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Newsela // instructional content platform
Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020
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The Role:

The Newsela Product team creates the infrastructure & 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 & annual key deliverables. Your work may cover anything from assisting with the selection & implementation of new data analytics software to drafting & managing customer migration plans, to tracking department progress towards quarterly goals. Youll help ensure projects are on time & on budget, & act as the key point of contact between senior leaders, accountable project leads, & other stakeholders. Youll also help identify potential problems, facilitate solutions, & communicate next steps to ensure were delivering the best possible products to teachers & students across the country.

Why Youll Love This Role:

Your work will directly enable us to build & deliver solutions that help shape the future of education & provide accessible, engaging reading content to over 25 million users nationwide. Youll be a resource across teams, & will get to work with a wide variety of stakeholders. Youll have an opportunity to help shape & define the product processes you manage, as we implement our new project management function in an expanding Product team. Youll also have the opportunity to grow your project management skills, & your role will continue to grow & develop as you do. Youre passionate about education, literacy, & current events, & are excited to work at a company where you & your teammates believe in the mission & the product.

Why Well Love You:

You are a detail-oriented, proactive planner who can seamlessly navigate complex problems, scope, & build a comprehensive project plan. Your 2+ years of experience have given you robust knowledge of time management, project coordination, & prioritization strategies have enabled you to successfully execute projects on time & within scope. Youre also familiar with Agile development processes & terminology, & have used them to effectively keep projects on track. Youre an effective communicator who always seeks input from key stakeholders to drive alignment & deep understanding of the project at hand, while providing transparency & key information to all teammates. Bonus points if youve 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 & 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, 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.

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