Education Manager

Retro Report seeks an educator who is passionate about history, social studies and civics to join our team. You will assist our efforts in teacher outreach and training for our education initiative, Retro Report in the Classroom. Your goal will be to manage and expand our engaged and thriving community of teachers across the country who use Retro Report’s free videos and related resources to bring lessons to life for their students.

Retro Report is a nonprofit news organization whose mission is to bring history to life and demonstrate how it is relevant to students’ lives today. Our work offers new perspectives, inspires critical thinking and engages students in deep discussion, building skills that will last well beyond their time in the classroom.

In this position, you will report to the Director of Education to support current initiatives and assist in directing new programs to drive growth. You will help represent the voice of teachers within our organization, allowing us to adapt and expand our programming to meet the needs of teachers and engage students at all levels. You will help to create, evaluate, and promote educational content.

This is a full-time position. Retro Report is based in New York City, but candidates living remotely who are willing to travel a few times throughout the year will be considered. The start date will be in Summer 2022.

Three Core Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging learning content centered around Retro Report films and resources. This position will support the Director of Education in identifying resource gaps and creating original content for secondary classrooms. Additionally, the Education Manager will coordinate members of our teacher advisory groups and freelance curriculum writers to draft and edit educational content.
  • Manage our community of Retro Report educator advisors. You will engage in regular communication with our network of educators from setting up virtual meetings to collecting their feedback so we can incorporate it into our planning and better serve our broader community of educators. In addition you will assist with creating opportunities for awareness of Retro Report in education in partnership with the Director of Education and our Audience Engagement team.
  • Conduct professional development for educators. You will lead conference presentations, in-person and virtual trainings with school districts, and live webinars for educators. This work will be done in coordination with the Director of Education with the goal of at least two outreach activities each month.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience in grades 6-12
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in lesson writing and/or curriculum development
  • Experience leading professional development and training activities
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience developing, editing and improving digital education content
  • High degree of competence using digital resources, ed tech tools and products
  • Social media savvy: You connect with teachers through regular use of social channels
  • Membership in relevant professional organizations (e.g. you are a social studies teacher active in N.C.S.S.)
  • Relationships with teachers and education organizations across the country
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Retro Report’s mission (you’ve binge-watched our work)
  • Willingness to travel

Please send resume and examples of relevant work to: joinourteam@retroreport.com

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2022

Retro Report is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages.