Reading/Language Arts Editorial Director

Product Development - Editorial Remote, United States


Description

Reading/Language Arts Editorial Director

Candidates without publishing industry experience will be rejected for this role.

As Editorial Director for K-2 Reading, you will be closely involved in conceptualizing and developing a new and revised supplemental products for the Reading market. This role will focus initially on helping the team impact more teachers and students in grades K-2 through a new supplemental reading program designed to ensure all students reach grade three confident and prepared to read grade-level texts.

We are looking for someone who will provide strong leadership and a creative vision, but who also has a strong sense of duty and deep understanding of foundational reading skills. The ideal candidate is a life-long learner who is collaborative, proactive, highly organized, and passionate about delivering high-quality instruction that will create successful readers and writers.

Impact you’ll have:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Inspire, supervise and mentor an editorial staff. Convey to staff a sense of vision and direction by establishing clear, realistic goals and action plans;
  • Drive the development process of a K-2 Student and Teacher Experiences from conception to published product, including:
    • Creating prototypes and refining them based on customer and sales rep feedback;
    • Supoprt and partner with Project Management to create  project schedules and budgets;
    • Working collaboratively with design and production throughout the publishing process;
    • Developing resource plans and guidelines;
    • Recruiting and managing freelance editorial support and/or outside development houses;
    • Anticipating and solving problems as they arise, including adjusting workflows and resource allocations, as well as creating work-arounds. Establish work processes aimed at continuous improvement in reduction of cycle time and quantity of output;
  • Architect foundational skills scope and sequence and instructional design for teacher and student facing materials.
  • Engage with customers and sales representatives to understand customer needs and current implementations of Reading/Language Arts products.
  • In collaboration with Product Management, build relationships with thought leaders, including our current Reading advisors—ensuring that our products incorporate up-to-date research and solid pedagogy/instructional design;
  • Support marketing staff in generating key messages used in development of sales collateral and training materials for sales reps and educational consultants;
  • Keep abreast of educational trends and competitive products by attending workshops and conferences, reading professional literature, and networking with educators and sales reps.

Who we’re looking for:

We are seeking candidates who can work at a fast pace, thrive in a dynamic environment, and demonstrate a record of achievement. Successful candidates will have:

  • 7+ years managing the development of K-2 reading/language arts products—both student and teacher facing components;
  • Deep experience in supporting the development of foundational reading skills in early learners.
  • Experience conceptualizing Reading products at K-2 particularly teacher materials;
  • Proven project management skills, attention to detail, and an ability to drive toward completion
  • Experience planning, scheduling, budgeting, and supervising staff and/or vendors;
  • A very hands-on approach; a willingness to contribute in detail to execution in order to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of quality and editorial excellence;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Experience creating clear and detailed documentation that explains key processes and approaches;
  • Familiarity with national and state standards and assessments, including quantitative and qualitative text measures;
  • Ability to proactively and creatively solve problems related to product development;
  • Proven project management skills, attention to detail, and an ability to drive toward completion
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education or teaching experience a plus.

This position can be based in our headquarters office in North Billerica, MA (a suburb of Boston); in our satellite office in Brooklyn NY or remote.

 



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