Assignments
Content Strategist
Qualifications
  • Collaborate and coordinate with all departments of the Institute.
  • Identify and propagate best practices in content management.
  • Design and maintain a metadata strategy with regard to content, consistent with existing metadata structures within the Institute.
  • Analyze analytics and other market research data to refine content strategy.
  • Prepare regular reports for Senior Staff on content pipelines, use and revenue generation.
  • Coordinate assessment, implementation, and management of content systems and tools.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or comparable professional experience (some knowledge / experience in engineering
    a plus).
  • 5-7 years of experience in product development, digital content management, or related areas.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with content management systems.
  • Detail-orientation and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to work across organizational divisions and with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to assess market potential and commercial viability of content, working with sales and marketing teams to develop strategies resulting in new and incremental revenues.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Contact
Jim Conley or Kristi Johnston
Vice President Human Resources
Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Partner with senior management through full understanding of business and processes. Help identify and address gaps in leadership, organizational effectiveness and work performance through training, succession planning and various performance management techniques; develop organizational structure and workflow.
  • Collaborate with senior management and all staff to optimize work flows in all areas.
  • Collaborate with senior management to research, develop, and implement best practices.
  • Lead the Company’s staffing and recruiting efforts to ensure the hiring of top talent.
  • Help assess and implement compensation and benefit strategies to meet current and future needs.
  • Provide employee relations leadership, including coaching and counseling.
  • Provide complete Performance Management Program.
  • Provide Training Programs to improve leadership and management skills of managers and supervisors. Provide learning opportunities to enhance the skills of all staff members
  • Expand and formalize our Internship Program.
  • Increase the use of technology in administering and managing HR services and programs.
  • Develop and utilize data to assess and optimize talent acquisition, employee performance and engagement.
  • Participate on Executive team, contribute to and attend meetings, present HR initiatives.
  • Manage Human Resources staff, vendors, and related functions.
  • Project-manage and track various initiatives.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

 

  • Min 8 years HR management experience
  • Must have track record of successfully developing and initiating human resources and organizational development strategies in a growing company.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent presentation skills
  • Strong recruitment and training skills and background.
  • Experience in both corporate and fast-paced entrepreneurial environments.
  • Experience in publishing or educational publishing a plus.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Solid experience in all major functional areas of HR.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
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Jeanne Bertelle or Jim Conley or Kristi Johnston
Curriculum Integration Strategist
Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Build and implement a set of use-case driven experiences, activities and use models for elementary, middle and high school teachers that are designed to get students reading with fidelity.
  • Draw upon personal knowledge and experience of K-12 education to help drive development and delivery of our classroom solutions to ensure we integrate with school reading and literacy programs in elementary and middle school.
  • Support marketing and sales in developing insights and materials to build thought leadership and belief in our solutions. Make sure our value proposition is clearly understood among reading programs and potential competitors.
  • Partner with Training Lead to develop training materials for internal staff (Sales, Trainers, Customer Support) to ensure they can effectively sell, implement and support our solutions.
  • Partner with Training Lead to develop and deliver training materials and ongoing best practices for teachers that drive student achievement goals.
  • Provide analysis on what data/results teachers and educators need to assess progress against school and district goals.
  • Design grade-level specific use-case driven programming, acting as subject matter expert on school, district and state-wide reading curricula.
  • Lead programming and content production teams to ensure we have the right content to get students reading with frequency.
  • Identify and collaborate with external content area-specific experts to ensure Learning Ally educational solutions are always recognized as leaders in the field.
  • Stay abreast of market trends and competitive products to continuously improve Learning Ally education solutions to grow market share.
  • Be a key contributor to meeting new customer sales acquisition and renewal targets, product development needs and setting a strategic vision to drive overall success.
  • Foster a working environment that supports Learning Ally’s cultural values. Act as a role model and engage in discussions and feedback to ensure the intent of the culture statement is integrated into day-to-day activities, planning and communications.
  • Participate in other Learning Ally activities as required to achieve organizational goals.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in curriculum development preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in curriculum development.
  • At least two years of Special Education and/or Reading Specialist direct classroom (grades 3-8) experience.
  • At least two years of experience in an educational technology or school support organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of education product development lifecycles.
  • Deep knowledge of various reading programs.
  • Experience with current assessments, e.g., PARCC, ASK, and key state exams and data needs of classroom educators and the ability to adapt quickly when new assessments and standards occur.
  • Ability to work with solutions, marketing, technology and sales to deliver new products as needed.
  • Ability to quickly identify and utilize leaders in the field and implement their approaches.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills to facilitate group success.
  • Comprehensive computer skills
  • 10-20% travel.
Contact
Janine Subel
Senior Product Manager
Qualifications

Basic Functions

  • Is a senior leader within R&L and will participate in and lead specific strategic planning for R&L initiatives including annual, periodic and 3 year VSP planning processes. 
  • Is a member of the R&L Executive team.
  • Partners with the customers, the VP/GM of R&L, and internal stakeholders to identify and develop strategic business and product development opportunities that benefit customers and shareholders.
  • Keeps a watchful and strategic eye on the market, direct and indirect competitors.  Articulates trends and changes in customers’ environments.
  • Requires customer interaction and customer-centered product design and development. 
  • Ensures that all product development processes (DMA, financial reviews, requirements building, etc.) and controls are followed.
  • Is responsible for overseeing the further detailed planning and sound execution of the selected opportunities. 
  • Is a leader within the R&L business and Tax and Accounting [TAA] at large and as such is responsible for communicating and supporting the Company strategy effectively and leading and developing individuals and teams.
  • Supervises 5 Product Managers, 2 Technical Product Managers

 

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Director, R&L Product Management is responsible for driving customer-focused product and platform development including:

  • Customer-centric inquiries and research to understand customer needs and develop product and service concepts that solve stated customer problems and needs.
  • Developing business requirements that detail the feature/function and commercial aspects of the product.
  • New Products (content, services, features, functions and offers)
  • Enhancements (content, services, features, functions and offers)
  • New platforms (Carbon, other)
  • Enhancements to existing platforms (IntelliConnect, ARM, CCH Mobile, eReader)
  • The Senior Director, R&L Product Management provides direction and support for internal, cross-functional teams working on all aspects of product development and go-to-market execution.  Directly supports the Product Managers in managing complex, multi-functional deliverables from partners in all areas including:

    • Technology
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Customer Operations
    • Sales
    • Editorial
    • Content Delivery
    • Training and Consulting
    • Electronic Product Development
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Operations
    • Finance
    • M&A
    • Legal
    • Global Platform Organization [GPO]

     

    The Senior Director, R&L Product Management, directs and supports all strategic and tactical aspects of commercialization and go-to-market planning and execution.  This includes:

    • Customer based design methodology
    • Product definition and concept development
    • Target markets and segmentation
    • Positioning and target market(s)
    • Value proposition and offers.
    • Pricing and packaging
    • Sales Channel and promotion (contests, spiffs or other)
    • Customer and prospect messaging
    • Customer migration planning
    • Competitive analysis and implication assessment
    • Product set up in SAP or other system
    • Post-release tracking and financial reporting
    • Customer invoicing and retention programs and processes

     

    The Senior Director, R&L Product Management has responsibility for full financial oversight and management of product revenues as well as costs.  Responsibilities include:

    • Monthly and quarterly review of Sales performance and revenue; the responsibility to develop and execute course correction plans as needed.
    • Reporting and analysis of new product, promotion and product performance.
    • Monthly and quarterly review of expense budgets including GPO proposals and charges; the responsibility to develop and execute course correction plans as needed.
    • Monthly retention analysis, tracking; the responsibility to develop and execute course corrections as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by VP/GM, R&L.
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Kathy Berlowe or Katie Wainwright
Editor-in-Chief
Qualifications

Position Summary:

The Editor-in-Chief is a thought leader who is responsible for a magazine that is the brand steward in publishing content, focused through the lens of leading commercial insurance brokerages globally (focusing on property-casualty and employee benefits as well as the insurtech/fintech world).  The Editor-in-Chief provides the editorial vision and voice for the magazine, always looking to the long-term evolution of its content strategy across both print and digital platforms, and for the overall strategic direction and growth of the publication as the premier magazine in the insurance industry.

Skills:

  • Provide editorial vision and voice and set standards of quality to maintain and grow the brand
  • Think broadly about content delivery (and reader engagement) across multiple platforms in both print and digital
  • Elevate efforts in providing forward-thinking insights and intelligence (content) around the issues driving our industry
  • Align business goals to create a sustainable content platform
  • Uphold a commitment to journalistic and creative excellence that engages readers and advertisers
  • Continue to evolve editorial content and design to differentiate and enhance relevancy of publication
  • Continue to seek out new talent (both staff and freelance) to support the editorial standards of excellence
  • Establish editorial calendar to align with the organization’s strategic objectives
  • Edits content/features each month
  • Evolve and modernize our editorial processes for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Enhance and create digital/interactive content to create content offerings drive web traffic and expand offerings
  • Manage the day to day operations
  • Oversight over the writers, creative team, production vendors and sales representatives to produce the magazine each month
  • Support the financial goals for the both print and digital, provide budget oversight and financial management
  • Work closely with internal teams to support editorial, sponsored content opportunities along with those charged with the magazine’s business functions and processes
  • Work with internal staff charged with the magazine’s business functions and processes including:
    • annual circulation and postal audits
    • readership and advertising surveys
    • subscription process
    • advertising tracking process

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8-10 years editorial experience in consumer (preferably magazine) publishing
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and editing digital content
  • Familiarity with commercial insurance industry (property& casualty and employee benefits) preferred
  • Strong technical skills, including a working knowledge of all MS Office applications as well as digital platforms and tools
  • Knowledge of evolving information technologies for providing online information in an effective manner
  • Superior leadership, communication, and management skills
  • Strong analysis, judgement, and problem-solving capabilities
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creative vision for developing new opportunities – both print and digital
Contact
Jim Conley or Katie Wainwright