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Assistant Academic Designer, High School Science (Chemistry) - 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 a creative, innovative, strategic Assistant Academic Designer, Science (Project Status Worker) to work from the Columbus, OH office. Does this sound like you?


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.

Critical Functions:

  • 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.


A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry.
  • 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.
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! 


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