Managing Editor, History

  • Humanities
  • Remote job

Managing Editor, History

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks a Project Manager to join our new History team.

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary

The Managing Editor, History, plays a critical role in creating excellent content and providing proactive and effective management for the growing History team.

Through exceptional organization and communication, the Managing Editor will support the Director, History in guiding products through the Great Minds product life cycle and driving work forward. The Managing Editor will also contribute to the creation and maintenance of team guidelines and resources, coordinate team scheduling and meetings, and facilitate cross-team communications and collaboration.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to innovate while remaining committed to the Great Minds’ organizational mission. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.

Reports To:

  • Director, History


  • Collaborate with the Director, History, on the development of team communications, resources, schedules, and work plans with a proactive, problem-solving approach
  • Work in partnership with project management team on the execution of solutions-oriented internal team and cross-team systems
  • Maintain ongoing communication with other Humanities team leaders to facilitate product development, identify and address issues, and provide support and guidance
  • Develop and maintain processes, tools, and strategies for the development and execution of content projects
  • Ensure and adhere to a task- and deadline-driven work-flow by completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase
  • Problem solve to create high-quality products by established deadlines
  • Familiarity with a mindset that values that values an iterative cycle of ideation, including thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Exemplify Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality


  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing and/or leading teams
  • Deep content knowledge in History, Social Studies, or associated content area
  • Alignment to the philosophy, instructional design, and pedagogy of Great Minds’ knowledge-building vision
  • Strong written, verbal, and social communication skills needed to incorporate different points of view in service of developing a high quality product aligned to the organizational and product vision
  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping
  • Demonstrated aptitude in preparing agendas that advance the appropriate priorities, serve the needs of various stakeholders, adhere to established meeting norms, orient the group toward decision making, and clearly record next steps
  • Capacity to balance a variety of tasks, responsibilities, and projects with multiple deadlines
  • Facility working with tools required within digital spaces (e.g. Google Suite)
  • Ability to make solutions-oriented decisions through flexible thinking in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Capacity to receive and then apply external and internal content feedback from advisors, senior leadership, consultants, and colleagues
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, prioritize work streams and resources to meet goals, and communicate effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
  • Strong business savvy and knowledge of the educational marketplace
  • Executive presence with exceptional written and oral communication skills utilized for both internal and external audiences
  • Record of bringing innovative approaches and resources to work, implementing best practices from across sectors while working within established development processes.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a track record of meeting short - and long-term responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-volume organization
  • Ability to look ahead and balance strategic projects and initiatives with tactical day-to-day cadence
  • Comfortable in ambiguity and effective operating in cross-team collaboration to move from vision to execution
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to consistently exhibit diplomacy, tact, and integrity
  • Demonstrated success motivating, inspiring, and leading cross-functional teams to achieve goals

Ideal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by classroom teachers
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • A flexible, growth-oriented mindset with a receptivity to feedback and a focus on reflective practice
  • Positivity in all situations, bringing proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Receptivity to multiple viewpoints and feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Full-time


  • Remote
  • Future travel (5-10%) may be required.

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $63,353.99 – $74,440.94. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company's benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company's discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.

If selected for an interview a background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.