Technical Project Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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The Role:

The Newsela Product team creates the infrastructure and features that enable the delivery of our content. In this newly created role, you will assist in the day-to-day management of crucial Newsela cross-departmental projects that help the Product team meet its quarterly and annual key deliverables. Your work may cover anything from assisting with the selection and implementation of new data analytics software to drafting and managing customer migration plans, to tracking department progress towards quarterly goals. You’ll help ensure projects are on time and on budget, and act as the key point of contact between senior leaders, accountable project leads, and other stakeholders. You’ll also help identify potential problems, facilitate solutions, and communicate next steps to ensure we’re delivering the best possible products to teachers and students across the country. 

 

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

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 over 25 million users nationwide. You’ll be a resource across teams, and will get to work with a wide variety of stakeholders. You’ll have an opportunity to help shape and define the product processes you manage, as we implement our new project management function in an expanding Product team. You’ll also have the opportunity to grow your project management skills, and your role will continue to grow and develop as you do. You’re passionate about education, literacy, and current events, and are excited to work at a company where you and your teammates believe in the mission and the product.


 

Why We’ll Love You:

You are a detail-oriented, proactive planner who can seamlessly navigate complex problems, scope, and build a comprehensive project plan. Your 2+ years of experience have given you robust knowledge of time management, project coordination, and prioritization strategies have enabled you to successfully execute projects on time and within scope. You’re also familiar with Agile development processes and terminology, and have used them to effectively keep projects on track. 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. Bonus points if you’ve worked on a Product or Engineering team before, or have worked closely with a cross-functional Product team. 


About Newsela:

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

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  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SanicFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • SketchDesign
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    • TrelloManagement
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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.
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Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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
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!
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