Customer Instructional Designer at Newsela
The Instructional Designer is critical to our Learning and Enablement function, and drives the educational content development to maximize learning impact. Reporting to the Manager of Sales Learning & Development, you will assess all Sales team eLearning and current curriculum to evaluate if content meets our team’s current and future needs. You’ll lead the charge in designing and developing customized, interactive online training courses that ensure our sales and customer success teams are equipped with content, tools, and training to differentiate and sell Newsela solutions.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You will be a critical member of the team by building comprehensive and engaging customer facing learning content that enables our team maximize their success and deliver results. You’ll be empowering our customer teams to help enhance how districts and teachers engage students, and provide time-saving approaches that allow educators to design customized learning for different levels of learners. Your work will directly impact our ability to scale Newsela’s reach, bring our products to more educators and students, and enable accessible, engaging learning that empowers students. In addition to helping our sales team achieve pipeline and revenue targets, you will get to work with an enthusiastic, cross-functional team to catapult Newsela’s growth as we scale our national sales organization.
Why We’ll Love You:
You also have 5+ years of design and development experience including work in some or all of the following: educational publishing, sales enablement, adult learning, professional development. Knowledge of adult learning theory and how programs are constructed for this audience is key. Leverage your ability to identify skill gaps and formulate learning objectives based on interviews with project stakeholders. Ability to work cross-functionally with marketing, product, customer, operations and various other teams and work with their representative SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to deliver best in class learning content. You are also proficient in elearning tools including Articulate Storyline 360 and Articulate Rise 360. You are continuously seeking to strengthen your knowledge of the K-12 education market, and are always learning more about the breadth and depth of the sector by keeping a pulse on industry and regional trends.
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.