Sr Learning Architect

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Education


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

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  • Works cooperatively and effectively with other members of cross-functional project teams, including other Learning Architects, Design Architects, Production Managers, and Content Shared Services providers.
  • Works with Lead LA and cross-functional project teams to define the creative vision for both print and digital learning products. Creates high-level concept proposals to address specified market requirements.
  • Leading a small team or working independently, prepares digital or print content for release, develops and/or checks page layouts, and implements all steps in the production process for assigned projects; works closely with designers and photo researchers on page layouts, photo selection, and creation of illustrations; develops and/or checks content and participates in all stages of production; effectively utilizes tools in the publishing process to facilitate development efficiency and enhance product quality.
  • Works with cross-functional PDM teams to design products that meet specified learning and user experience (UX) requirements, including writing appropriate prototype content, providing input into design decisions, and reviewing design outputs.
  • Develops scope and sequence to ensure required standards coverage. Writes clear project guidelines and coordinates/reviews the work of editors and freelance writers; writes or revises portions of manuscripts, scripts, and storyboards; edits manuscript for several major components of a project according to project guidelines and divisional standards of quality and accuracy. Provides training, guidance, and oversight for more junior team members.
  • Works effectively with other employees across the division; keeps Lead LA well informed of project progress and issues, referring appropriate decisions to management.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant discipline
  • Subject-matter expertise in Reading/Language Arts
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum standards and criteria for evaluating instructional materials from various states, large school districts, and national organizations
  • 8+ years of educational publishingexperience
  • 8+ years of editorial and/or learning design experience
  • Strong conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail, and the ability to translate complex concepts into visual representations
  • Self-motivation, ability to work with and communicate effectively with a variety of technical and creative individuals
  • Passionate about creating engaging and effective (fun!) learning products


  • Experience developing learning solutions for the K–2 Reading/Language Arts market
  • Teaching experience helpful
  • Strong design/aesthetic sensibilities


  • Demonstrates increasing content knowledge for assigned projects; becomes familiar with and applies knowledge of market research to text; has a thorough understanding of all relevant state and national standards; fully understands sensitivity issues
  • Works effectively with other employees across the division; keeps Lead LA well informed of project progress and issues, referring appropriate decisions to management
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office products and publishing software (InCopy, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills


  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Job Requisition ID: 14544