Editorial Assistant

Newsela is a technology company that helps students build their literacy skills using daily news. Two years since our launch, Newsela is already in 70% of schools in all 50 states and over 180 countries. We are setting a new standard for what students and educators can expect of their software: gorgeous, intuitive, personalized, captivating and addictive.

We are seeking an agile and versatile Researcher/Editorial Assistant to help us in our mission to breed a young generation of super-literate, civic-minded news junkies. If you feel the thrill of discovery after reading or hearing a great story, love to learn and have a deeply held belief in the power of education, this could be the job for you.

Our staff - a small team of seasoned and dedicated journalists - is easy-going and creative but works quickly without sacrificing quality. We’d like to work with someone who can do the same. If you join Newsela’s Content Team, you’ll be working for a news organization read (and adored) by more than a million students and teachers on a monthly basis.


  • Researching future content partners for our growing library of nonfiction texts
  • Reading, assessing, and reporting on sample texts to determine whether they are a good fit for the Newsela library
  • Monitoring content analytics and assisting the English and Spanish editorial teams with story decisions
  • Making sure quotas from content partners are met each month
  • Assisting the editorial team with special projects
  • Managing the curation of the editorial calendar
  • Working with our Editorial and Operations teams to provide helpful feedback to contributors
  • Performing editorial work such as editing stories when necessary
  • Assist the editorial team with tasks including story and photo research, assigning stories to freelancers, and routing stories through production
  • Working with Newsela’s Product, Data and Community teams to improve article selection

The Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelors Degree 
  • 1+ year of experience working in either online content production or news
  • Familiarity with AP Style and a general love of words

A Few Big Plusses

  • Native or Professional fluency in Spanish
  • Must be excited and energized working in a startup environment. We need someone who can respond to and enjoy those all-hands-on-deck moments as we continue to grow and build out our business
  • A general love of words
  • K-12 teaching or tutoring experience
  • Building out infographics (Adobe Suite, Photoshop)

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