Content Acquisition Associate at Newsela

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The Role: 

As a Content Acquisition Associate, you’ll be responsible for identifying the best educational content, and securing licensing partnerships to bring that content in front of Newsela users. We publish a lot of great text content, and you’ll be responsible for making sure our editorial team has the best options available through leading the charge in new text licensing outreach. You’ll also build up systems that make our text licensing processes more efficient and scalable, and will lead the work to organize myriad sources of licensing information into a single source of truth. You’ll also take on new partner discovery for intriguing partnership opportunities that don’t directly align to our planned content roadmap. Increasingly, we’re sourcing content from “non-partners” -- publications that we don’t have a formal licensing partnership with. This person will be responsive to editorial needs, and persistent in tracking down permissions from a wide variety of non-partner sources. This work will directly support content initiatives like our Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism content push.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

Reporting to the Vice President of Content Acquisition & Strategy, you’ll work cross-functionally with our Editorial, Instructional Content, and Finance teams and will coordinate across our Product team on a daily basis. This role will be directly responsible for bringing engaging, representative content to K12 classrooms. This role will impact what millions of students read in their classrooms everyday. Your work will not only directly support long term product vision - it will help drive accessibility in education. This role is also a fantastic opportunity for a jack-of-all-trades who can jump between thinking about the articles our users will love and Newsela’s strategic vision. You’ll be on the pulse of current media, and will get to work with innovative publications every day.

Why We’ll Love You: 

You have 2+ years of experience in an external-facing role, whether it be in consulting, business development, partnerships, content licensing/acquisition, business affairs, or sales. You have demonstrated success managing and streamlining complex processes, and can skillfully navigate challenging conversations to arrive at a solution. You’re highly organized and able to juggle a multitude of conversations with several different potential partners without missing a beat. Ideally, you also have experience pitching new ideas, negotiating long-term partnerships, and driving prioritization across multiple stakeholders to maximize the highest value work. While not required, experience in education, content licensing, or publishing is a plus. You’re not afraid to get on the phone, and even cold call, licensing agents to get Newsela the content we need. And you’re a lover of great content; you’re excited to read and have an eye for picking out the best content for our users.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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Location

New York, NY
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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

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team works with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela's content to support our mission of "meaningful classroom learning for every student." Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

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Community Manager

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 customer success management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past few years.

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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 "meaningful classroom learning for every student" top of mind.

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What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to weekly virtual wellness events (guided meditation, yoga, etc.), we offer virtual group discussion sessions with a licensed therapist to help navigate a variety of topics and challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Every year we bring Newsela's youngsters to our offices for our Take Your Child to Newsela Day. It's one of our favorite days of the year, filled with crafts, story time, workshops, and even yoga!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All employees receive an annual stipend to put towards professional development or learning courses and resources. We also hold bi-monthly manager training sessions.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning
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