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Humanities Managing Editor

Great Minds

3 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Writing

Great Minds, a rapidly growing nonprofit that develops world-class curricula and professional development for PK-12, seeks a Managing Editor to join our dynamic, dedicated team.



Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 900 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


Position Summary

The Managing Editor, Grades 9-12, will support Great Minds in its mission to develop and implement Humanities curricula.

The Managing Editor reports to the Curriculum Lead, 9-12, and plays a critical role in the development and execution of Humanities products and processes.


The Managing Editor will contribute to the development of the Great Minds Humanities high school curriculum strategy, including:

  • conceptualizing, writing, and editing coherent high school curriculum
  • implementing the product life cycle for multiple curriculum components
  • monitoring and managing team, and cross-team, processes and communications,
  • collaborating on project/team guidelines, systems, and resources
  • and coordinating meetings and schedules.

The Managing Editor is responsible for developing excellent content and providing pro-active and effective management of the team’s processes and members. The Managing Editor demonstrates exceptional professionalism and communication skills.
This role is an exciting opportunity for a skilled manager and writer to implement and contribute to Great Mind’s organizational mission to create curriculum and resources that ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of liberal arts and sciences.


Core Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Content Development

  • Embrace and exemplify an academic mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision.
  • Execute and contribute to the vision of Great Minds' content development strategic plan by conceptualizing, writing, and content editing a range of products for high school learners and educators
  • Collaborate within and across teams to develop, launch, and implement curriculum and curriculum-support resources


Team Coordination/Management 

  • Collaborate with the Content Lead on the development and maintenance of team communications, resources, schedules, and work plans with a pro-active, problem-solving approach
  • Support Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality
  • Contribute to the management of cross-team relationships
  • Collaborate with National Director on execution of solutions-oriented internal team and cross-team systems


Product Management

  • Develop and maintain processes, tools, and strategies for the development and execution of content projects
  • Represent the Content Development team in communications with internal and external stakeholders with professionalism and proficiency
  • Execute and ensure a task- and deadline-driven work- flow
  • Conduct research in support of content development
  • Problem solve to create high-quality products by established deadlines


Relevant Experience and Skills

• Deep content knowledge in English Language Arts with a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an associated content area

• Superior writing and editing skills with demonstrated writing ability (writing sample required)

• Management or experience with the product life cycle of ideation, drafting, iterating, development

• Minimum of 3-5 years of high school teaching and/or leadership experience, preferably implementing a high-quality, knowledge-building ELA curriculum like Wit &Wisdom

• Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards desired


Ideal Attributes
• Flexible thinking
• Commitment to continuous improvement
• Academic and growth mindset
• Proactive problem solving
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Receptivity to multiple viewpoints
• Ability to contribute to big-picture vision
• Commitment to high standards
• Organizational skills


Great Minds is headquartered in Washington, D.C.; however, many members of our team of teacher-writers and professional development facilitators work remotely. The Managing Editor can work remotely.

Reports To
Curriculum Lead, 9-12

The Managing Editor may travel approximately 5-10% of the time, depending on location, to:
• participate in quarterly or annual team meetings (average of 1-3 times/year)
• facilitate and/or attend Professional Development in the field


A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
If selected for an interview, background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

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