Custom Curriculum Business Manager

| Greater NYC Area

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from hundreds of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

As the Custom Curriculum Business Manager you will a member of Newsela’s Sales team. You will have the unique opportunity to help shape Newsela’s initiative to be the leading content resource aligned to the custom instructional requirements of current and prospective school districts across the country. You will work collaboratively with the Sales and Content team to execute and scale our production of custom content collections. You will use data, research and industry best practices to inform your day to day and rely on your creativity and ingenuity to ensure the final output is delightful to our readers.

The primary responsibility of Newsela’s Associate Enterprise Business Manager is to deliver custom content solutions that maximize revenue by meeting bespoke needs of current and prospective Newsela customers. The Associate Enterprise Business Manager must connect Newsela’s mission of unlocking the written word to the realities of District’s instructional priorities. This role centers on the following three areas of responsibility, listed in order of priority:


  • Engineering Custom Content Deals
    • Design custom content solutions through a consultative sales process.
    • Sell custom content aligned with a district’s content and curricular needs.
    • Evangelize the value proposition of Newsela’s Custom Content, while simultaneously leveraging a solutions-oriented approach to quickly synthesize instructional requirements to develop a custom custom solution design.
  • Informing Content Sales Strategy
    • Identify and evaluate custom content trends to inform future content investments.
  • Scaling Custom Content across the Company
    • Champion client needs, requests and untapped opportunities as identified by Sales to Content and Product leadership teams.
    • Responsible for designing and implementing scalable systems that satisfy market demands by better meeting clients needs in less time.

The Ideal Candidate

  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction
  • 3+ years teaching experience
  • Curriculum writing experience (preferably in ELA and/or Social Studies)
  • 1+ years Project Management Experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience designing professional development for adults
  • Track record of setting and monitoring progress towards reasonable metrics
  • Capable of assessing current needs and designing responsive solutions that engage stakeholders

Some Plusses

  • Proven success working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience facilitating consensus-building.
  • Sales Enablement experience.
  • Proficient in Excel and CRM Tools. 
  • Orientation towards systematization and scalability.
  • Ability to galvanize groups around compelling missions and visions.
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

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)
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Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
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.
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We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
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