Finding the ideal opportunity is to find a place you can pursue your interests, be who you are and follow your dreams. It is a place where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits.

 

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@cricketmedia.com. Please reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Open Positions:


 

 

Sales Director, eMentoring Solutions

Location:  McLean, VA

 

Cricket Media’s Sales Director, eMentoring Solutions will sell our award winning CricketTogether and TryEngineering Together eMentoring programs into human resources, community outreach, and corporate social responsibility departments of sponsor companies.  CricketTogether is a scalable solution that sets up employees of sponsor companies with students to help build 21st century reading, writing, and analytical skills.  TryEngineering Together is a white-label version of CricketTogether focused on STEM education.  The Sales Director will grow our eMentoring solutions by expanding into new sales channels, broadening existing customer relationships, and expanding into additional geographies. The ideal candidate demonstrates strong leadership, motivational, presentation, communication, and negotiation skills and has an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for children’s education.  We seek direct, honest, logical thinkers with abundant energy and desire for excellence and success.

 

Required:  BA/BS degree in related field and 1+ years of experience solution selling into human resources, community outreach, or corporate social responsibility areas.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried; some travel required

Reports to:  VP, International & Operations

 

Full Job Description

 

 


 

Director – Business Development

Location:  McLean, VA

 

The Business Development Director will play a lead role in setting strategy and partnership direction for Cricket Media. The Business Development Director will be central to executing on new revenue and business opportunities, including in the areas of content and platform licensing, digital product development and distribution, and growth of products and services in China and in other international markets.  The Business Development Director will have significant exposure to executive management and will work across a broad set of internal and external partners.

 

Required:  BA/BS and 5+ years of experience in business development and/or strategic partnership development and execution.  Preferred:  MBA or JD plus experience in ed tech and/or education media.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:  Vice President of Finance

 


 

International Sales & Licensing Rep

Location:  McLean, VA

 

The International Sales & Licensing Rep will be responsible for driving new sales opportunities as well as expanding existing sales to international assessment, ed-tech, language learning companies as well as to publishers.  The Director of Sales must be able to aggressively grow the company’s international content licensing; build, document, and manage a quantifiable sales pipeline; ensure new prospects are routinely added to the sales funnel; and articulate Cricket Media’s unique value proposition to segments of the publishing and education-related verticals.

 

The ideal candidate should possess an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for children’s education.  We seek direct, honest, logical thinkers with abundant energy and desire for excellence and success.

 

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3+ years of experience with proven success in solution selling into publishing, curriculum or assessment companies, as well as prospecting, building a pipeline, and moving opportunities through the sales cycle.  Salesforce proficiency also required.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to: Vice President of Sales

 

 


 

Digital Asset Librarian

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL or McLean, VA

 

The Digital Asset Librarian will have deep experience in Digital Asset Management Systems and will demonstrate an ability to forecast, plan for, evaluate, and, most importantly, implement and maintain innovative and responsive technology solutions for Cricket Media’s Digital Asset Library, while acting as a liaison for the needs of the education, publishing, sales, licensing, and technology teams.  The ideal candidate is an independent, flexible, hard-working, self-starter, with excellent oral and written communication skills who can demonstrate familiarity and vision with emerging and existing DAM technologies, including web development applications, and has a deep appreciation for the variety of ways learners seek knowledge.

 

Required:  BA and prior experience with Digital Asset Library Systems; 5+ years of proven success in managing a Digital Asset Library.  Preferred:  MLS in Library Science or advanced technical degree with concentration in Digital Asset Libraries.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:  VP of International & Operations

 


 

 

Production Management Coordinator

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL

 

The Production Management Coordinator (PMC) will work closely with the Director of Editorial, the Program Management Office, and the creative teams by maintaining production schedules of all print and digital projects. This includes coordination for content subject selection and scheduling based on input from multiple distribution channels. The PMC understands fast-paced, overlapping production schedules and can work with creative teams for maximum efficiency; is passionate about collecting and defining requirements, creating and managing schedules, developing detailed plans, assigning tasks, managing expectations, and having the ultimate responsibility to ensure projects are delivered “on time and in scope”; proactively assesses risks and works aggressively to remove roadblocks in the development process, pulling in appropriate internal and external resources as needed, while ensuring all stakeholders are continually updated as to a project’s status; closely monitors resource utilization across the organization, looking for opportunities to continuously improve the throughput (velocity) of project delivery.  The ideal candidate will be smart and industrious with a publishing background and the ability to understand multiple workflows.

 

Required:  BA and minimum 2 years of experience in production/project management.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:   Director of Editorial

 


 

Associate Editor

Location:  Chicago, IL

 

Cricket Media is looking for an Associate Editor to direct SPIDER Magazine, our brand for kids grade 3 to 5.  The ideal candidate will be smart and witty with a strong literary background. SPIDER’s (and Cricket Media’s other kids’ magazines’) aesthetic aspirations are sky high, and part of the Associate Editor’s function is to think critically and support our readers’ intelligence.  The Associate Editor for SPIDER will work closely with a team of creatives and will set the editorial tone for the print magazine, post calls for submissions, review submissions, commission works, write copy, develop content, proof pages.  SPIDER’s creative team is small, tight-knit, and closely collaborative.  We’re looking for someone ready to give and receive constructive, creative feedback and join us in shaping the voice and vision of a unique magazine.

 

Required:  BA required; minimum 2 years of experience in editing and writing; respect for children’s intelligence, experiences, curiosity, and goofiness; ability to entertain and educate with funny, honest, accessible stories, jokes, and poems that will connect with kids; commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; keen-eyed attention to detail, excellent writing, communication, editorial, and proofreading skills; strong organizational and project-management skills; ability to thrive in a fast-moving, deadline-conscious, high-growth company.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:  Director of Editorial

 


 

Assistant Editor

Location:  Chicago, IL

 

The Assistant Editor must demonstrate keen-eyed attention to detail to proof digital content for publication, verifying accuracy of text and narration for children’s digital reading products. Other duties include posting calls for submissions, reviewing submissions, proofing pages, and assisting with online writing forums. Our creative team is small, tight-knit, and closely collaborative. We’re looking for someone ready to give and receive constructive, creative feedback and join us in shaping the voice and vision of our unique, award-winning magazines for children. Cricket Media’s aesthetic aspirations are sky-high, and the ideal candidate has a voracious appetite for reading and will be smart and industrious with a publishing background and a commitment to children’s intellectual growth and development.

 

Required:  BA required; minimum 2 years of experience in editing and writing; respect for kids’ intelligence, experiences, and passion; strong, creative writing background; proficiency in a variety of technologies for work and communications, particularly Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Status:  Full-time, hourly

Reports to:  Director of Editorial

 

 


 

 

Graphic Designer

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL

 

The Graphic Designer creates fun, engaging content for children. This is an excellent opportunity for an imaginative person who understands the difference between telling and showing when communicating with kids. You’ll train within a creative team, working with editors and art directors on the creation of children’s magazines and other products. Tasks will include production, layout and some design opportunities, image editing, photo research and tracking, and archiving electronic files.

 

Required:  Graphic Design degree; two to three years of experience; sense of fun and playfulness; proficient in Adobe suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; HTML5, CSS, Java Script knowledge a plus

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:   Art Director

 


 

Graphic Design/Office Assistant

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL

 

Seeking entry-level Graphic Design Assistant who can multi-task and also help out as front-desk Office Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your design career path as you train with our Art Directors and Digital Designers by assisting with the creation of various digital magazines with tasks such as production, layout, image editing, photo research and tracking, sound and video editing, website updating, and archiving electronic files. This position also shares in general office tasks such as mailings and other clerical support.

 

Required:  Graphic Design Degree; proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop; familiarity with web/ebook/apps.  HTML5, CSS, Java Script knowledge a plus.

 

Status:  Full-time, hourly

Reports to:   Digital Art Director

 

 


 

NeuABC TUTORS

Location:  Online (Remote)

 

Cricket Media seeks experienced and enthusiastic U.S.-based ESL/EFL teachers as tutors for a new online EFL tutoring service designed to help Chinese primary students learn English through a 1:1 match with native English speakers.  As remote tutors, successful candidates will teach online EFL lessons as independent contractors working from home.  Tutors typically work at least 7 hours per week, usually in the early morning or evening hours, based on client volume and needs.  The children, ages 5–12, will be excited to practice English with their tutors in an engaging, interactive 1:1 online setting.  Together, Cricket Media and NeuPals will supply platform training, teaching tips, assignments and scheduling, and tech/scheduling support.

 

Status:                  Part-time/hourly

Reports to:          Program Director, NeuABC

 

Full Job Description

 


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