Senior Learning Architect, K-12 Math (Senior Editor, K-12 Math)


Job Requisition ID: 16338

Additional Locations: New York City preferred; however, we will consider Working Remotely and other HMH offices including Boston, MA, Orlando, FL, Chicago (area), IL, and Round Rock, TX

Job Title:  Senior Learning Architect


Day in the Life 


HMH is looking for an experienced Senior Learning Architect (Senior Editor) to contribute to the development of digital and print student and teacher content for math intervention and supplemental programs.  You will work with cutting edge learning platforms and create content for the premiere K-12 math intervention program.  Being a part of the HMH SIS team means the work you do will impact a diverse range of learners and help change the trajectory of students’ lives.  You will also be providing teachers with high quality and dynamic products that improve the teaching and learning process.   


In this rewarding and exciting role, you will contribute to the instructional design, product development (prototype design), and production of math technology and print program components from concept to fulfillment.  You will use your expertise in K-12 math instruction, Universal Design for Learning Principles, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to help develop program prototypes, manuscript, and technology content backed by research, best practices and program pedagogy.  You will support and contribute to content creation efforts for intervention and supplemental math programs such as student and teacher content and assessments with a variety of teams such as in-house and out-of-house writers, designers, advisors, developers, user experience, learning sciences, and product management to ensure that content aligns with our mission.  You will be responsible for major components or features within a program and also may provide guidance, coaching, and training to other team members.  You may lead a small team or work independently. 


A typical day may might include the following:  prepare digital or print content for release, develop and/or checks page layouts, and implement all steps in the production process for assigned projects; closely with designers and photo researchers on page layouts, photo selection, and creation of illustrations; check art and proof for assigned projects; develop and/or check content of tech products and participates in all stages of their production; work with IT and tech vendors on screen layouts, image selection, sound effects, voicings, and implementation of all functionalities; works with cross-functional teams to design products that meet learning and UX requirements, including writing appropriate prototype content, providing input into design decisions, and reviewing design outputs; coordinate and review the work of editors and freelance writers; write or revise portions of manuscripts, scripts, and storyboards; edit manuscript for several major components of a project according to project guidelines and divisional standards of quality and accuracy.


What You Need to be Successful  

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in educational publishing experience; experience developing learning solutions of the K-12 math market 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing interactive instructional and/or assessment material for elementary and/or secondary students, or comparable teaching experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant experience  

  • Solid understanding of math curriculum, pedagogy, and best practices 

  • Strong editing and writing skills, including grammar and composition skills 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

  • Must be a strong collaborator across diverse groups 

  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter 

  • Strong project management experience 


Nice to Have 


  • Master's degree 

  • K-12 teaching experience 

  • Experience working in a K–12 (primary or secondary) education setting 

  • Experience and comfort level working with metadata 

  • Familiarity with Agile methodology 

  • Experience directly or indirectly managing others 

  • Experience reviewing the work of other team members and providing useful feedback 


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time




Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children’s books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.