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Learning Architect-Digital Metadata

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Date: Nov 23, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL, US, 32819

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14524

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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 student and teacher content for Humanities supplemental and intervention programs.


The Learning Architect is an experienced editor of who is well versed in Metadata and Digital user experience 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.



The Learning Architect (LA) is responsible for ensuring that assigned components (print, digital, tech, and customized) meet market needs and are delivered on time and on budget. The responsibilities of this position require independent and collaborative work in delivering assigned products. Success entails working collaboratively and coordinating with the Content Development Group teams, the Marketing teams, and other departments within the organization. He or she applies process, content, and technical knowledge to assigned projects, participates in project planning, and continues to increase personal knowledge of process, technical skills, and subject-area content.



1.   Works with and supports Lead LAs or Senior LAs on assigned projects to ensure specifications

Works with and supports Lead LAs or Senior LAs on assigned projects to design content for all learning products that meet specified learning and user requirements

content for all learning products that meet specified learning and user requirements.

2.Selects and applies appropriate HMH standards, templates, and processes to  assigned projects, including project user personas, text and language standards, authoring tools, acceptance criteria, and review documents. Coordinates LA and UX review of development outputs, including outlines, storyboards, assets, and integrated builds. Ensure that user-facing metadata meets text and language standards, so it is clear and meaningful for users. Ensures HMH standards are consistently implemented.

3.  Develop full program content and structural metadata with the assistance of Senior LAs, vendors, or contractors, ensuring that metadata rule-sets are followed.

Analyze content as needed to best determine hierarchical instructional access points.

Review metadata or digital interfaces to identify issues and recommend enhancements. Address content and/or functional issues that might arise throughout any phase of the digital product development cycle.

4. 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

5. Works cooperatively and effectively with other members of cross-functional project teams, other Learning Architects, Design Architects, Production Managers, and Content Shared Services providers.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant discipline
  • 3+ years of educational publishing experience; experience developing Digital content and working with metadata.
  • 3+ years experience developing interactive instructional and/or assessment materials for students.
  • Knowledge of 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
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Excel and other MS Word products 



  • Master's degree
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Strong knowledge of content management experience. 
  • 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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