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Pearson Composition Quality Assurance Administrator, Temporary in Helena, Montana

Composition Quality Assurance Administrator, Temporary - ( 2110021 )


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Composition Quality Assurance Administrator reviews and checks every aspect of the student test book (i.e., item creation, book formatting, online functionality, etc). The Composition QA Admin will be trained by team leads and guided to work on designated state projects. The position is a mix of group work as well as independent tasks. The Composition QA will also work on paper test books by verifying printing requirements, and online test books by checking item functionality, form navigation, and tool inclusion.


  • Perform checks digitally for items, test books, manuals and answer sheets during different stages of their development by the Publishing Services team and mark revisions as necessary.

  • Check technical marks and critical copy on scannable (machine-read) forms (ex. timing tracks, QIMs, skunks) to ensure that tests can be scanned.

  • Maintain the correctness and completeness of text, artwork and items in all documents for both paper and online testing as documented.

  • Verify item order in paper test books and that book formatting is accurate per state standard requirements.

  • Verify requested edits are accurately applied.

  • Validate specifications against online published books, check online system navigation tools, test Technically Enhanced Item (TEI) functionality, review and research production/quality issues.

  • Interact with Publishing Project Manager, Implementation Manager, Technical Composition Production Specialists, Asset Production Specialists, Composition Production Specialists and Graphic Artists in the Publishing Services department daily, as well as Program Team and others as needed.

* *Work overtime, as needed, to meet tight schedules for printing, online delivery and testing deadlines. Some months will be much heavier than others. Overtime can occur for both the evenings and the weekends.

The position is open to applicants in any state, and hourly rates, while generally between $17 to $20 may vary depending on a location's minimum wage. The anticipated starting hourly wage for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $17. This position is not eligible to participate in an incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

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.



  • Strong command of technical aptitude

  • Must be detail oriented and organized

  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate, in writing, neatly and effectively

  • Knowledge of layout and design principles preferred

  • Experience on both MAC and PC computers

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional desirable

  • Quark and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge desirable.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

  • Please note this is an onsite temporary (non-benefits eligible) role with projected duration through January. Must be local to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, IA areas and/or Owatonna, MN . Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8-5 with OT opportunity

  • Remote Work

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-IA-Cedar Rapids, US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Owatonna

Work Locations :



Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Entry Level

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 14, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2110021