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Senior Instructional Designer, ELA

McGraw Hill

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ID: 4259

Posted On 03/29/2024

Job Overview


Build the Future    

Do you want to impact educators and students around the globe? At McGraw Hill, the Senior Instructional Designer, ELA will help plan and develop instructional materials for Product programs that are delivered in both print and digital formats.   


How can you make an impact?   

McGraw-Hill Education, the leading provider of digital and print educational materials is looking for a creative, innovative, strategic Senior Instructional Designer, ELA for our Product programs.   


You will be a valuable member of a collaborative group of Instructional Designers, closely partnering with teams focused on content, product management, UX, and creative media. As part of this team, you will create robust digital tools, curriculum and learning solutions in a variety of formats that are used by millions of educators and students every day. The Senior Instructional Designer, ELA is a digital savvy content and curriculum expert, responsible and accountable for assembling high-quality content based on specific product requirements for the Product programs.   


This is a Project Status Worker (PSW) role with an end date of 12/31/2025.

This position is 100% remote. Candidates can work anywhere within the United States.


Your contribution to the team includes:   

  • Using Instructional Design skills, you will be  
  • A strong contributing member to the overall product vision.  
  • Owner of all Instructional design Planning and Build documents and processes as it pertains to the function that you are responsible for.   
  • Owner of various prototype workstreams  
  • A contributor while we support Academic Design in the creation of key pedagogical documents and outcome-based metrics  
  • Lead an overall function using a UBD process, helping the team to design, storyboard, and develop digital curriculum assets such as videos, eBooks, interactives, simulations, games and virtual labs.   
  • Lead concept meetings, review manuscript, storyboards, alpha builds, and beta builds for digital assets.   
  • Proactively identifying problems, sourcing solutions and appropriate stakeholders and identify risks.  
  • Suggesting innovative approaches for process and digital integration in products.   
  • Works to support Program Goals, process and practices, and Teacher and Student outcomes that bring value to the business.  
  • In regards to Content Authoring, you will  
  • Provide leadership and ownership of the utilization of specific authoring tools, including but not limited to, creation of templates and authoring processes.  
  • Demonstrate leadership and ownership of all user testing.   
  • Demonstrate leadership of specific functions of product build.    
  • Provide product training and coaching to internal teams, where applicable.   
  • Collaborate and lead on cross-functional teams to ensure that product requirements, project schedules, and product goals are met and on completed on time.  
  • In regards to Quality Implementation, you will  
  • Provide leadership with Accessibility, creating guidelines and training of functional teams   
  • Provide Leadership with specific functions of production.    
  • Serve as the owner of all maintenance needs  
  • Guide our internal team of Instructional Designers who will be responsible for vendors and freelancers writing guidelines, answering questions, and scheduling, where applicable.   
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to identify, test, troubleshoot, define, and follow up on technical bugs and enhancements as they arise in authoring tools and the platform. When necessary, help define requirements for platform and authoring tool enhancements   
  • A thriving team member will be strong in regards to:  
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.  
  • Innovation: Creating novel solutions with measurable value for existing and potential customers (internal or external); experimenting with new ways to solve work problems and seize opportunities that result in unique and differentiated solutions.  
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.  
  • Technical/ Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical, functional, and/or professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; leveraging expert knowledge to accomplish results.  
  • Technology Savvy: Leveraging one's practical knowledge and understanding of recent technology tools, solutions, and trends to improve work results, solve work problems, and take advantage of new business opportunities.  


What you’ll need to be successful:     

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related field required.    
  • 4 - 5 years experience working in digital content development that includes teaching and learning materials.   
  • Experience managing multiple projects within tight deliverables and budgets.   
  • Strong ability to communicate and lead cross-functional meetings.   
  • Experience with authoring tools, learning management systems, and content management systems.   
  • Ability to create and visualize animated and interactive content.   


A successful candidate may have:   

  • Background in educational publishing preferred.   
  • Previous K-12 teaching experience.   


The pay range for this position is between $65,000 - $80,000 annually, however, 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. 


McGraw Hill recruiters always use a “” email address and/or from our Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS. Any variation of this email domain should be considered suspicious. Additionally, McGraw Hill recruiters and authorized representatives will never request sensitive information in email. 


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At McGraw Hill, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

Why? Because learning changes everything.