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Learning Architect-Middle School Literacy

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14831

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Job Description:

  • Edit specific content for middle school literacy programs, such as instructional texts, lessons, word lists, vocabulary instruction, reading instruction, writing instruction, and assessment tasks.
  • Proficiently use Assessment Authoring Tool to write and edit digital test items that commonly appear on the Next Generation Summative Assessments (PARCC and Smarter Balanced)
  • Contribute to the development of innovative content for students and teachers that act as “game-changers” regarding classroom instruction and students’ learning gains.
  • Develop prototypes, manuscript, and digital content that adhere to research and program pedagogy.
  • Review work of in-house and out-of-house writers and guide all components through production phases.
  • Assist with the preparation of writing guidelines and support the development of writing models.
  • Track editorial deliverables and deliver all work on time and within budget.
  • Process and incorporate feedback from division stakeholders including marketing, sales, senior management and product services.
  • Work closely with all relevant departments – e.g., design, production, technology, and professional services, in a collaborative and professional manner.
  • Track content quality and maintain consistency and integrity of editorial voice and pedagogy.
  • Calmly and diligently juggle multiple results-oriented initiatives under tight turnarounds.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience preferred developing instructional materials for early childhood literacy and/or middle school programs.
  • Excellent and detail-oriented editorial skills, dedicated to high quality, and committed to improving the skills of young students at all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage complex projects with many stakeholders.
  • Creative, industrious and positive team player with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and Adobe InCopy.


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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