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Executive Editor, Early Childhood Language and Literacy

Scholastic Book Fairs - Soho, New York

Posted: 09/14/2018



The Executive Editor of Early Childhood Language and Literacy will assist in creating innovative, research-based, developmentally-appropriate learning experiences. He or she will contribute to product planning and will manage a team of content developers to bring product plans to fruition with the highest commitment to quality and efficacy.




• Working with the Senior Director, contribute and adhere to product plans including instructional models and editorial guidelines, working within established development schedules and project budgets.


• Work with program authors and consultants as needed, eliciting input, managing expectations, and building rapport and enthusiasm.


• Manage up to 3 editors and external freelancers and vendors as needed.


• Write, review, edit, and approve content as needed.


• Ensure content alignment to relevant research and early learning standards.


• Maintain ongoing coordination with content leads in Math & Content Areas and Bilingual/Dual Language Learning.


• Build and maintain positive and productive working relationships with peers in art & design, production, marketing, finance, and operations departments.


• Present finished programs at conferences and meetings.


• Keep current on research and trends in early childhood education and share important information with colleagues.




• Must have a passion and respect for early learning, particularly in the areas of early literacy and language development.


• Must have 5-8 years editorial experience and excellent editing skills.


• Must have 3-5 years experience developing Early Childhood learning experiences (including experiences for children ages 3 and 4).


• Must have 3-5 years experience developing digital content.


• Must have Masters degree or higher in early childhood education, development, or related field.


• Early Childhood classroom experience is a plus.


• Must be comfortable working with Word, Excel, and custom digital production tools for content tracking and sharing.


• Must be comfortable working with off-site colleagues through conference calls, screen-sharing (e.g., gotomeeting), and file sharing.

Some benefits that we offer: 

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment 
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance 
• Tuition Reimbursement 
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount 

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic. 


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at 

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