Senior Director, Editorial

Product Development & Management Remote, United States


Description

Reading/Language Arts Senior Editorial Director

As Senior Editorial Director for K–5 Reading, you will be closely involved in conceptualizing and developing new teacher-led products for the Reading market.

We are looking for someone who will provide strong leadership and a creative vision. 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.

The impact you'll have:

  • Inspire, supervise and mentor an Editorial staff. Convey to staff a sense of vision and direction by establishing clear, realistic goals and action plans;

  • Grow and develop the Editorial team’s instructional expertise across all domains of ELA instruction.

  • Champion and maintain instructional coherence and editorial consistency across the K–5 product line.

  • Lead efforts to continually improve development processes and ways of working.

  • Collaborate closely with Product Management to translate the product vision into executable prototypes.

  • Drive the development process of a K–5 reading program,

    • Leading the search for high quality authentic texts;

    • Creating and managing project schedules and budgets;

    • Developing resource plans and guidelines;

    • Recruiting and managing freelance editorial support and/or outside development houses;

    • Working collaboratively with Design, Production, and Access & Equity teams throughout the publishing process; 

    • 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.

  • 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:

  • 7+ years managing the development of K–5 reading/language arts products—both student and teacher facing components;

  • Experience developing large scale Reading products at K–5;

  • 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.


Location: 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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