Managing Editor, Content Development, English 9-12

Great Minds - Washington, DC3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $61,000 a year

Remote. Travel may be required approximately 5-10% of the time to participate in team meetings (average of 1-3 times/year). Participation in regular virtual meetings with multiple teams also required.

Position Brief

Great Minds, a rapidly growing organization that develops world-class curricula for grades PK-12, seeks a Managing Editor for Content Development in English for a nine- to twelve-month project. The managing editor will work hands on with a team of Curriculum Developers and the larger Great Minds Humanities team to develop curricula, products, and processes to help expand Great Minds’ English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, at the high school level. The ideal candidate is an expert manager of people and projects who possesses high school English content and pedagogical expertise, an understanding of intellectual rigor, passion for high quality curriculum, attention to detail, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness.

Reporting directly to the Editorial Director, Humanities, the Managing Editor for Content Development in English will be responsible for developing excellent content and providing pro-active and effective management of the High School English Content Development team’s processes and members. Through exceptional professionalism and communication, the Managing Editor will help guide and shape the curriculum strategy, from concept, writing, and editing of content to product life cycle implementation for multiple projects. As a manager, the Managing Editor will monitor and manage a team, facilitate cross-team communications, collaborate with other teams and departments, and coordinate team scheduling and meetings. This is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled manager and writer to implement and contribute to Great Mind’s organizational mission to create curriculum and resources that ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of liberal arts and sciences.

Company Profile

Great Minds was founded in 2007 by a group of teachers and education leaders with the goal of developing a content rich and knowledge-based education for all American schoolchildren. The core belief at Great Minds is that every child is capable of greatness, and our mission is to ensure that all students have access to a quality education and the full range of liberal arts and sciences. To achieve this goal, we continue to bring teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Eureka Math™, Wit & Wisdom®, and PhD Science™, all give school teachers the materials and instructional supports they need to take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.

Great Minds curricula is being used with great success in schools across the nation and students and teachers in every corner of our country have felt the impact of our work. True to our founding, we seek to do this work with the collaboration of a team of teacher-writers who can share their passion, their knowledge, and their expertise to create curriculum that is content-rich, knowledge-based, and invites students to think deeply about the world around them.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Content Development

Embrace and exemplify an academic mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision.
Execute and contribute to the vision of Great Minds' content development strategic plan by conceptualizing, writing, and content editing a range of products
Collaborate within and across teams to develop, launch, and implement curriculum and curriculum-support resources
Team Coordination/Management

Develop and maintain team communications, resources, schedules, and work plans with a pro-active, problem-solving approach
Support Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality
Contribute to the management of cross-team relationships
Collaborate with Associate Director on execution of solutions-oriented internal team and cross-team systems
Product Management

Develop and maintain processes, tools, and strategies for the development and execution of content projects
Represent the Content Development team in communications with internal and external stakeholders with professionalism and proficiency
Ensure and adhere to a task- and deadline-driven work flow
Problem solve to create high-quality products by established deadlines

Relevant Experience and Skills

Deep content knowledge in English, Literature, or associated content area
Superior writing ability and demonstrated editing skills
Proficiency with or alignment to Wit & Wisdom’s instructional design and pedagogy
Deep understanding of the Common Core Standards preferred
Demonstrated practice in helping students build evidence-based speaking and writing
Curriculum writing experience preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a classroom teacher or educator
Management or experience with the product life cycle of ideation, drafting, and iterating
Ideal Attributes

Expertise in High School English content and pedagogy
Understanding of how to develop a culture of intellectual rigor in the classroom
Passion for the importance of high-quality curriculum
Commitment to high standards, instructional quality, and continuous improvement
Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
Organized, communicative, and highly effective manager of teams
Self-starter who is comfortable and productive when working remotely
Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by classroom teachers
Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
Positivity in all situations, bringing a can-do attitude to every task
Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness
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