Senior Content Developer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2020 2:59 PM)
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Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.


 As a Cengage employee, you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our “A” game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.  

What You'll Do Here:


As part of a high-performance team, the Senior Content Developer manages in-house and out-of-house development of both print and non-print reading/language arts products to clarify, strengthen, and enhance their quality. Uses management skills to successfully manage complex projects or a large slate of products to ensure timely delivery and cost effectiveness.

  • Through detailed evaluation of content in a variety of media (including print, video, software, and Internet), and in close cooperation with authors and other Content Developers, strives to achieve content that is correct, factual, clear, complete, current, legal and consistent and standards based.
  • Recommends and implements innovative and effective pedagogical features and content based on market research and feedback.
  • Ensures content development follows accepted processes and standards focused around the target audience for optimal product success in the market.
  • Assists Product Development Manager, Supervising Content Developer, coworkers, authors, and subject matter experts in developing a viable and attractive product premise.
  • Helps conceptualize and develop plans for products, including workflows and schedules.
  • Manages and assists with projects to meet objectives for customer acceptance, scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Works with content subject matter experts, development partners, and freelance professionals in the capacity dictated by project and department needs.
  • Works to meet submission deadlines and requirements for state adoptions.
  • Works with technology teams to design and implement digital products.

Skills You Will Need Here:

Basic (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding of academic market dynamics
  • Minimum of 4 years print and digital educational product development and project management experience
  • Tech savvy with a basic understanding of new media and technology, including publishing technology, such as Adobe InCopy and Acrobat Pro, in addition to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with software teams and learning processes
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work within budgets and schedules
  • Flexibility to accept cross-functional responsibilities as assigned
  • Ability to gather and synthesize customer and market feedback



  • Learning Designer degree and/or professional experience


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