Senior Editor, Social Studies Content at Newsela
Do you read obscure history books for fun? Do you agonize over whose story gets told and whose doesn’t? Maybe you have more of an eye for geopolitics or government -- our social studies content spans hundreds of topics and interests. As an Editor for the Social Studies product of Newsela you’ll have the opportunity to marry these passions with your keen eye for editorial standards. This position is first and foremost an experienced editor. You are also a manager of projects, people and content workstreams at Newsela. Your goal in this role is to curate, edit and create world-class 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 about history and explains complex concepts with ease.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
This role allows you to create and curate social studies content that will shape the way students learn history, economics, government and civics around the U.S. 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 the 8+ years of demonstrated editorial experience focused on content about history, politics, geography or economics. You may specialize within writing or editing social studies content, 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 social studies content to cover more ground, make it more inclusive, more accurate and fair. You leverage your attention to detail and editorial judgement to deliver thoughtful, well-balanced content that thoroughly educates K-12 students on social studies topics. Your interpersonal skills are unmatched and you can discuss and debate controversial topics (which abound with Social Studies) with ease, helping us make thoughtful and clear decisions around how we talk about history and politics. In addition to your editorial prowess, you’ve successfully led and managed a small team.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, 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 become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and serve +25 million users.