Editorial Director, Spanish Reading/Language Arts (Instruction)

Product Development & Management Remote, United States


Description

As Editorial Director Reading Spanish Reading/Language Arts, you will be closely involved in conceptualizing and developing a new Spanish K2 Foundational Skills-focused program. We are looking for someone with deep knowledge of the dual language and bilingual education space who will provide strong editorial 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. 

 

What you'll do:
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 feedback; 

  • Creating and managing 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; 

  • 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: 

  • 7+ years managing the development of K-5 reading/language arts productsboth student and teacher facing components;  

  • Deep experience in supporting the development of foundational reading skills in emergent bilingual 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 in Spanish and English 

  • Ability to make informed and decisive decisions that will ensure successful execution of projects 

  • 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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