Managing Editor, History

Great Minds


Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks a Project Manager to join our new History team.

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary

The Managing Editor, History, plays a critical role in creating excellent content and providing proactive and effective management for the growing History team.

Through exceptional organization and communication, the Managing Editor will support the Director, History in guiding products through the Great Minds product life cycle and driving work forward. The Managing Editor will also contribute to the creation and maintenance of team guidelines and resources, coordinate team scheduling and meetings, and facilitate cross-team communications and collaboration.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to innovate while remaining committed to the Great Minds’ organizational mission. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.
Reports To:

  • Director, History


  • Collaborate with the Director, History, on the development of team communications, resources, schedules, and work plans with a proactive, problem-solving approach
  • Work in partnership with project management team on the execution of solutions-oriented internal team and cross-team systems
  • Maintain ongoing communication with other Humanities team leaders to facilitate product development, identify and address issues, and provide support and guidance
  • Develop and maintain processes, tools, and strategies for the development and execution of content projects
  • Ensure and adhere to a task- and deadline-driven work-flow by completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase
  • Problem solve to create high-quality products by established deadlines
  • Familiarity with a mindset that values that values an iterative cycle of ideation, including thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Exemplify Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality
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