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instructional content platform
Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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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 hundreds of the best sourcesfrom National Geographic to NASA, 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.

The Editorial Assistant is the foundation of daily leveling production at Newsela. They load, edit & source stories & images, working closely with freelancers & staff members on the Content Team to produce dozens of high-quality stories each week.


  • Top edits at least 1 article per day with review
  • Fact-checks when needed
  • Adheres to AP style & Newsela Style Guide
  • Sources stories for the website that will meet curriculum needs & engage students
  • Loads at least 3 stories with beautiful images per day
  • Pushes articles through the wire
  • Does QA checks on headlines & first paragraphs from stories each day
  • Provides helpful, detailed feedback for levelers


  • Journalism, English or relevant degree from a 4-year university
  • At least 1 year of experience working at a newspaper, magazine or digital publication
  • Knowledge of AP Style

A Few Big Pluses

  • Must be excited & energized working in a fast-paced startup environment. We need someone who can respond to & enjoy those all-hands-on-deck moments as we continue to grow & build out our business
  • A general love of words
  • K-12 teaching or tutoring experience
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