Content Development Specialist

Cork, Ireland ● Dublin, Ireland ● Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland Req #3724
Friday 3 September 2021

Job Title:         Content Development Specialist, Assessment Services

Location:         Remote

Reports to:      Director, Content Development



The Content Development Specialist is a member of the Content Development team within the Assessment Services Department. This position is responsible for training and managing external item writers, editing and writing test items, and developing test specifications/test objectives according to industry best practices.

To be successful, the Content Development Specialist must exhibit strong technical writing and editing skills. The Content Development Specialist is also expected to manage external item writers for multiple projects including developing and monitoring assignments, providing training and support to item writers, and ensuring all editing is completed on time and to a high level of quality. The Content Development Specialist will also be called upon to facilitate in-person and virtual content development workshops with subject matter experts (SMEs), and to communicate regularly with clients.

Main Duties                                        

  • Train external subject matter experts (SMEs) in best practices for exam content development
  • Manage SMEs during content development efforts
  • Edit and write test items according to industry best practices
  • Provide timely constructive feedback to external item writers with varying levels of experience
  • Research and draft test specifications/test objectives
  • Manage multiple concurrent content development assignments, each on its own schedule, to ensure on-time delivery
  • Communicate directly with clients throughout the content development cycle
  • Facilitate in-person and online content development workshops with subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Become proficient with Prometric’s internal, proprietary assessment technology; follow established procedures and guidelines, and comply with exam security practices
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously, work under pressure, and meet exacting deadlines
  • Ability to meet quality and productivity metrics
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Proven dependability and high regard for security
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Facility with learning and using new technology applications
  • Knowledge of assessment industry best practices for content development a plus
  • Experience writing test items preferred; experience in credentialing a plus
  • Ability to travel as needed (potentially up to 10%)

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland