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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:


 

Editor of Education Products

Location:  McLean, VA / Metro D.C. area

 

Cricket Media is looking for an Editor of Education Products who will engage with the editorial and education teams during the production of new magazine content to ensure educational value and serve as the strategic and creative lead on content development for our digital learning products. This editor is a content creator who will be responsible for generating new content, rewriting and editing existing copy, and liaising with our publishing team on content quality, streamlining and efficiency.  This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position and necessitates a strong belief in enabling children to be self-directed learners. Responsibilities include representing our educational content in webinars, demos, and sales presentations. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of digital education market (including familiarity with major products, distributors, institutions); strong knowledge of educational standards; strong background in STE(A)M; an appreciation for literature and effective writing; and must be dedicated to making an impact. You will thrive in this position if you are a creative, proactive team player who functions well in a fast-paced, small group environment.

 

Required:  BA degree; STEM expertise; 5+ years of proven success in developing content across physical and digital products, including writing curriculum, teacher guides and writing to/editing to Lexile levels; experience with children’s media and educational media strongly preferred; knowledge of K–12 learning standards and pedagogical principles; broad knowledge of children’s literature; excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

 

Status:  Full-time, salaried

Reports to:  VP, Education Products

 

 


 

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:  SVP, International & Operations

 

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Assistant Editor

Location:  Downtown Chicago, IL

 

The Assistant Editor will 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 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; voracious appetite for reading; knowledge of (or at least fondness for) children’s literature or readiness to familiarize oneself with that world; 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

 

 


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

 

 

 


NeuABC TUTORS

Location:  Online (Remote)

 

BECOME A NeuABC TUTOR, a Powerful Online Platform—with Macmillan Content!  JOIN THE TEAM!  CRICKET MEDIA is seeking 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.

 

Welcome to Happy NeuABC!  You’ll be working on a dynamic new platform powered by NeuPals and Cricket Media, partner companies in China and the U.S.—with tried-and-true content adapted from Happy Campers by Macmillan Education, LLC.  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

 

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