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Newsela // instructional content platform
Design, Full Time    New York or Remote    Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020
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The Role: 

The Product Designer will be responsible for crafting user-centric solutions for Newselas platform (across mobile, desktop, & tablet). As part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional team, your day to day will involve working closely with product managers, researchers, data analysts, & engineers at each step of the process to find the right problems to tackle, explore ideas for how to solve it & then refine it into a coherent solution & design strategy. Youll play an active role in shaping your product teams roadmap by understanding & advocating for the needs of our users (whether they be teachers, school district leadership, or a 6-year-old student).

Why Youll Love This Role: 

Youll be joining a team of passionate designers at the forefront of building products that shape the future of K-12 education. This is also an opportunity to help develop & contribute to Newselas design standards, which will ultimately be applied to products that reach over 20 million users nationwide. In addition to helping build Newselas product, youll have continuous chances to see your solutions in action, being used by teachers & students in classrooms. Youll get to witness firsthand the impact your work has on helping to make reading more accessible & engaging for students.

Why Well Love You: 

You are currently, or are working towards becoming, a full-stack designer. Your skill sets span from user research & testing to wireframes & user-flows to high fidelity & prototyping. You are curious, data-informed & unsatisfied with good enough. You are energized by solving complex problems & approach design holistically; users are at the center of your process & that is evident in your approach & solutions. You love designing flexible components & approach every design challenge from a user-driven perspective. You skillfully balance multiple projects to deliver materials on time & within scope, & know how to source input for stakeholders across the company to align with business goals & overall brand guidelines. You also have experience using Sketch, FIgma, Invision, Zeplin, Illustrator, Principle, & other design applications. 

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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