Careers

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:


 

International Business Analyst – Chinese Cultural & Education Expertise

Location:  McLean, VA

 

Cricket Media’s In2Books Division is looking for qualified candidates with strong analytical capabilities, Chinese specific cultural expertise, business modeling experience, presentation-building skills, marketing experience and research expertise, project management and coordination and a solid understanding of social media and technology-based solutions including software-as-a-service (SaaS). Previous exposure to Chinese K-12 education and international markets is also preferred.  This position will specifically support our Chinese partnership, as well as additional international growth of the Cricket Media platform and social learning network media businesses.  This includes the analysis, research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, determination of potential sales of a product or service, marketing planning and deployment, online support between American and Chinese classrooms, International social learning analysis and design, product localization and deployment, technical documentation, presentations, corporate development, and assisting with launching international products, including China.  This role also may gather information on competitors, prices, sales and methods of marketing and distribution.  The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with the broad range of both personality and management styles of high profile, demanding partners, customers, investors, and senior management.

 

Required:  Undergraduate degree or higher.  Ability to understand the cultural, social and educational (K-12 specifically) environment in which Mandarin is used.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to produce well-written, accurate business and technical documentation, summaries, translations, and reports in American English.  High energy with ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Significant attention to detail.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (including advanced skills with spreadsheet software such as Excel and presentation tools such as PowerPoint).  Internet research skills and an understanding of educational, social and computer network communications fundamentals.  Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to conducting business in the Chinese K-12 educational arena. Knowledge of program and service marketing.  Demonstrated knowledge of Chinese publications and web marketing.  Experience coordinating English language programs for international students.  Experience in creating high-quality marketing and pitch materials.  Passion for promoting education and a love of learning.   Experience with digital and online products and services.  Strong presentation, facilitation skills, analytical ability, managerial ability and professionalism.  Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.  Some travel required.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:  VP, International & Operations

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Digital Content Librarian

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL

 

The Digital Content Librarian has experience in the fields of children’s media, publishing, eLearning, EdTech, or education industries, to help maximize the value and utility of the Cricket content digital library; will make Cricket content more accessible to a variety of constituent users, including students, teachers, families, and third-party education publishers; will oversee the design and/or selection of the overarching taxonomy, the conceptual design and ongoing organization of the content, its tagging, and the classification of the content so that the content can be easily grouped together in a variety of ways to create learning continuums across multiple disciplines.

 

Required:  Strong knowledge of learning pedagogies in the various disciplines, state and agency educational standards and principles of content alignment for curricular and assessment product usage, leveling, writing, and advising others to write at various levels, a deep appreciation for the variety of ways learners seek knowledge, and is dedicated to making an impact.

 

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

 


 

 

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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