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Product Manager, Collections

| Greater NYC Area

Newsela is an instructional content platform that unlocks the written word for everyone.

As a Product Manager, Collections at Newsela, you will lead the development of new content products in Newsela’s portfolio. You will have a dual role 1) working collaboratively with Content, Product, Engineering, Data, Sales, and Marketing to launch new products, features and services on our site, and 2) own the management and ongoing development of these products throughout the product lifecycle to ensure their continued success.

Our content products are sophisticated and require partnerships with outside parties and operating dependencies (logistics, planning, business systems, finance, etc.), and it will be your responsibility to ensure optimal collaboration and project execution across all key functional stakeholders. You are passionate about delivering the best possible end-end customer experience, grounding our offerings in pedagogically sound and research-based practices, achieving business as well as product results, and working with multiple external and internal partners.


  • Develop new content products and programs from strategy to support Newsela’s strategic direction.
  • Oversee content product design and collaborate with design, engineering, content, and data to ensure cohesion of content product offerings.
  • Own and prioritize the roadmap for ongoing improvement and iteration on content products. Make informed decisions by analyzing product metrics, user actions, customer feedback, results from pilots, and other ongoing sources of data. Direct and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Define metrics for success in customer satisfaction, product quality, and team performance and set tactics for achieving them. Develop an evaluation and efficacy plan to assess product strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Work with outside partners to evaluate offerings and imagine ways to co-develop content products in partnership with business development and partnerships team.
  • Be the go-to expert on the products in your portfolio, collaborating with teammates across marketing, sales, and community teams. Support and lead customer-facing projects that can include implementation materials, beta/pilot support, thought leadership pieces for marketing, customer conversations and sales support.
  • Consult on a budget and operating plan for the program in conjunction with Product and Content Operations.
  • Meet with stakeholders to ensure regular communication regarding project issues and decisions.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 2+ years in Product Management or similar experience
  • Proven experience leading cross-functional teams and facilitating collaboration and teamwork
  • Experience leading and managing product managers
  • Evaluates written work and provides useful, targeted feedback.
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.

A few plusses

  • Master’s Degree in education or learning design
  • MBA or comparable business experience
  • Teaching or instructional leadership experience in the K-12 education space.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment.
  • Thrives under short deadlines; nimble and flexible when projects adjust course.
  • A passion for bringing technology into the classroom.

Newsela is strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals. Newsela will make all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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

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.


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.


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.


Account Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I work with a team of kind, smart people, who are energizing on a daily basis. It is important to put your values to work during the interview process—create accountability for culture when new people join, and don't forget about it as they grow.


Chief Technology Officer

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.


Sales Development Representative

What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

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
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
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
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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