The Director of Search & Recommendations will be a senior product management leader overseeing an autonomous team of software developers, data scientists, QA engineers, & content SMEs. Your teams priority will be building highly relevant systems to recommend learning content. The Search & Recommendations team is focused on helping teachers align engaging learning experiences with the lesson plans & standards they have in mind. The experience of using Newsela for teaching & learning should be beautiful, empowering, & fun. As a senior leader on the product management team, you will be part of a highly collaborative group working to develop a strategy & execute on the next generation of learning experiences.
Why Youll Love This Role:
Your work will directly impact the evolution & growth of a product that reaches over 20 million users & helps shape the future of K-12 education. As a Director, you will get to lead an autonomous team that is deeply entrenched in the design & development of a crisp, intuitive, engaging product. As part of your work, you will have access to a vast repository of learning data on which to build powerful & effective search, recommendation, & discovery tools. As part of an energized & growing team, you will also get to visit classrooms & talk to teachers to learn about their unique challenges, & how Newsela might be able to solve for them.
Why Well Love You:
An experienced Director, youve spent 8-10 years understanding the complexities of finding the right selection in a vast array of content. You have an intuitive understanding of what makes great products, & the technical expertise to understand recommender systems, & how to lead teams to build & train search engines & recommendation systems. A fanatic for organization, you love helping others stay organized during long, complex projects. You can inspire others to achieve your vision, & are comfortable rolling up your sleeves to do what is needed on a tight timeframe. You may even have worked in education, or are keen to dig into this world & learn what it takes to empower teachers to do what they do best - inspire their students to want to learn.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments & insights to supercharge engagement & learning in every subject. Students & teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sourcesfrom 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 & analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools & districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.