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Learning Architect-ELA Editor-Phonics

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Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 13966

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HMH’s Supplemental Intervention Solutions Group is seeking to hire a Learning Architect (Editor) to contribute to the development of digital and print student and teacher content for ELA supplemental and intervention programs, with a focus on Phonics instruction.


The Learning Architect is an experienced editor of who is well versed in Phonics instruction and is dedicated to the creation of high-quality and engaging products that will improve the teaching and learning of foundational literacy skills.   The LA supports all content development efforts, works collaboratively within and across teams and calmly and diligently juggles multiple results-oriented initiatives under tight turnarounds.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the instructional design, product development (prototype design), and production of ELA technology and print program components from concept to fulfillment.
  • Use expertise in Phonics instruction, Universal Design for Learning Principles, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to help develop program prototypes, manuscript, and technology content that adhere to research, best practices and all program pedagogy.
  • Support and contribute to content creation efforts for SIS ELA programs         

    such as student and teacher content and assessments with in-house and out-of-house writers, designers, advisors and developers, ensuring that content aligns with program mission.  This includes supporting the design of content and features that are considerate to a diverse range of learners.

  • Review work with Senior Learning Architects, program authors and advisors on an as needed basis and incorporate feedback.

  • Collaborates across teams, working with Product Management, Production and Design to ensure that work aligns with product development plans, goals, and strategies.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant discipline
  • 3+ years of educational publishing experience; experience developing Phonics curriculum and instruction.
  • 3+ years experience developing interactive instructional and/or assessment materials for elementary  students, or comparable teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of Phonics curriculum, pedagogy and best practices
  • Editing and writing ability; basic grammar and composition skills; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a strong collaborator across diverse groups



  • Master's degree
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience working in a K–12 (primary or secondary) education setting


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.

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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