Great Minds

Managing Editor, Content Development, Humanities

Job Description

Company Profile
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. At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education and the full range of liberal arts and sciences.

The uncompromising curriculum from Great Minds assumes that every child is capable of greatness. We bring 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 give school teachers what they need to take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.

Position Summary
The Managing Editor, Content Development supports Great Minds in its mission to develop and implement Humanities curricula. The Managing Editor reports to the Associate Director, Humanities and plays a critical role in the development and execution of Humanities products and processes.

The Managing Editor will contribute to the Great Minds Humanities curriculum strategy, including:

  • Conceptualizing, writing, and editing content
  • Implementing the product life cycle for multiple projects
  • Monitoring and managing team, and cross-team, processes and communications,
  • Collaborating on project/team guidelines, systems, and resources
  • Coordinating meetings and schedules.

The Managing Editor is responsible for developing excellent content and providing pro-active and effective management of the Content Development 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.

Reports To: Associate Director, Humanities


  • 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)

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
  • Collaborate within and across teams to develop, launch, and implement curriculum and curriculum-support resources

Team Coordination/Management:

  • Develop and maintain 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 Associate 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
  • Ensure and adhere to a task- and deadline-driven work flow
  • Problem solve to create high-quality products by established deadlines

Relevant Experience and Skills:

  • Deep content knowledge in English Language Arts with a Bachelors or Masters degree in an associated content area
  • Management or experience with the product life cycle of ideation, drafting, iterating, development
  • Superior writing and editing skills with demonstrated writing ability (writing sample required)
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience
  • 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
  • Positive energy

Location: 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.

Resume and cover letter required.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.