Senior Copy Editor (Science) at Newsela

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The Role: 

If you have a keen eye for spotting grammar mistakes, strong opinions about the Oxford comma, and a passion for delivering factual content to students of all ages, then Newsela’s editorial team could be a good fit for you. As a Senior Copy Editor, you will be responsible for helping to manage and maintain copy editing style for one of the most promising learning products in the K-12 education space. This position is first and foremost for an experienced copy editor, though you are also a manager of projects, manager of copy editing freelancers, and other written content on Newsela’s platform. Your goal is to elevate Newsela’s world-class news, science, ELA, and social studies content for K-12 classrooms across the U.S. We value authentic content that creates opportunities for teachers to be culturally responsive, encourages students to think critically, and explains complex concepts with ease. 

Why You’ll Love This Role:

This role allows you to help shape and maintain Newsela’s copy editing style so that it adheres to AP style and supports student understanding with accurate facts. You’ll brainstorm with other senior leaders on our Content team around initiatives that can help enable our written content to be in tip top shape and ensure our freelance copy editors support that goal. Your work will directly contribute to ensuring educators are equipped with the content and tools necessary to deliver representative, culturally responsive instruction, and in turn help deepen the impact of our mission to make reading accessible and engaging for all learners. 

Why We’ll Love You: 

You have 8+ years of demonstrated copy editing experience focused on news, science and/or web content in a fast-paced environment. You may also have a writing or editing specialization or may be a jack of all trades. Either way, your passion for learning and education will help us transform our already enormous archive of content to be more accurate, grammatically and stylistically correct, and more inclusive. While not a requirement to have previous K-12 education experience, you understand the education landscape enough to be able apply your copy editing experience to it. You leverage your attention to detail and copy editing judgement to deliver thoughtful, well-balanced content that serves the needs of K-12 students. Your interpersonal skills are unmatched and you can discuss and debate copyedit decisions with ease, helping us make thoughtful and clear judgment calls.

About Newsela 

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

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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.

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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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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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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!
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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.
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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.
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Fitness Subsidies
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All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
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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.
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We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
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