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Digital Academic Designer/Editor (Project Status Worker) - New York City, NY

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New York City, NY US

Do you have a global perspective and are passionate about succeeding? If so, then let’s talk!


At McGraw-Hill Education, we’re accelerating learning to unlock the full potential of every learner. It’s this vision that sets us apart, contributing to a brighter future where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. We’re harnessing technology to enhance learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, deepening the connections between students and educators to empower greater success.

In fact, we also look for ways to better ourselves.  As an MHE colleague, you’ll focus on aligning yourself to four Core Competencies to better anticipate customer needs, more fully engage across our organization, execute with agility and create better products for the educators and learners we touch.

If you’re smart, curious, and passionate about education – join us as we open doors. You’ll work in an enriching, collaborative environment where we create opportunities for learners and celebrate successes. Why? Because learning changes everything.

What will you get out of your career at McGraw-Hill Education?   

  • You’ll receive a robust compensation package, 401(k) match, medical/dental/optical insurance and more.
  • We all need some time to recharge once in a while. All full-time employees are eligible to receive paid time off, in addition to 10 company-paid holidays per year and a generous sick time policy.
  • Eager for a personal and professional development fix? Benefit from online educational programs and/or a generous tuition reimbursement program.
  • Are you passionate? If so, you’ll be part of collaborative, creative and purposeful teams who have a history of promoting from within.
  • Every position at McGraw-Hill Education makes an impact on the future of education. 

We have an opening for an experienced, innovative, strategic Digital Academic Designer/Editor (Project Status Worker) in our New York City office. Does this sound like you?


Reporting to the Director, Academic Design, the Digital Academic Designers/Editors (Project Status Worker) are content and curriculum experts. They assemble high-quality content based on specific product requirements for programs and understanding the solution design. They collaborate with the Academic Design Leads and Product Sponsors to help develop the solution design (both conceptualization and implementation).

Critical Functions:

  • Plan and develop a variety of content (including learning objectives, scope/sequence, tables of contents, lessons, videos, and teacher resources) for teacher and student materials–including print, digital, and media projects.
  • Develop prototypes, project proposals, and project scope documentation, as needed.
  • Contribute towards forecasts and budget-tracking.
  • Act as liaison between vendors, internal engineering teams, Academic Design teams.  
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of elementary (PreK-5) Reading/Language Arts pedagogical issues and create content that is within and in alignment with the PRD and MRD in collaboration with the Academic Design Leads, Product Sponsors, Digital Platform Group (DPG) and design team members.
  • Produce accurate, error-free, high-quality products that meet curriculum standards and market requirements and that display appropriate content, reading level, grammar, and style.
  • Stay up to date on emerging educational/curriculum trends, educational technology, and emerging technologies within field and adjacent to field.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Design, Production and other cross-functional groups to establish workflows and maintain communication about project schedules/status.


A successful candidate will have:
  • Ability to create, visualize, and layout content for various delivery formats and classroom settings.
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented, and collaborative.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Subject matter expertise; teaching experience an advantage.
  • Two years of digital publishing or media development experience.
  • Displays and acts with initiative, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong verbal and writing and presentation proficiency.
  • Working knowledge of cutting-edge software and hardware trends, especially as they relate to Web 2.0 and Social Networking applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills..
  • Diverse computer skills, expert-level in MS Excel and Word, some knowledge of multimedia tools, XML, HTML and content management tools.
A successful candidate may have:
  • Knowledge of CMS authoring and Learning Management Tools and CCSS Standards alignments.
  • Working knowledge of eLearning and digital object editing tools, HTML and CMS (Content Management Systems). 
Next Steps:
  • If you’re interested in this position, submit your resume.
  • We’ll review your resume, and if you might be a match, we’ll contact you.
  • After our first conversation, you may be invited to interview with others at McGraw-Hill Education. This is your time to shine!
  • If you’re eager, dynamic and ultimately a good fit, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to change the future of education. 

Join a team of those who want to make a difference in education, are intellectually curious and have integrity! We can offer a means for you to achieve the goals you want to accomplish in your career.  Please apply – right now – we can’t wait to meet you! 


McGraw-Hill Education is an EOE/Male/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.

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