Assistant Director, Content, Kids Digital
Content Manager, Early Learning
Status: Full-Time/Exempt/Project (funded by a grant through April 2022)
For over 50 years, PBS has been a leader in delivering educational media that helps prepare kids for school and life. At PBS, the Children's Media & Education group works extensively with early childhood education experts, advisors, classroom practitioners and award-winning producers to develop developmentally appropriate shows, games and activities. PBS local member stations provide enriching services to connect families and communities with PBS KIDS characters, stories, and games. Family and community engagement initiatives with local stations and partners provide meaningful support to families, teachers, and, importantly, children, as they gather to learn and ''play the shows'' they see on broadcast and online.
To continue innovating across early learning content on-air, online, and in person, PBS Education is seeking a Content Manager. A successful candidate has experience in content and curriculum development, program implementation, and aligning content with standards. The Content Manager will collaborate with education and community engagement teams as they curate, develop, pilot, and iterate on early learning content for young children and the grown-ups in their lives.
A successful candidate thrives in a cross-functional work environment, sets measurable goals, is well-versed in iterative processes, and continuously seeks user feedback to improve content and adoption of resources for use in classrooms and homes. The Content Manager will work with the Director, Early Learning Solutions to expand early childhood resources to reach PBS stations, educators, caregivers, families, and communities nationwide.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
• With the Director, Early Learning Solutions, curate, improve, and develop early learning content for classroom and home use
• Leverage PBS curriculum frameworks to curate and align PBS KIDS content and PNC Grow Up Great content towards identified learning goals
• Engage PBS stations and educators to co-develop educational materials that meet their needs and expectations, offering support with program implementation while growing relationships
• Collaborate with marketing, station relations, professional learning, and educator, community & engagement teams and provide support across PBS Children's Media & Education initiatives designed to reach, engage, and support educators and caregivers
• Manage vendors as needed
• Stay up to date on trends with early learning curriculum and content standards, educator needs and education market developments
Requirements for success:
• 5+ years experience in the PreK-5 education field required
• 3+ years' experience developing learning content online, on air, and/or in print
• 2+ years' experience delivering digital products
• Bachelor's degree in education or related field
• Teacher training and/or classroom experience a plus
• Agile Development Process training a plus
• Project/program management skills
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to details
• Resourceful, self-directed and skillful team player
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proficient in using CMS and basic HTML
• Excellent writing and editing skills
PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia
PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.