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Project Manager, Collections

| Greater NYC Area

Our teams bring great expertise and passion to helping Newsela fulfill its mission to unlock the written word for everyone. You bring the skills and tactics to keep these teams working from the same playbook. When we’re aligned in our vision, equipped with the information we need when we need it, and know what others are expecting and when they’re expecting it, we are capable of extraordinary achievement. Your role is to clarify, illustrate, coalesce, orient, document, catalyze and encourage. You’re adept at managing competing priorities, keeping multiple stakeholders informed, and enabling teams to hit their stride. You’re adaptive, optimizing for successful product launch and sustainable process development.

This is an excellent opportunity for creative, detail-oriented minds: a role that is equal parts project management and spearheading the execution strategy of Newsela products. We’re looking for self-starters who are proactive and exceptionally organized to join a fun, creative environment. As Project Manager, you are responsible for day-to-day management and smooth operation of cross-departmental projects. You’ll be managing, tracking and reporting on resources, budget, quality, efficiency, risk and team satisfaction. By operating and iterating project practices, you’ll impact project success and the broader success of Newsela. You will have the opportunity to set company norms around good project management and contribute to a culture of healthy cross-departmental collaboration.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Responsible for developing project plans, estimating staffing needs, deadline and schedule management, and executing on launch plan for high priority company projects
  • Facilitate greater company alignment and sustainable workloads
  • Contribute feasibility assessment during a project's initial prioritization and scoping.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and according to plan
  • Lead and manage multiple concurrent projects through planning, production, and delivery; manage and prioritize work based on importance and urgency
  • Serve as the point-of-contact for status reports on projects; proactively communicate goals and changes in status; identify risks across all departments involved and to leadership as needed
  • Advocate for and suggest product changes that will improve efficiency or fix pain points to product manager
  • Implement systems that scale for management of new projects and unify disparate teams around its effective adoption
  • Document process improvements to inform direction of new projects; manage cadence of updates to process documentation such as point of contacts, process steps, workflows, and system access for all stakeholders
  • Assess the success and quality of project launches through monitoring of incoming bugs, code changes to identify quality issues and trends, post-launch fixes, and leading retros

Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional certification
  • Undergraduate degree from a four-year institution
  • Expertise in the practical application of project management principles and tools
  • Experience in a variety of project management methods at a lean tech organization; willingness to adopt new methods


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SanicFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Situated in the New York Times building, our location boasts not only convenience for commuters, but also plenty of food and shopping options nearby.

An Insider's view of Newsela

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.

Vanessa

Lead Web Application Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On the Community team, we work with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela article content to support our mission to "unlock the written word for everyone". Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

JJ

Educator Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've 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.

Emma

Account Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I work with a team of kind, smart people, who are energizing on a daily basis. It is important to put your values to work during the interview process—create accountability for culture when new people join, and don't forget about it as they grow.

Kieran

Chief Technology Officer

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 love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.

Ariel

Sales Development Representative

What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning
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