  • Understand and Resolve Issues
  • Manage Work Effectively
  • Demonstrate Credibility


The item and exam building tasks performed in this position have a high impact on the business interests of the company. You will be supported in developing error-free exams with training and resources, assistance from your manager and teammates, and QC activities conducted by the test publishing quality assurance team.


As a content developer, you will
  • Use proprietary item/exam development and banking software to maintain and manage test content (items) and associated elements throughout the lifecycle for accuracy, quality, validity, style guide adherence and Pearson VUE standards.
  • Understand intellectual property confidentiality and security considerations and abide by defined business practices to provide appropriate protection.
  • Partner with clients and cross functional teams on multiple exam programs and deliverables, monitoring scope and deadlines and escalating risks when needed. Assist in startup process for new clients.
  • Plan and facilitate item and exam development activities with clients and their subject matter experts (SMEs) as per contract and exam needs.
  • Evaluate exam program needs using statistical data and other criteria to evaluate items and item bank health.
  • Recommend item and exam development activities and contribute to schedule planning.
  • Prepare materials, including training. Define and implement item banking tool workflow requirements and facilitate virtual and in-person activities and workshops where SMEs write and review examination items and select items for examinations.
  • Assemble examinations within proprietary item development software and perform QC.
  • Adhere to established QC processes and guidelines, ensuring accuracy of test content components and item set selection per specs, SME input, psychometric input and scoring parameters.
  • Collaborate effectively with members of testing services teams and other cross-functional Pearson teams, providing timely and complete input on reports, documentation, projects, teams, meetings and process improvements.

  • Use of phone, PC and keyboard for data input.
  • Ability to support work from home office as needed
  • Ability to negotiate transportation for off-site meetings and to carry and keep on-person a laptop during transport
  • Travel requirement up to 25%

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience as content or test developer, related coursework, or direct applicable experience

  • Initiative and troubleshooting
  • Passionate about quality and attention to detail (e.g., proofreading)
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and deadline
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn a variety of technical systems and applications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, Sharepoint, OneDrive)

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $55,000 - $65,000. This position is not bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

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

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

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.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4043
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 27 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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