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Product Manager, Interoperability at Newsela
New York City, NY, US
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone. Four years since our launch, Newsela is in 75% of US schools, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.



We’re looking for an amazing Product Manager who will drive strategy and tactics to help our product ease the way for teachers and schools incorporating Newsela into their ecosystem of products, from learning management systems to SSO / Rostering tools. Amidst the disruption happening in digital learning today schools are swimming in solutions that add complexity without solving core instructional problems. With your leadership, Newsela will stand out as a product that plays exceptionally well with others and saves teachers time in getting them and their students straight to the content and the reading experience that they’re depending on to drive learning outcomes.



Your success will be measured on your ability to simplify the user journey from the moment they decide to use Newsela to their direct access to our product. Essential to your method and leadership of the product’s efforts will be a deep, first-hand knowledge of classroom and school reality. This means spending extensive time in classrooms and speaking with school leaders and technical leadership in districts who want to harvest the maximum benefit of our content and reading experience with the lightest lift.



This position reports directly to the Chief Product Officer.



Responsibilities



Own Newsela’s interoperability/integrations roadmap, from forming the vision to identifying strategic opportunities and setting performance indicators, to planning the tactics and executing on the roadmap, continuously adjusting course based on what you learn.

Lead fast-paced, cross-functional teams to drive innovation, pursue high impact opportunities, and continuously iterate.

Optimize current and build new interoperability mechanisms to maximize ease of use and connect teachers and students with the Newsela experience as seamlessly as possible.

Stay abreast of trends in a fast-moving market environment with continuously-shift customer expectations and new opportunities and threats.

Translate ambiguous problems into structured, well-informed points of view and recommendations through strategic thinking, data analysis, and an insightful understanding of our schools, teachers, and students.

Partner closely with our Data team to gather and analyze data and report on various metrics.



The Ideal Candidate



A BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

10+ years professional experience.

5+ years working in a product management role.

Demonstrated record of success in establishing interoperability product vision and strategy and leading implementation teams, resulting in measurable real world impact.

Demonstrated understanding of analytic techniques that are required to be successful in this role.



A Few Plusses



Strong quantitative analytical ability and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment.



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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