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Newsela // instructional content platform
Media, Full Time    Mountain View, New York , Remote    Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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The Role: 

Do you read obscure history books for fun? Do you agonize over whose story gets told & whose doesnt? Maybe you have more of an eye for geopolitics or government -- our social studies content spans hundreds of topics & interests. As an Editor for the Social Studies product of Newsela  youll have the opportunity to marry these passions with your keen eye for editorial standards. This position is first & foremost an experienced editor. You are also a manager of projects, people & content workstreams at Newsela. Your goal in this role is to curate, edit & create world-class social studies content for K-12 classrooms across the U.S. We value authentic content that creates opportunities for teachers to be culturally responsive, encourages students to think critically about history & explains complex concepts with ease. 

Why Youll Love This Role:

This role allows you to create & curate social studies content that will shape the way students learn history, economics, government & civics around the U.S. Your work will directly contribute to ensuring educators are equipped with the content & tools necessary to deliver representative, culturally responsive instruction, & in turn help deepen the impact of our mission to make reading accessible & engaging for all learners. 

Why Well Love You: 

You have the 8+ years of demonstrated editorial experience focused on content about history, politics, geography or economics. You may specialize within writing or editing social studies content, or may be a jack-of-all-trades. Either way, your passion for learning & education will help us transform our already enormous archive of social studies content to cover more ground, make it more inclusive, more accurate & fair. You leverage your attention to detail & editorial judgement to deliver thoughtful, well-balanced content that thoroughly educates K-12 students on social studies topics. Your interpersonal skills are unmatched & you can discuss & debate controversial topics (which abound with Social Studies) with ease, helping us make thoughtful & clear decisions around how we talk about history & politics. In addition to your editorial prowess, youve successfully led & managed a small team.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, 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 & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & serve +25 million users.

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