- Classroom experience
The Learning Engineer Specialist will lead the development of content products that are rooted in anti-bias/anti-racism best practices, support social-emotional learning, aligned to various Social Studies curricula, and that empower our end-users to serve the needs of their diverse student body. In this role, you will support Newsela's production of custom curriculum solutions by building instructional frameworks that align to the unique needs of school districts across the country. You will also work closely with our extensive network of freelance contributors to provide training, feedback, and editing throughout the curriculum development process and turn those instructional frameworks into full courses. You will work with stakeholders across Newsela's Content Services team to ensure we hit our production deadlines, and will take the lead in managing projects to improve the efficiency, quality, and scalability of Newsela's content production
Why You'll Love This Role:
As a member of our new and growing Content Services team, you will have the opportunity to support our content production efforts across a diverse variety of subjects and will partner with school districts across the nation to develop custom solutions. You will help define how Newsela is reshaping curriculum products for districts, schools, and teachers. You will also gain exposure to training and managing our highly qualified freelancer pool. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to shape how we scale and improve our processes for production and quality assurance as we build a new approach to curating instructional content. Your work will have a direct impact on the content that is made available to students and teachers, which will ultimately scale Newsela's ability to bring engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 classrooms nationwide.
Why We'll Love You:
You have 2+ years of experience in the classroom and/or developing standards-aligned, highly engaging curriculum resources, and are excited to apply your expertise to building innovative, culturally-responsive solutions for the classroom. You have also designed curricular solutions for Social Studies courses rooted in anti-bias/anti-racism frameworks. You are a life-long learner, committed to always understanding and defining the problem at hand before jumping into action. You have a proven track record of delivering even when the tasks seem impossible, and you do through collaboration, planning, and execution. You are a clear communicator who can give direct, empathetic feedback and can succinctly share your insights about the complex world of teaching and learning. This communication prowess translates to your proven success record of working with adult learners to coach them on learning targets and execution.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels - from +100 of the best sources - that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we've established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.