As an Assistant Editor for the Social Studies product of Newsela, you will work with a dedicated team of editors and contributors to deliver engaging, informative, real-world content to K-12 classrooms across the U.S. You will leverage your keen editorial judgment, love of history, and deep knowledge of the current media landscape to select daily news stories, primary sources, reference materials, biographies and more that help students improve their reading ability and their understanding of historical perspectives. We value authentic content that creates opportunities for teachers to be culturally responsive, encourages students to think critically, and explains complex concepts with ease. As a leader on your team, you will ensure that projects and production streams are smooth and timely, and that the content published on Newsela’s platform adheres to our guidelines and standards.
Why You’ll Love This Role
This role allows you to play in every corner of the vast Social Studies sandbox, from daily news production to expanding our history, economics and geography archives. You will also have the opportunity to explore new content streams, and the ways Newsela’s Social Studies content will shape the way students learn how to write, read and interpret social studies content around the U.S. Your work will directly contribute to ensuring educators are equipped with the content and tools necessary to deliver representative, culturally responsive instruction, and in turn help deepen the impact of our mission to make reading accessible and engaging for all learners.
Why We’ll Love You
You have 3+ years of demonstrated editorial experience focused on nonfiction or reference material, with editing, writing, and/or fact checking experience on the topics of history, political science or economics. You may have experience in publishing, journalism, or academia – or some griffin-like mashup of all three! Whatever the case, your passion for learning and education will help us transform our already enormous archive of Social Studies content to cover more ground, make it more inclusive, more accurate and fair. While not a requirement to have previous K-12 education experience, you understand the Social Studies education landscape enough to be able to identify content that is interesting to students and appropriate for learning. You also have unmatched organizational skills to be able to juggle multiple workstreams, and a steadfast dedication to meeting deadlines.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.