Product Designer

| Greater NYC Area | Remote
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The Role: 

The Product Designer will be responsible for crafting user-centric solutions for Newsela’s platform (across mobile, desktop, and tablet). As part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional team, your day to day will involve working closely with product managers, researchers, data analysts, and engineers at each step of the process to find the right problems to tackle, explore ideas for how to solve it and then refine it into a coherent solution and design strategy. You’ll play an active role in shaping your product team’s roadmap by understanding and advocating for the needs of our users (whether they be teachers, school district leadership, or a 6-year-old student).

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

You’ll be joining a team of passionate designers at the forefront of building products that shape the future of K-12 education. This is also an opportunity to help develop and contribute to Newsela’s design standards, which will ultimately be applied to products that reach over 20 million users nationwide. In addition to helping build Newsela’s product, you’ll have continuous chances to see your solutions in action, being used by teachers and students in classrooms. You’ll get to witness firsthand the impact your work has on helping to make reading more accessible and engaging for students.

Why We’ll Love You: 

You are currently, or are working towards becoming, a full-stack designer. Your skill sets span from user research and testing to wireframes and user-flows to high fidelity and prototyping. You are curious, data-informed and unsatisfied with “good enough.” You are energized by solving complex problems and approach design holistically; users are at the center of your process and that is evident in your approach and solutions. You love designing flexible components and approach every design challenge from a user-driven perspective. You skillfully balance multiple projects to deliver materials on time and within scope, and know how to source input for stakeholders across the company to align with business goals and overall brand guidelines. You also have experience using Sketch, FIgma, Invision, Zeplin, Illustrator, Principle, and other design applications. 

About Newsela:

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.

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Technology we use

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

Location

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

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
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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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