The Newsela Product Operations team is doubling down on scalability, with an emphasis on systems and documentation. As the Product Operations Lead, you will be responsible for designing and implementing process improvements across our Product org, owning Product department financial processes, and managing communication systems between the Product org and the rest of Newsela. Reporting to the Product Operations Manager, you’ll work closely with our Tech, Design, Content, Data, Marketing, and Sales teams to smooth operations and communications on product launches, announcements, and process improvements.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
Newsela is focusing on scalability, and in turn growing our Product Operations team in size and impact. As part of this growing team, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape and define the product process you manage, while working with a wide variety of stakeholders across the company. Your work will directly enable us to build and deliver solutions that help shape the future of education and provide accessible, engaging reading content to tens of millions of users nationwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
Your 3+ years of experience managing projects and processes, have given you extensive experience issue-spotting, designing simple and creative processes, and prioritizing solutions that are high impact and low effort. You are a detail-oriented, proactive planner who can seamlessly navigate complex problems, scope, and build system-wide processes. You’re an effective communicator who always seeks input from key stakeholders to drive alignment and deep understanding of the project at hand, while providing transparency and key information to all teammates from engineers to product managers, to executive team members. You have also demonstrated the ability to lead teams, meetings, and process to decision/action without formal authority. Bonus points if you have experience with financial processes, financial stakeholders, and/or high competency in excel.
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.