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Associate Product Manager

Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14957

Additional Locations: Boston


As the Associate Product Manager for the ELA Intervention team within Supplemental and Intervention Solutions (SIS), you will participate on cross-functional teams focused on the growth of our reading intervention programs, reporting to the Senior Product Manager. The ideal candidate has content and project management experience for web-based software, and an interest in K–12 education. In addition he/she will be energetic, eager to learn, self-motivated, detail-oriented and curious.


  1. Work collaboratively among multiple teams including editorial, design, marketing, research, engineering, and QA to define, design, implement, and test features and to maintain production schedule and product quality. Ensure that goals for the application are clearly conveyed through instructional design, interface and navigation, and instructional features of the product.
  2. Support the Sr. Product Manager and/or Technical Product Manager to drive deliverables and schedule and to meet project milestones. Help manage completion of top priority features.
  3. Utilize Agile methodologies and project management tools to participate as a product development team member by assisting with Sprint planning and review meetings, and performing other duties including writing stories and acceptance criteria.
  4. Proactively communicate with team members and management, including escalating issues, sharing product documentation, and providing status updates.
  5. Develop, review, and distribute presentations, stories, wireframes, functional specs, and other support documentation as necessary. 



  • Strong interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with senior management and peers
  • Ability to juggle priority tasks and keep them all moving
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, comfortable in fast-paced environment
  • Dedication to excellence in quality, reliability, and thoroughness in all work tasks; detail-oriented and pro-active approach with consistent follow-through
  • Creative approach to work assignments; resourcefulness; problem-solving
  • Proficiency with Jira, Excel, as well as Project Management software



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years experience in product development/management or related field
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams



  • Experience in education technology industry and children's media (print and digital) a plus
  • Exposure to Agile development framework and project management tools (e.g. JIRA) preferred. 


  • 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.

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.

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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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