Sr. Learning Architect- 6-12 Math Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Multiple Locations - Full time

Role Summary:

The Senior Learning Architect (SLA) is responsible for ensuring that assigned components (print, digital, and customized) meet market needs and are delivered on time and on budget. The responsibilities of this position require independent and collaborative work in delivering assigned products. The SLA may be responsible for major components or features within a program and also may provide guidance, coaching, and training to more junior team members.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading a small team or working independently, prepares manuscript for release, develops and/or checks page layouts, and implements all steps in the production process for assigned projects; works closely with designers and photo researchers on page layouts, photo selection, and creation of illustrations; checks all stages of art and proof for assigned projects; develops and/or checks content of tech products and participates in all stages of their production; works with IT and tech vendors on screen layouts, image selection, sound effects, voicings, and implementation of all functionalities; effectively utilizes tech tools in the publishing process to facilitate development efficiency and enhance product quality
  • Coordinates and reviews the work of editors and freelance writers; writes or revises portions of manuscripts, scripts, and storyboards; edits manuscript for several major components of a project according to project guidelines and divisional standards of quality and accuracy. Provides training and guidance to more junior team members.
  • Education and Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or relevant discipline
    • Subject-matter expertise in specific curriculum 6-12 Mathematics
    • 7+ years of educational publishing experience
    • 7+ years of editorial and/or learning design experience
    • Strong conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail, and the ability to translate complex concepts into visual representations
    • Self-motivation, ability to work with and communicate effectively with a variety of technical and creative individuals
    • Passionate about creating engaging and effective (fun!) learning products


    • Teaching experience helpful
    • Strong design/aesthetic sensibilities
    • Experience working in a 6–12 education setting
    • Experience developing learning solutions for the 6–12 market

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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Round Rock, Texas
    Orlando, Florida


    Curriculum Design

    Experience Level

    Mid Level

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.

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