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Associate Academic Designer, Literacy/Primary Grades

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Publisher  
Pay Range $60k/ - $70k/ yr  


At McGraw Hill we create best-in-class, next-generation learning platforms that are used by 

millions of students and educators worldwide from kindergarten through graduate school. Our goal is to accelerate student success through intuitive and effective learning tools and content that maximize a teacher’s time and a student’s learning experience. We do all of this in a supportive, collaborative environment where you can grow your career in a way that fits into your life. 

How can you make an Impact?

We are looking for Academic Designers for grades K-6 for our Literacy program.  This is a fantastic opportunity to help build our future Literacy program!

It will be filled as a Project Status Worker (PSW) designation.

These roles are remote, and candidates can reside anywhere within the United States. 

Academic Designers are content and curriculum experts. They assemble high-quality content based on specific product requirements for programs and understanding the solution design. They collaborate with the Academic Design team as well as Product Managers to help develop the solution design (both conceptualization and implementation). 

What you will be doing:

  • Planning and developing content (including learning objectives, scope/sequence, tables of contents, lessons, videos, and teacher resources) for teacher and student materials–including print, digital, and media projects
  • Assisting in the development of prototypes, exemplars, guidelines, project proposals, and project scope documentation, as needed
  • Acting as point of contact between vendors, internal engineering teams, and Academic Design teams  
  • Demonstrating a strong understanding of elementary (Grades K-6) Reading/Language Arts pedagogical issues 
  • Producing accurate, error-free, high-quality products that meet curriculum standards (including CCSS and other state standards), project scope, and market requirements and that display appropriate content, reading level, grammar, and style
  • Providing feedback to the work of colleagues and vendors
  • Problem solving – identifying risks related to an assignment and ensuring they are solved, including suggestions to improve processes
  • Staying up to date on emerging educational/curriculum trends, educational technology, and research within the literacy field

What you need to be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in elementary education, literacy, linguistics, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in literacy curriculum development and educational publishing with a focus on Grades K-6
  • Subject matter expertise in foundational literacy skills
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented, and collaborative 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Knowledge of appropriate industry and subject-area content development practices, content standards (such as CCSS, B.E.S.T., and TEKS), and academic and pedagogical trends
  •  Displays and acts with initiative, integrity, and professionalism
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which include a thorough command of the English language, spelling, writing, and grammar and a strong attention to detail
  • Effective organizational and time management skills; productive, efficient work habits and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and exhibit flexibility
  • Understands digital learning, including authoring systems, accessibility, and testing
  • Diverse computer skills, expert-level in MS Office suite, proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Smartsheet and K4/InCopy markup


  • Teaching experience an advantage
  • Experience building accessible content in digital authoring systems is a plus

The pay range for this position is between 

$60,000 – $70,000 annually, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location.  Additionally, a full range of medical and/or other benefits may be provided, depending on the position offered.

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