Senior Manager for Research and Efficacy

| Greater NYC Area

Register at Newsela and ask yourself if you would have enjoyed this product when you were growing up. If the answer is yes, then come be a part of the solution to the most urgent academic need in this country.

Our mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. We are endlessly fascinated by what causes so many words to be locked for so many readers. And we’re motivated by the dire state of literacy in this country and across the world. While these words remain locked, millions of people are effectively excluded from the most meaningful and empowering conversations in their lives.

You spend your waking hours musing on the best ways to measure and evaluate what works for teaching and learning. You wonder how instructional strategies, demographics, socioeconomic status and other factors impact the classroom relationships that drive better outcomes for students. You read the latest journals to keep up with debates on literacy skill development amongst native English speakers, English Language Learners, students with special needs. You ask yourself what the best methods are for incorporating technology into the classroom, where it fits best and where it overreaches - and how you would test and validate new approaches. You’re at once skeptical and optimistic about the role of technology to support learning. You have your research-based theories and you’re ready to build and test new models. Newsela should be your new home!


  • Own the vision and roadmap for how Newsela demonstrates its efficacy.
  • Initiate and lead relationships with external research partners and schools in order to further the research and efficacy agenda.
  • Lead the design and execution of research studies following best practices for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Lead efforts to inform product development teams of the latest in ongoing research into effective pedagogy and learning science
  • Collaborate with the sales and community teams to implement new studies.
  • Lead evaluation of product usage data to develop recommendations for classroom implementation.
  • Collaborate with our community and marketing teams to develop data-driven success stories into webinars, blog posts, email campaigns and other forms of teacher-directed outreach.
  • Represent Newsela at premier academic and instructional conferences in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in research and pedagogy.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field, plus at least 5 years of relevant industry research experience.
  • Success in leading or co-authoring successful grant applications
  • Experience in a key role on a high-performing research team
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating effectively with co-workers from diverse groups of technical and non-technical people.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Readiness to contribute to the culture and technology of a growing company.

Newsela is strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals. Newsela will make all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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An Insider's view of Newsela

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We have office spaces named after favorite children's books and letters from teachers posted to bulletin boards. We love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.


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What projects are you most excited about?

Here at Newsela we are constantly trying to improve. This is especially true when it comes to back to school time. How do we get schools, teachers, and students using Newsela at a high level as quickly and seamlessly as possible is a question I think about almost daily. I am so excited about what the start of the 2018-2019 School Year will bring!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've actually grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the account management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past two years.


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What is your vision for the company?

Newsela offers all the content teachers need. Students are excited to read, to make learning fun and engaging. It's more than accessibility and thoughtfulness and inclusivity - I want everyone to be reading, and I want Newsela to be the experience that helps them build the skills to get them there.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Marketing is at the core about how people feel about Newsela, so we're always thinking about ways to delight not just our users, but anyone facing challenges we're looking to solve. That could be specific to personalized learning or differentiated instruction, or broader topics concerning school climate and culture.


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