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Assistant Academic Designer, Reprints - Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH US

The School Education Group, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, the leading provider of print and digital educational materials for grades PreK-8, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Academic Designer, Reprints for Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12) Science to work on a contractual basis. This position is part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Learning Solution Center in Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL.

This is a Project Status position.


As part of our PreK-12 business, you’ll be part of a team that creates robust digital tools, curriculum and learning solutions in a variety of formats that are used by millions of educators and students every day.

Your contribution to the team includes:
  • The main responsibilities will be to manage the print and digital processes for reprints, corrections, and enhancements for existing elementary, middle, and high school (Grades K-12) science products.
  • Initiate, manage, and work with a variety of vendors or freelancers (as needed); initiate contracts and track spending to be on time and within budget.
  • Work in digital authoring tools, content management systems (CMS), and the Open Learning Platform daily to deliver high-quality digital educational products to teachers and students.
  • Produce accurate, error-free, high-quality products that meet curriculum standards and that display appropriate content, reading level, grammar, and style.
  • Assist in the planning and development of highly interactive digital and print instructional materials and digital learning environments.
  • Track and follow approved workflows at all stages, and meet all intermediate and final schedules.
  • Research and maintain knowledge of trends and classroom use of technology.
  • Collaborate on cross-functional teams to ensure that market requirements, project schedules, and product goals are met.
What you’ll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in science, education, or related field
  • Science content knowledge / fundamental understanding of life, earth, physical and space sciences.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, which include a thorough command of the English language, spelling, writing, and grammar and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to write engaging science content, including expository instruction, worked-out examples, and practice/assessment exercises
  • Effective organizational and excellent time management skills; productive, efficient work habits and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and exhibit flexibility to rapidly changing priorities and demands
  • Excellent collaborative skills to share information and support shared project goals across all team members
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Understanding of Agile project management
  • Familiarity with issue and project tracking software (JIRA)
A successful candidate may have:
  • While this position does not require the ability to work in the Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL offices, it is desired.
  • Ability to create and/or visualize the creation of animated and interactive science content
  • Work-related experience with educational technology, digital content development, or instructional design
  • Previous K-5 or 6-12 teaching experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with Web languages: CSS, HTML
  • Familiarity with metadata tagging tools
  • Familiar with bug tracking program, JIRA
  • Familiar with Habitat authoring system

Why work for McGraw-Hill Education? You’ll have the opportunity to unlock your potential, both professional and personally. Click here to learn more!

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