Principal Editor, Instruction – Remote
Location: US National
As Principal Editor for 6–8 Reading, you will work closely with editorial leadership to conceptualize and ensure the integrity and coherence of teacher-led products developed for the Reading market.
We are looking for someone who has a deep knowledge of research-based instruction and experience developing teacher-led literacy products for the school market. The ideal candidate is collaborative, proactive, highly organized, and passionate about delivering high-quality instruction.
Please note: A cover letter is required for consideration.
The impact you’ll have:
- Provide guidance and contribute to crafting an aligned instructional approach across domain projects to serve as a resource for product development teams and other internal product support teams
- Support and contribute to development of key instructional artifacts during planning phase, such as scope and sequence, word lists, resource lists for strategies and pedagogy to incorporate for different age ranges via resource creation and content reviews
- Work closely with Executive Editor(s) to develop lesson prototypes, lesson outline templates, and lesson manuscript templates based on key artifacts and instructional resources
- Craft and hone guidelines for lesson development based on appropriate pedagogy and best practices, including information on how to create different lesson sections and resource “banks” for lesson writing
- Work closely with Executive Editor(s), Editorial Director(s) to create work processes for lesson development
- Review and provide in-depth feedback on lesson outlines and drafts, with particular focus on early efforts to solidify instructional details and align with instructional progression across a grade level and within a grade band
- Participate in stakeholder reviews and meetings to share lesson development progress and provide content support
- Present learnings across domain projects that may inform work of different teams (e.g., print vs. digital, grade band teams)
- Collaborate with design to ensure appropriate content presentation for students and teachers
- Support additional internal teams in preparing project-specific documentation for field-facing distribution (e.g., PD, Marketing)
- Collaborate with design and production to build engaging products in a timely manner
- Collaborate with research to create and maintain a central cache of domain-related resources for all projects to access
- Stay abreast of research, trends in the field, and competitor products to help inform teams and product development goals
The experience we’re looking for:
- 8+ years as an editor of student and teacher components in reading/language arts curriculum at grades 6–8; experience with 3–8 a plus
- Deep knowledge of reading pedagogy and literacy standards
- Knowledge of educational research and ability to communicate that research to teams for product implementation
- Ability to work collaboratively with varied groups of stakeholders
- Flexibility to change focus across a wide range of grade-specific products and larger grade bands
- Ability to work independently on large and small initiatives
- Experience creating clear, detailed documentation for project development needs
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Master’s degree in education and teaching experience preferred
Pay range –This role’s range is $69,250. – $118,250. The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that Curriculum Associates considers in making compensation decisions based on our Compensation Philosophy. Actual base pay within that range will vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, prior experience and relevant skill sets. At Curriculum Associates, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances for each case. This role is also eligible to participate in the company bonus plan. The Company recognizes that minimum wage varies by location and will ensure all compensation decisions comply with applicable state and local laws.
Benefits – Benefit eligible employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan and receive an employer match. Employees have access to a flexible vacation and sick policy in addition to twelve paid holidays and a winter office closure between Christmas and New Year’s, as well as a number of additional perks and benefits.