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:
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.