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Senior Manager for Research and Efficacy

| Greater NYC Area

Register at Newsela and ask yourself if you would have enjoyed this product when you were growing up. If the answer is yes, then come be a part of the solution to the most urgent academic need in this country.

Our mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. We are endlessly fascinated by what causes so many words to be locked for so many readers. And we’re motivated by the dire state of literacy in this country and across the world. While these words remain locked, millions of people are effectively excluded from the most meaningful and empowering conversations in their lives.

You spend your waking hours musing on the best ways to measure and evaluate what works for teaching and learning. You wonder how instructional strategies, demographics, socioeconomic status and other factors impact the classroom relationships that drive better outcomes for students. You read the latest journals to keep up with debates on literacy skill development amongst native English speakers, English Language Learners, students with special needs. You ask yourself what the best methods are for incorporating technology into the classroom, where it fits best and where it overreaches - and how you would test and validate new approaches. You’re at once skeptical and optimistic about the role of technology to support learning. You have your research-based theories and you’re ready to build and test new models. Newsela should be your new home!

Responsibilities

  • Own the vision and roadmap for how Newsela demonstrates its efficacy.
  • Initiate and lead relationships with external research partners and schools in order to further the research and efficacy agenda.
  • Lead the design and execution of research studies following best practices for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Lead efforts to inform product development teams of the latest in ongoing research into effective pedagogy and learning science
  • Collaborate with the sales and community teams to implement new studies.
  • Lead evaluation of product usage data to develop recommendations for classroom implementation.
  • Collaborate with our community and marketing teams to develop data-driven success stories into webinars, blog posts, email campaigns and other forms of teacher-directed outreach.
  • Represent Newsela at premier academic and instructional conferences in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in research and pedagogy.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field, plus at least 5 years of relevant industry research experience.
  • Success in leading or co-authoring successful grant applications
  • Experience in a key role on a high-performing research team
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating effectively with co-workers from diverse groups of technical and non-technical people.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Readiness to contribute to the culture and technology of a growing company.

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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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.

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 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.

Kieran

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.

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
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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