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The Role: 

The Director of Technical Product Management will own the scaled systems to support seamless integration of 3rd party content, data, operations, integrations with scaled district systems, advanced data infrastructure and insights, operational efficiency of Newsela’s platform. You will lead product strategy development and partner with the key stakeholders across Technology, Design, Data, Marketing, and Sales to develop cohesive product goals that align with our overall organizational goals. You will lead the adoption of our public APIs for 3rd party capability to enable deeper engagement and deep adoption/satisfaction for buyer audiences, and enable robust reporting. Drawing on your knowledge of the technical architectures and content systems, you’ll also guide and challenge the technology solutions we build. Additionally, you’ll play a role in outlining and executing on our data optimization efforts, product pricing and positioning strategy, and overall work management of the cross-functional teams you’re leading.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

This role sits at the critical intersection of enabling users to be served up the best Newsela has to offer. The strategy and vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning and teaching experience of over 37 million students and 2.5 million teachers across the U.S. Your work will enable teachers and students nationwide to discover and use the most relevant, engaging content in a timely, efficient manner, which will ultimately help drive higher engagement with Newsela’s learning content and better learning outcomes. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of K-12 education by building and delivering delightful, engaging, intuitive products, and will help influence our product roadmap as we evolve our product suite. You’ll get to work closely with our content product managers who define our portfolio learning, and will partner across the organization with Go-To-Market and Technology teams to influence strategy and execution of work. You’ll also be able to grow and develop your own team.

 Why We’ll Love You: 

You are a creative, methodical technical product leader with more than 7 years experience building, refining, and optimizing APIs, intergrations and infrasturcture of scaled systems and content platforms. You clearly and convincingly use data to make smart decisions about where to focus in order to achieve product goals.  You’re a flexible, effective communicator, able to fluidly translate product needs and insights across technical, operational, design, and leadership audiences. You are also an expert project manager, able to outline and execute clear project roadmaps, manage a team to deadlines, and grow and upskill your team.

 About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels — from +100 of the best sources — that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and serve +25 million users.

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