Managing Editor, Content Development, English 9-12

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Managing Editor, Content Development, English 9-12

Job description


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 
  • If selected a background check will be required