Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy (6-12)

Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy (6-12)

Job Details

Job Location

Remote – Your City & State, PA

Remote Type

Fully Remote

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$85,000.00 – $100,000.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage


Job Shift


Job Category

Product – Literacy


Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy (6-12)

What We Seek

The Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy 6-12 works in collaboration with the Director of Instructional Design and other cross-functional teams to establish and drive the editorial vision of the Literacy 6-12 product line. This includes ensuring that print and digital products align to specific style guides (including accessibility guidelines), maintaining editorial consistency with other subject-area verticals, meeting high standards of editorial and content quality, and reflecting best practices and expectations of the ELA 6-12 education market. The Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy 6-12 stays apprised of the competitive landscape, while attending to and complying with requirements related to adoptions and sales cycle needs. The ideal candidate has an established background in print and digital ELA curriculum development, vendor management, establishing budget and resource needs, and developing the skills of more junior editorial staff.

The Senior Manager of Editorial, Literacy 6-12 reports to the Senior Director of Product, Literacy (Instructional Design & Editorial).

What Your Day Will Look Like

  • Collaborate with Instructional Design, Visual Design, and Product Management teams to inform print and digital product designs, ensuring consistency and accuracy across the project and throughout product life cycles.
  • Work with Program and Project Management to inform project scope, budgets, and schedules, and establish plans that adhere to all.
  • Manage all aspects of the reviewing, content editing, copyediting, formatting, and adaptation processes of ELA 6-12 instructional and assessment materials for both print and digital delivery, including the development of editorial processes and reviewer checklists.
  • Lead a team of staff and contract editors, ensuring projects are resourced, delivered on time, on budget, and meet high quality standards.
  • Build, manage, and maintain strategic relationships with third-party vendors and consultants to augment team capacity.
  • Establish efficient methods of working, consistently monitoring for opportunities to better optimize process and workflows.
  • Proactively identify and work to mitigate project risks to ensure integrity of on-time, on-budget delivery.
  • Support the RFP and State bids process, including coordinating the correlations process internally and/or with a third-party vendor and contributing to product-related documentation and marketing collateral.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of Carnegie Learning 6-12 Literacy products.
  • Coach and mentor direct reports and/or other team members, including facilitating the professional growth and satisfaction of editorial staff.
  • Foster an editorial community of practice across divisions to share ideas, exchange best practices, problem-solve, and address shared needs.

What Should Be In Your Bookbag

  • BA required; MA in English, Education, or related field a plus
  • 5+ years of editorial experience
  • Strong knowledge of the ELA 6-12 print and digital educational publishing market
  • Understanding of editorial needs for digital curriculum
  • Experience managing direct reports and vendor partners
  • Teaching experience in the ELA 6-12 field a plus
  • Superior written and verbal communication to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to set and strongly adhere to priorities, project budgets, and timelines
  • Ability to predict and proactively mitigate risks
  • Ability to see the big picture, think critically, and also pay exquisite attention to detail
  • Disposition to relentlessly solve problems rather than be stopped by them
  • Strategies for guiding teams to decisions when there is not a clear answer
  • Deep commitment to editorial excellence, content integrity, and delivery deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects with shifting priorities and timelines
  • Experience forecasting spending and resources
  • Expert knowledge of the relationship between the product development process and sales cycle
  • A passion for education and a thirst for educational innovation, specifically in literacy
  • Desire and ability to foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, empowerment, and joy
  • An understanding of the concepts and impact of institutional and structural racism and bias and how to support principles of anti-bias education within curricula
  • Enthusiasm for investigating ways to incorporate use of AI into your work
  • Intellectual curiosity, an unstoppable desire to grow a business, and a positive attitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Content platforms (including Drive, Docs, and Sheets), and Adobe Acrobat

What Gives Us Purpose

Others teach what; we teach why. For over 25 years, Carnegie Learning has developed solutions that help students achieve Aha moments and set them up for long-term learning success. Were driven to find new, better ways to support teachers and reach more students, so we put our leading cognitive science research and real-world insights into solutions for how students think, learn, and do their best. This is a key part of our commitment to helping teachers spark student curiosity. As a Carnegie Learning team member, youll work alongside a team of passionate individuals dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of students and educators.

What We Provide

  • Holistic Wellbeing
    • An inclusive range of Health Insurance options, including a premium-free plan
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance at no cost to you
    • Access to Headspace at Work with no added cost, empowering you to enhance your mental health
  • Fostering Joy
    • Flexible work arrangements with our Work From Anywhere Policy
    • Your Time, Your Way – paid time off that you can use as you see fit to recharge and nurture your personal life
  • Empowering Parenthood
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Reduced working hours on full pay for soon-to-be and new parents
    • Free access to CL products for employees and their children
  • A Place for Connection
    • Quarterly Wellness Incentives
    • Monthly employee activities + recognition program
    • 9 Employee Resource Groups

What We Believe

We celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that define each person’s individuality. This fusion of perspectives enriches our collective knowledge, fosters innovation, and empowers us all. Together, we can collectively and more effectively address issues that face our business and industry.If our commitment to building an inclusive workplace resonates with you, we invite you to join our mission and welcome you to apply with us. Carnegie Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.