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Assoc Learning Architect

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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14566

Additional Locations: All US office locations ok

Under direct supervision, the Associate Learning Architect (ALA) is responsible for ensuring that assigned components (print, digital, and customized) meet market needs and are delivered on time and on budget. The responsibilities of this position require a supervised level of independent and collaborative work in delivering assigned products. Success entails working collaboratively with the PDM teams and other departments within the organization. The ALA applies process, content, and technical knowledge to assigned projects, may participate in project planning, and continues to increase personal knowledge of process, technical skills, and subject-area content.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports Lead LAs or Senior LAs on assigned projects to design content for all learning products that meet specified learning and user requirements. 
  • Under direct supervision, edits manuscript according to project guidelines, project schedules, budgets, and divisional standards of quality and accuracy; may write or revise portions of manuscripts, scripts, and storyboards; proofreads copy and makes necessary corrections. Develops bookmaps, writes photo specs, completes project tracking documents, and has ownership of other tools as needed.  
  • Under direct supervision, checks all stages of proof for assigned projects, including assisting in preparing materials for Design; participates in the creation and checking of content for tech products; effectively utilizes tech tools in the publishing process to facilitate development efficiency and enhance product quality
  • Participates in project planning for assigned projects and makes suggestions that address customer needs; completes competitive and standards analyses, research, literature searches, fact checking, and customer correspondence
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with other members of cross-functional project teams, other Learning Architects, Design Architects, Production Managers, and Content Shared Services providers.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant discipline
  • Minimum of one year of experience in classroom teaching

 

Preferred

  • 2+ years of educational publishing experience
  • 2+ year of editorial and/or learning design experience
  • Teaching experience helpful
  • Strong design/aesthetic sensibilities
  • Specialist experience of the learning and user
  • experience requirements of Pre-K (preschool) learners
  • Experience writing scripts for engaging time-based media such as animated cartoons, television documentaries, narrative-driven digital interactive games, etc.

 

Knowledge and skills

(general and technical)

Required

  • Strong conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail, and the ability to translate complex concepts into visual representations
  • Self-motivation, ability to work with and communicate effectively with a variety of technical and creative individuals
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Very good decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines regularly and to highlight risks at early stages
  • Passionate about creating engaging and effective (fun!) learning products
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office products

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.

ABOUT US:
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  

PLEASE NOTE:  
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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