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Academic Designer, Music

Job Details

Hiring Organization McGraw Hill Education
Post Name Academic Designer, Music
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Music.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 65000 To USD 85000 Per Year
Location Work From Home

McGraw Hill’s Vision and Mission

Our vision is to unlock the potential of each learner. Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient, and effective experiences – grounded in research. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, read on…

The Music Team

As an Academic Designer, you will support the continued development of PreK-12 general music, using McGraw Hill digital platform tools, processes, and procedures. Our team has diverse experience in applied music pedagogy. We welcome people with music backgrounds, such as public education, private teaching, performance, composition, arranging, and academic professionals who are interested in developing content for music in schools.

Responsibilities will include a variety of assignments in product development:

  • Develop music instructional content and activities that meet National Standards.
  • Track and review manuscripts and digital products through the development cycle.
  • Edit manuscripts submitted by writers and authors, ensuring accuracy, readability, and grade-appropriateness in accordance with project specifications.
  • Review product content to ensure it meets scope and sequences, writer’s guidelines, and project specifications.
  • Work in a digital Content Management System to assemble and produce educational content.
  • Communicate with fellow team members about project progress and develop solutions to address issues.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop the best workflow, assign appropriate resources, and schedule benchmarks for program needs.
  • Work within editorial project budgets and established guidelines for assigned tasks.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Music.
  • 2-3 years experience in publishing or related field.
  • Knowledge of elementary music classroom practices in the primary grades, such as Orff, Kodály, Jacques-Dalcroze, Music Learning Theory, World Music, and Ethnomusicology. Certification in any of the above is a plus.
  • Teaching experience in a classroom and/or private music studio.
  • Ability to create, proofread, and correct music notation per project requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Awareness of education trends, such as Social-Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Education, English Language Learning, equity, and accessibility.
  • Proficiency with office software, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity and comfort with Web navigation.

The candidate has a healthy mix of desirable attributes, such as:

  • Ability to work independently and seek feedback.
  • Ability to perform research and gather information using various resources.
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork and openness to sharing and/or gaining knowledge and skills.
  • Flexibility to shift gears quickly when changes in schedule, assignment, or other project challenges occur.
  • Aptitude with technology and interest in learning how to build content in a digital environment.
  • Ability to proactively and creatively solve problems related to program development.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure delivery of high-quality content.
  • Ability to adhere to project schedules.
  • Willingness to communicate challenges to leaders and project managers across departments in ways that lead to solutions.
  • Desire to keep learning.

What we offer:

At McGraw Hill, you will have an opportunity to express your creativity and use your excellent music skills as we build content to inspire the next generation of lifelong music learners. Our working environment supports diverse cultural and personal identities, and we are committed to equity at all levels.

The pay range for this position is between $65,000 – $85,000 annually, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location.  Additionally, a full range of medical and/or other benefits may be provided, depending on the position offered. This information is provided per the New York City Pay Transparency Bill and the Colorado Equal Pay Act.

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