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Learning Experience Designer II - Remote

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Learning Experience Designer (LXD II) for English Language Development (ELD) is an experienced editor of instructional content who is well versed in curriculum and pedagogy for multilingual learners and is dedicated to the creation of culturally responsive and innovative learning experiences that will accelerate language development for students learning English. The LXD II, ELD supports all content development efforts, works collaboratively within and across teams, and diligently juggles multiple results-oriented initiatives under tight turnarounds.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the instructional design, product development (e.g., scope and sequence creation, prototype design), and production of digital learning experiences and print components from concept to fulfillment.
  • Use expertise in K-12 ELD instruction and standards to develop prototypes, write manuscript, and scope digital content that adhere to research and best practices.
  • Support and contribute to content creation efforts for ELD programs, digital interactivities, and assessments for multilingual learners with designers, advisors, and developers.
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback from the development team, Principal Learning Experience Designer, and program authors and advisors.
  • Collaborate across teams, working with Product Management, Project Management, UX/UI Design, and Digital Production to ensure that work aligns with product development plans, goals, and strategies. 



  • Bachelor’s in education or relevant discipline
  • Strong command of both English and Spanish
  • ELD/ESL/TEFL or bilingual teaching certification
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing interactive instructional materials for elementary and/or secondary multilingual learners OR 3+ years’ experience teaching multilingual learners in a K–12 education setting
  • Expert knowledge of ELD curriculum, standards, and assessments (WIDA or other), pedagogy, and best practices
  • Strong editing and writing ability; grammar and composition skills; verbal and written communication skills
  • Submission of a writing sample and/or completion of a writing/editing test
  • Effective collaborator across diverse groups


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
  • This position cannot be performed in Colorado.



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.


For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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