Hello, we're Newsela

We are on a mission to make reading accessible and engaging for all students. We’re an edtech company that brings together digital content with integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

Why Work with Us?

Newsela is built on a mission of unlocking the written word for everyone. We’re not only making a difference in the classroom; we’re focused on building an inclusive and supportive culture internally by encouraging continued learning, celebrating what makes our team unique, and working together to empower minds everywhere.
We are

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An Insider's view of Newsela

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.

Vanessa

Lead Web Application Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On the Community team, we work with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela article content to support our mission to "unlock the written word for everyone". Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

JJ

Educator Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the account management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past two years.

Emma

Account Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I work with a team of kind, smart people, who are energizing on a daily basis. It is important to put your values to work during the interview process—create accountability for culture when new people join, and don't forget about it as they grow.

Kieran

Chief Technology Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.

Ariel

Sales Development Representative

Where we are

Situated in the New York Times building, our location boasts not only convenience for commuters, but also plenty of food and shopping options nearby.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open door policy
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
  • As a young person of color who works in design and technology, I’m the product of confidence instilled early on, largely through embracing the written word. Not to sound cheesy, but working on a product like Newsela gives me the opportunity to help.
    Jordan
    Product Designer
  • I’ve made a professional commitment to always work with companies that are designing innovative ways to decrease the opportunity gap for students. I know that my work is impacting the learning experience of millions of students.
    Elizabeth
    Product Manager
  • I love working on an engineering team that has a culture of asking and answering each other's questions! I can really tell that an ethos of learning radiates throughout all of Newsela; that questions are viewed as opportunities to teach and learn.
    Alex
    Web Application Developer
  • We give lots of shoutouts to each other to celebrate each others wins.
    Aliyah
    Assistant Editor
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SanicFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
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    • IllustratorDesign
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Our funding history

  • $50M in Funding
    Investors: TCV
  • $15M in Funding
    Investors: Kleiner Perkins
  • $6M in Funding
    Investors: Owl Ventures
  • $1.2M in Funding
  • $13.8M in Funding
    Investors: Kleiner Perkins
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