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Assistant Academic Designer, Science - Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH US

We have an opening for a creative, innovative, strategic Assistant Academic Designer, Science (Project Status Worker) to work from the Columbus, OH office. Does this sound like you?


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. 

The Assistant Academic Designer for High School Science is a content and curriculum expert responsible and accountable for assembling high-quality content based on specific product requirements for a 9-12 Science program.


This is a project status position.


Your contribution to the team includes:

  • Participate in the planning and development of content for highly interactive high school science instructional materials, delivered both in digital and print formats.
  • Assist in the development of innovative digital learning environments that are attractive 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.
  • Prepare manuscript, ensuring accuracy, readability, and grade-appropriateness in accordance with project specifications.
  • Follow approved workflows at all stages, and meet all intermediate and final schedules.
  • Research trends, issues, content standards, and competitive products.
  • Identify and suggest solutions for issues that arise during development.
  • Attends weekly meeting with team members.
  • Collaborate on cross-functional teams to ensure that market requirements, project schedules, and product goals are met.
  • Correlate educational materials to national and state science standards.
  • Communicate project requirements to authors, consultants, vendors, and freelance editors.
  • Work in a Content Management System to assemble and produce educational content.
  • Work on digital products with tasks such as metadata tagging, concept mapping, and digital editing.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or biochemistry.
  • 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.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills; productive, efficient work habits and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and exhibit flexibility.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work extensively in a team environment.
  • The successful candidate must be organized, and detail- and deadline-oriented.
  • Experience working with digital curriculum development and digital products.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.

A successful candidate may have:

  • Previous high school or undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems.
  • Experience in instructional design or educational technology for high school curriculum.
  • Ability to create and visualize animated and interactive content.
  • Two or more years of work-related experience in education, educational publishing, or digital content development.
  • Work-related experience with educational technology.

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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