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Associate Academic Designer (Editorial), Social Studies - Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH 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 Associate Academic Designer (Editorial), Social Studies in our Columbus, OH office. Does this sound like you?

Reporting to the Lead Academic Designer, the Associate Academic Designer (Editorial), Social Studies will plan and develop digital and print instructional materials for high school Social Studies program with an emphasis on materials developed for use with Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Critical Functions:

  • Plan and develop instructional materials for digital and print social studies products for Advanced Placement (AP) courses for grades 9-12, including but not limited to textbooks, interactive activities, worksheets, assessments, and teacher lesson plans.
  • Prepare manuscript, ensuring accuracy, readability, and grade-appropriateness in accordance with project specifications.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of outside freelancers or suppliers.
  • Edit, track, and review manuscript and digital products through development cycle.
  • Correlate educational materials to College Board standards and frameworks and state social studies curriculum standards.
  • Work in a Content Management System to assemble and produce educational content.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to edit a variety of materials both online and in print in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with fellow team members about project progress, and develop solutions to address issues.
  • Work as a team player to meet all intermediate and final schedules.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in history or a social science discipline.
  • A minimum of 36 months of editorial or educational publishing experience
  • Excellent communication skills which include a thorough command of the English language, spelling, writing, and grammar. 
  • Must be organized, detail- and deadline-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced rapidly changing work environment.

 A successful candidate may have:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a social science discipline or secondary education
  • Experience writing and editing instructional materials for use in AP classrooms.
  • Classroom teaching experience, preferably high school social studies AP courses
  • Experience working with digital curriculum development, digital authoring tools, and 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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