Career Corner: A November Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  //  Nov 9, 2016

Career Corner: A November Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

It's that time again! We have some new job postings, which we've highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also check our LinkedIn page and our careers site. (Also: check out our Talent Network! See the note at the bottom of this post.)

November's Featured Jobs:

  • Director of User Experience, Classroom Magazines
  • Marketing Manager, Trade
  • Account Executive, Education Sales (Sacramento, CA)


Director of User Experience, Classroom Magazines (New York, NY)

We are looking for a Director who will play a leadership role as the UX/UI expert within the Classroom Magazines division. The Director will be responsible for defining and delivering teacher-facing digital products that reflect the needs and goals of key stakeholders including editorial and marketing.

The UX/UI director will provide day-to-day management and mentoring of UX and visual designers, advocate and serve as experience lead for all user research testing efforts and evangelize best UX practices. This position requires extensive information architecture and interaction design experience for large-scale responsive content websites, complex workflows, and framework-level interactions. This is a senior-level role with significant responsibility, requiring leadership skills, creativity, and UX/UI expertise.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with editors, marketing, research, and technology teams to define requirements that shape product strategies and design decisions.

  • Create user experience goals and conceptual frameworks; user personas, related key user journeys and relevant flowcharts; information architecture and, as necessary, content strategies. 

  • Lead and facilitate the execution of internal and external user testing efforts, and communicate findings and recommendations to internal stakeholders. 

  • Ability to scope and manage projects through all phases, from kick-off through to delivery in a timely fashion.

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Marketing Manager, Trade (New York, NY)

Scholastic’s teen and middle grade publishing lists are incredibly strong, and we are looking for a creative, smart, and motivated marketing manager to create and execute plans that promote our lists to their best advantage! This role will focus on teen and middle grade books. This role will also oversee and manage our online teen community – I read YA.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Act as the “voice” of I read YA, engaging the teen community and promoting our books

  • Generate daily content for Scholastic’s YA titles and post across social media platforms, with a focus on building engagement

  • Build out brand specific digital and social media campaigns

  • Strategize overall growth and direction for I read YA’s community of readers

  • Brainstorm, write, and execute marketing plans for select middle grade and teen titles and series

  • Oversee the creation of promotional materials, advertisements, videos, websites, and all marketing assets related to assigned titles

  • Coordinate and fulfill all contests and giveaways 

  • Manage I read YA’s advertising budget and partnership

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Account Executive, Education Sales (Sacramento, CA)

Our Education Division is seeking to hire an energetic Account Executive with educational publishing experience in the K-12 market who can partner with schools and communities to extend literacy. Along with classroom books and instructional materials to meet students’ needs, we provide workshops, extensive teaching resources, and work with communities and long-standing literacy partners to ensure that students receive learning support 24/7 and from birth to adulthood.

Ideal candidates will have a proven outside sales record in the education market with a passion for literacy. You will have the ability to build and cultivate relationships at all levels to enhance Scholastic’s position in the marketplace. We provide a supportive team environment, top-tier products and resources to deliver what you sell.

Job requirements:

  • 10 + years educational related experiences

  • 5+ years supplemental selling and comprehensive approach

  • 5 + years selling strategically across territory generating and closing large opportunities

  • Highly motivated with a proven track record of selling and developing relationships at all levels up to and including Superintendents, Principals and District Level Administrators

  • Demonstrable success in driving highest levels of Customer Experience

  • Knowledge of Academic Curriculum

  • Preference for candidates with well established relationships

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Don't forget!

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  • Receive alerts about new job opportunities that match your interests
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  • Be able to digitally share job opportunities with family and friends

Whether you choose to apply to a specific role today or just leave your information for future opportunities, we look forward to staying connected with you!


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