ELT Editorial Product Director

Vista Higher Learning - Remote - Full time

WHO ARE YOU? A passionate English Language Teaching (ELT) and Editorial Product expert with a flexible and analytical mindset, a strategic communicator with an entrepreneurial heart and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to help us shape the ELT space.

WHO ARE WE? We are passionate, lifelong learners, and creative thinkers working daily to develop culturally authentic language learning print and digital content.

WHAT IS THE ROLE ABOUT? This role offers a unique opportunity to be the creative force behind conceptualizing brand new ELT products as well as leading the charge with refining existing products. You will leverage your deep product, customer and market knowledge to drive the direction of ELT product development. Working on a small team, you are a hands-on doer, who is as comfortable getting in the weeds of editorial decisions as you are developing complex strategic plans. Reporting to the VP & Publisher, you are committed to championing the evolving needs of the ELT market and building successful digital first products.


  • Participate in and contribute to overall strategy and pub planning of English Language Teaching programs and corresponding teacher support materials.
  • Contribute to technology development plan as it relates to ELT programs, providing critical evaluation of product and business needs, and documenting business requirements.
  • Manage the ELT department budget.
  • Collaborate with managers in the areas of Project Management, Tech Production, Product Management, Permissions, Photo and Design to establish effective and efficient processes and workflows between groups.
  • Work with Publisher to establish and maintain editorial development guidelines and processes; collaborate with Product Directors of other business units (School/Higher Ed).
  • Oversee the editorial development functions, including: conceptualizing, planning, budgeting, and prototyping of new product; managing the writing and editing phases of manuscript and tech development.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years people management experience (freelance or full time employees) required
  • 7+ years of experience as an Editor in the ELT market required
  • 10+ years of comprehensive editorial experience within education publishing required
  • Expert level acumen of English grammar and language skills required
  • Advanced level knowledge of editorial (print and digital) processes and best practices
  • Prior experience working on and creating ‘digital first’ products
  • Willingness to travel internationally - 10% travel required, when safe to do so


  • A strong strategic thinker and are able to effectively pivot between initiatives and related challenges
  • Proven experience developing and carryout complex and effective projects and plans
  • Results oriented and able to balance 'big picture' thinking with detailed and highly organized execution
  • Multi-lingual (Spanish)
  • An advanced degree (MA TESOL preferred)

LOCATION - Hybrid Remote/In-Office:Hybrid or Remote: Our ideal candidate would be based in the Boston, MA area and work on a hybrid schedule, though we are open to remote applicants for this position, who would be expected to travel to our Boston, MA office from time to time.

Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

OUR BENEFITS package includes life/health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, commuter pass subsidies, generous employee referral bonuses, PTO and paid holidays.

This job posting and job descriptions are subject to change at any time.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: disabilityaccommodations@vistahigherlearning.com

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, and/or protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.




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