Senior Product Manager, Curriculum

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The Role: 

The Senior Product Manager will own a key new feature set that will allow teachers to plan and sequence curriculum. You will leverage your deep understanding of teachers and administrators, in-product behavioral data, and insights to effectively prioritize and execute against the roadmap to drive frequency of use and high quality engagement. You will partner with key stakeholders across Content, Customer, Marketing, Product Design, and Product Analytics to build solutions that meet the needs of our users. This role will partner closely with Product leadership to develop a cohesive roadmap that aligns with the overall business and product strategy, delivering user value and business impact. You will be deeply involved in the entire product development life cycle, from product discovery to definition and delivery. You will also play a critical role in optimizing key features to achieve our engagement goals.

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

This role sits at the critical intersection of content and product, innovatively building a new way for teachers to engage with Newsela as a core curriculum resource. The strategy and vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning and teaching experience of over 37 million students and 2.5 million teachers across the U.S. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of K-12 education by building and delivering delightful, engaging, intuitive products, and will help influence our product roadmap as we evolve our product suite. You’ll also get to work closely with our content product managers who define our portfolio learning, and will partner across the organization with Go-To-Market and Technology teams to influence strategy and execution of work.

Why We’ll Love You:

You are a creative, methodical product manager with 5+ years experience building, refining, and optimizing a digital product ecosystem. You clearly and convincingly use data to make smart decisions about where to focus in order to achieve product goals, particularly in content-heavy experiences. You have a deep understanding of content ecosystems and also understand user behavior in navigating and exploring all forms of content, including complete curriculum resources, articles, video, audio, and have built products and/or features that enhance how users experience content (e.g. interactive video, slides, etc.). You also understand technology well enough to break down work into achievable 2-week intervals, and know how to prioritize work to achieve value as quickly as possible while optimizing your team for value delivery. You’re a flexible, effective communicator, able to fluidly translate product needs and insights across technical, operational, design, and leadership audiences. While not required, experience in EdTech is a plus.

 About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, 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 established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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Location

New York, NY

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?

My team works with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela's content to support our mission of "meaningful classroom learning for every student." Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

JJ

Community Manager

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 customer success management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past few years.

Emma

Customer Success 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 "meaningful classroom learning for every student" top of mind.

Ariel

Senior 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
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to weekly virtual wellness events (guided meditation, yoga, etc.), we offer virtual group discussion sessions with a licensed therapist to help navigate a variety of topics and challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All employees receive an annual stipend to put towards professional development or learning courses and resources. We also hold bi-monthly manager training sessions.
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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