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A career at Benchmark Education Company

Are you interested in helping children of all abilities learn to read?   Do you want a career that promises the satisfaction of inspiring teachers and administrators in their mission to provide instruction that gets results?   If you want to join a creative, energetic, fast-paced company with a proven track record and promise of continued growth, then consider a career with Benchmark Education Company.

Join a winning team and promote literacy worldwide

Benchmark Education Company, headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, produces research-based, proven-effective literacy materials for supplementary and intervention use with K-12 students, including gifted, on-level, and struggling readers; students with learning disabilities; and those still mastering English as a second language.   Standards-aligned products and services, supported by professional development training, are designed to supplement core reading programs and help teachers take each learner on a different road toward academic success.   BEC materials are used in over 15,000 schools and districts across the United States and abroad.

Current Opportunities:

We are looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to fill the following positions:

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.


Production Associate

Position Purpose

Responsible for providing editorial support to the Editorial department in a variety of capacities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in daily operations of the production department
  • Convert Word documents into In Design Templates for print and e-books for Benchmark’s Teacher Materials and Core Literacy Product (training will be provided)
  • Handle all scheduling
  • Monitor all job tracking and trafficking  to ensure that they are on schedule
  • Alert manager of any discrepancies.
  • Perform minor design work as needed.

Job Requirements/ Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field
  • 1-3 years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Strong Proficiency with the MAC Computer.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects , monitor and schedule accordingly
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Keen interest in instructional technology and digital media (training will be provided)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Excellent communication skills 

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Front End Javascript Developer

Position Purpose

Create innovative and feature-rich content experiences and the best user experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in all aspects of site/feature development from start to finish.
  • Leverage the best technologies for the job, including  Gulp/Less,  HTML5, CSS3, REST, WebSockets and your recommendations.
  • Actively participate in Agile Scrum sprint planning, demonstrations, retrospectives and releases.
  • Participate in estimating backlog items.
  • Ensure product quality and time-lines of work.
  • CSS selectors, specificity, rules, optimization, and preprocessors.
  • Browser performance and compatibility.
  • A strong understanding of usability and visual design.
  • Recommend your favorite frameworks and libraries.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • College degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferable experience with two-way data binding JavaScript libraries/frameworks: Backbone, Angular, Knockout, React, Vue (You name it).
  • Enjoy an agile work environment that encourages shared responsibility.
  • Passion for software abstraction and reuse.
  • Experience with commercial software development in PHP,  Python, Java, Ruby.
  • Familiarity with some of the following: JavaScript, XML/XSLT/CSS, database solutions (SQL and noSQL), scripting,  Amazon Web Services (AWS), information exchanges, web applications,  Object Oriented Development, Queuing, Security controls, Automated testing.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team.
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle for an Agile Team.
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Senior Unix System Administrator (Groveport, OH)

Position Purpose

Responsible for standardizing and maintaining all Unix/Linux/Ubuntu/Delian servers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and control the Amazon Web Services used by Benchmark Education
  • Hands-on system administration, hardware configuration, software installation, deployment activities
  • Write scripts for system administration and operational tasks
  • Write thorough and accurate technical documentation for use by the operations and production support staff
  • Participate in proactive monitoring and support to maintain the health of the global server environment, including regular software and firmware patching.
  • Work to define, document, and apply global standards to the environment.
  • Prioritize and work through tasks received
  • Liaise and work with the development teams to design and implement the company’s production, test, development and load test environments
  • Design / maintain the Unix/Linux/Ubuntu/Delian servers
  • Any other project relevant to the position and skill set as and when required by management

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of Unix experience
  • Understands Unix servers under VM
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with server side networking and connectivity
  • Experience with HAPROXY or other load balancing software preferred by not required
  • Good written communications and ability to create written standards

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sales Support Representative

Position Purpose

Collaborate with and provide support to house representatives by effectively overseeing and responding to requests for information, materials and support on a timely basis so that the team can raise awareness of our products, greater penetrate the market and produce consistent sales growth.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with house sales representatives to identify sales opportunities, facilitate and support their sales efforts; identify and provide special support needed to increase sales; provide guidance for custom sales; participate in development of sales strategy, samplers, promotions and proposal writing; monitor follow up for priority leads, support and attend local conferences and exhibits as needed
  • Create custom samplers; send out product samplers
  • Help develop special product configurations for custom sales that will meet specific customers’ needs
  • Correspond with customers; gather and submit feedback from sales representatives and/or customers on products, customer service, fulfillment and other issues
  • Pull invoices and tracking information
  • Participate in planning and execution of Invitationals/Presentations
  • Work with Exhibits Manager to plan for local exhibits

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • One year or less sales support experience
  • Ability to multitask and highly trainable
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Strong Word, Excel, Powerpoint skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, with flexibility (can work long hours)

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


NL Sales Support Manager

Position Purpose

Provide support to independent dealer representatives, responding to requests for information, materials and support on a timely basis so that they can effectively represent and sell our product.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Independent Dealer Reps to achieve or exceed annual sales goals for Newmark Learning Dealer market. 
  • Provide sales, sampling, and inventory forecasts as requested by the National Sales Manager 
  • Seek out, understand, and leverage technology trends and needs and communicate those trends and needs to management, editorial, and marketing. 
  • Work with the Dealers to develop and implement strategic sales plans.  The plan should include working exhibits (such as ECRM and NSSEA) more effectively; ways to best display and promote our products in Understand how the business makes money so that you can prioritize decisions about spending.
  • Understand and be able to present and position priority NL products
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the National Dealer Sales Meeting.
  • Help evaluate the competition and position NL products to win the business
  • Monitor Lead follow up provided by national marketing from conferences, mailings, eblasts, and ads
  • Use CRM effectively to identify opportunities and their potential and to track wins and losses
  • Operate within assigned expense budget which could include T&E, invitationals, samples, and  free materials
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English or related   
  • Three to five years of sales support experience working for a high-volume, fast-paced company  
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, ability to manage major projects and work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong Word, Excel, Powerpoint skills
  • Superior presentation skills / excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Able to travel
  • Knowledge of the Dealer Market.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sales Support Coordinator

Position Purpose

Provide support to the Sales Support Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the SSMs in following up with reps as requested.  This includes:
    • E-mailing attachments
    • Making travel arrangements
    • Helping with expense reports
    • Ordering sample products
  • Enter data into CRM as requested by the SSM and monitor CRM to alert the SSM of any expired BL or Supplemental opportunities each month
  • Coordinate assembly of rep specific packets as requested by the SSM for time sensitive situations
  • Coordinate the development of rep specific marketing pieces as requested by the SSM for time sensitive situations
  • Do product pulls from PDM as requested by the SSM
  • Tab TRSs as requested by the SSM for time sensitive situations
  • Process rep  reimbursements for sales and marketing activities
  • Maintain and update a spreadsheet for priority leads for BEC and NL
  • Exhibit/Event Support

Job Requirements Desired Skills and Experience

  • College graduate preferred
  • Ability to multitask and highly trainable
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Graphic Designer (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose:

Design and produce books and other products, as well as promotional materials, for the educational market (pre-K through high school).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop design concepts
  • Generate prototypes to final products
  • Define and develop graphics for logos, brochures, ads, promo materials
  • Prep graphics, animation, functionality
  • Use 2-D & 3-D images and color theory to create designs
  • Create and design digital images and marketing materials
  • Translate marketing and content into website
  • Enhance images and design of website
  • Create webpages with codes and languages including XHTML, HTML, JavaScript, Flash
  • Computer photo-retouching and image development
  • Digital optimization of images
  • Prep specs of color scheme, construction, processes of graphic design
  • Produce technical digital designs
  • Develop digital   assets & technical designs with HTML & Flash
  • Design page layouts, user interface graphics, icons
  • Design visual components
  • Use rapid prototyping tools, online video formats, web standards, cross-platform/browsers
  • Use Adobe, Flash, AfterEffects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pagemaker, ImageReady, Audition
  • Use Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, QuarkXPress, Dream Weaver MX, CorelDraw.

Job Requirements/ Desired skills/experiences:

  • Bachelor in Graph Design, Animation, or related field plus 2 years of experience in job offered

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Leader, Warehouse(Groveport, OH)

Position Purpose

Responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as strategic oversight of our warehouse and customer operations functions located at our Groveport Ohio facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, recruit and retain a staff of managers and supervisors to ensure the timely distribution and receipt of product while remaining within budget and adhering to our policies and quality standards
  • Monitor facility productivity and insure that operational goals are achieved
  • Build strong team in both the warehouse and customer operations functions to insure a steady pipeline of talent for positions throughout the facility
  • Ensure warehouse personnel have safe, efficient equipment to perform their functions and that the warehouse adheres to all safety standards and protocols
  • Ensure quality service is provided to all of our customers, both internal and external, and that any issues are addressed and raised to senior management as appropriate
  • Work closely with sales and customer operations to insure customer satisfaction is maintained at the highest level
  • Serve as project leader for new building implementations
  • Prepare and submit daily /weekly productivity  reports
  • Based on experience and knowledge recommend improvements to processes, procedures and technology to insure the facility operates in the most efficient manner
  • Insure employees are trained to use equipment and software to the fullest advantage

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Degree preferred;  business or logistics
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in distribution / logistics / customer service operations
  • Prior senior leadership experience in a warehouse environment
  • Experience improving processes and documenting changes
  • Publishing distribution experience a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Director of Publishing Services

Position Purpose

Manage the development and production of digital and print products from conceptualization through production.  Insure that project plans are developed and adhered to throughout the process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work  closely with the Publisher, senior management, internal and external team members drive decisions on prioritization, planning, process and execution
  • Develop budgets, schedules and key dates milestones for products throughout the product life cycle
  • Problem solve process issues understanding the strategic ramifications
  • Monitor schedules and insure key milestones are achieved – alert senior management of issues and work to resolve so products remain on schedule
  • Recruit and retain highly talent members of the team and maintain high level of morale throughout the organization
  • Develop team members to grow and develop to insure a strong pipeline of talent within the organization

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Degree preferred with relevance to position
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and work effectively within a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to drive organizational efficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to direct and motivate staff
  • Prior experience managing digital and print product production required
  • Prior educational publishing experience a strong plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sales Support Manager (TEXAS)

Position Purpose

Provide support to independent sales representatives and house reps by training reps, responding to requests for information, materials and support on a timely basis so that they can effectively represent and sell our product.

Duties and Responsibilities (Position Located in Texas)

  • Work with assigned sales reps to identify sales opportunities, facilitate and support their sales efforts; evaluate assigned reps’ performance and determine whether contracts should be renewed; identify and provide special support needed to increase sales; provide guidance for custom sales; participate in development of sales strategy, samplers, promotions and proposal writing ; monitor follow up for priority leads  
  • Provide sales, sampling, and inventory forecasts as requested by the National Sales Manager 
  • Seek out, understand, and leverage technology trends and needs and communicate those trends and needs to management, editorial, and marketing. 
  • Provide feedback from sales reps and/or customers on products, customer service, fulfillment and other  issues
  • Train new reps/sub-reps in BEC/NL product and business practices; Identify ongoing training needs and develop training materials to meet them 
  • Gather and relay all information on bid requests to appropriate staff; assist in writing proposals, as needed
  • Assist in preparing adoption proposals and determine products to be submitted for adoption
  • Participate in planning and execution of Invitationals / Presentations
  • Work with Exhibits Manager to plan for national and local exhibits
  • Attend national and regional exhibits (state/local exhibits at sales reps’ request if special support is needed)
  • Use CRM effectively to identify and track opportunities
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements/Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English or related   
  • Three to five years of sales support experience working for a high-volume, fast-paced company 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, ability to manage major projects and work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong Word, Excel, Powerpoint skills
  • Superior presentation skills / excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Able to travel
  • Educational publishing experience a plus, but not required. 

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sales Support Representative

Dealer Market

Position Purpose

Collaborate with and provide support to the Dealer Market by overseeing and responding to requests for information, materials and support on a timely basis so that the team can raise awareness of our products and produce consistent sales growth.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to National Sales Manager by providing pricing information, sell sheets and weekly reports to sales representatives and customers as needed
  • Play a key role in preparing dealer exhibits including product selection, booth layout and planning.  Manage lead follow-up after exhibits.
  • Act as a liaison between Sales, Marketing and Customer Service / Fulfillment to insure timely and efficient communication of new products, new campaigns and customer requests.
  • Maintain and update various lists including customer and dealer directories, price forms and invoices, and checklist for new assemblies
  • Review inventory levels to ensure sufficient inventory is available
  • Provide documentation and lead general overview training of the dealer market to new hires
  • Ensure Specialty and Key Dealer accounts are regularly updated on new products, prices and discontinued products.  Analyze account performance and report to senior management.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to multitask and highly trainable
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of Dealer Market business a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Web Designer

Position Purpose

Responsible for creating designs for web, mobile, e-marketing and multimedia projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create designs for web, mobile, e-marketing, and multimedia projects from concept through launch.
  • Develop and work together with frontend developers through to completion and execution of websites, templates, e-pubs, e-books and more.
  • Utilize the latest technology to engage audiences with our products.
  • Be conscious of our brand consistency and apply it to everything they design.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • College degree + years of experience as a Web Designer
  • Expert in using the latest Adobe Creative Suite version
  • Excellent proficiency in HTML5, CSS3.
  • Ability to coordinate with the content developer teams
  • Must be able to meet rigorous deadlines

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Digital Producer

Position Purpose

Manage the development and production of digital products from conceptualization through production.  Insure that project plans are developed and adhered to throughout the process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior management and internal and external team members to drive decisions on prioritization, planning, process and execution
  • Develop budgets, schedules and key dates milestones for products throughout the product life cycle
  • Problem solve process issues understanding the strategic ramifications
  • Monitor schedules and insure key milestones are achieved – involving senior management in issue resolution as necessary
  • Recruit and retain highly talent members of the team and maintain high level of morale throughout the organization
  • Develop team members to grow and develop to insure a strong pipeline of talent within the organization

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Degree preferred with relevance to position
  • Familiarity with Development technologies including content management systems, XML, HTML, JavaScript and Flash
  • A proven track record of managing digital projects and delivering results on time and within budget
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and work effectively within a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to drive organizational efficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to direct and motivate staff

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Digital Production Specialist

Position Purpose

Digitalization of our products through automation. Works closely with the client support and strategic services teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Author XML files
  • Create InDesign Templates
  • Pour XML into InDesign
  • Convert InDesign into HTML, XML and other formats
  • Covert XML into HTML

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Expert in Adobe InDesign
  • Expert knowledge of HTML
  • Proficient in CSS
  • Proficient in XML
  • Proficient  XSLT
  • Proficient JavaScript, Adobe Extend Script a plus.
  • Possess strong organization skills
  • Ability to perform detailed work with meticulous accuracy
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in PHP, JSON, DITA, and Oxygen XML Editor, a plus.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Bilingual Content Creation Assistant –English/Spanish

Position Purpose

Responsible for providing editorial support to the Editorial department in a variety of capacities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily operations of the editorial department
  • Apply to outside publishers for reprint rights
  • Revise and edit manuscript under the direction of an editor
  • Prepare manuscript files for production
  • Enter and update information in the product database
  • Conduct research and fact check
  • Aid in the development of new print products, including student books, teacher’s materials, and assessments
  • Aid in the development of new digital products, including eBooks, audio, animation, and online assessments
  • Prepare content for digital conversion
  • Review and evaluate the quality of digital products and report issues
  • Track progress of projects to ensure that they are on schedule

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field
  • Must be fluent (written and spoken) in Spanish (native level) and English
  • Superior writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Strong interest in educational content for K-8 students
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Keen interest in instructional technology and digital media
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Spanish is a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sr. Unix System Administrator

Position Purpose

Responsible for standardizing and maintaining all Unix/Linux/Ubuntu/Delian servers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and control the Amazon Web Services used by Benchmark Education
  • Hands-on system administration, hardware configuration, software installation, deployment activities
  • Write scripts for system administration and operational tasks
  • Write thorough and accurate technical documentation for use by the operations and production support staff
  • Participate in proactive monitoring and support to maintain the health of the global server environment, including regular software and firmware patching.
  • Work to define, document, and apply global standards to the environment.
  • Prioritize and work through tasks received
  • Liaise and work with the development teams to design and implement the company’s production, test, development and load test environments
  • Design / maintain the Unix/Linux/Ubuntu/Delian servers
  • Any other project relevant to the position and skill set as and when required by management

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of Unix experience
  • Understands Unix servers under VM
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with server side networking and connectivity
  • Experience with HAPROXY or other load balancing software preferred by not required
  • Good written communications and ability to create written standards

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Bilingual Content Developer –English/Spanish

Position Purpose

Work with the Executive Content Developer and Senior Content Developer to project manage the development phase of new product development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with vendors and freelance writers developing content to ensure that content guidelines are observed
  • Review, edit, and approve manuscript and production stages, working directly with copyeditors, graphic designers, and photo researchers
  • Incorporate feedback (based on defined review stages) from Professional Development, Sales and Marketing, Editorial management, and outside reviewers and consultants
  • Develop and maintain writing and editing guidelines
  • Request and review vendor and writer samples and provide vendor feedback as necessary to ensure quality control
  • Attend regularly scheduled status meetings with Executive Content Developer or Senior Content Developer to report on workflow and content issues
  • Create or update Product Library documentation
  • Communicate with Sales and Marketing to support the development of sales support tools
  • Complete Product Data Management entry based on defined workflow milestones
  • Work with the Correlations Manager to create and/or review state or competition correlations to ensure that they accurately address standards and topics.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by reviewing pullouts, space ads, pre-pub flyers, and other sales support tools for accuracy and completeness
  • Read professional journals to increase market and pedagogical knowledge
  • Attend department and weekly product status meetings
  • Complete time tracking documentation on a weekly basis

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher
  • Must be fluent (written and spoken) in Spanish (native level) and English
  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a real plus)
  • Superior writing, editing and project management skills
  • Current  knowledge of language, literacy and content issues
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
  • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work collaboratively with other departments (e.g., design and marketing)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Teaching experience is a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Editorial Content Developer

Position Purpose

Work with the Executive Content Developer and Senior Content Developer to project manage the development phase of new product development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with vendors and freelance writers developing content to ensure that content guidelines are observed
  • Review, edit, and approve manuscript and production stages, working directly with copyeditors, graphic designers, and photo researchers
  • Incorporate feedback (based on defined review stages) from Professional Development, Sales and Marketing, Editorial management, and outside reviewers and consultants
  • Develop and maintain writing and editing guidelines
  • Request and review vendor and writer samples and provide vendor feedback as necessary to ensure quality control
  • Attend regularly scheduled status meetings with Executive Content Developer or Senior Content Developer to report on workflow and content issues
  • Create or update Product Library documentation
  • Communicate with Sales and Marketing to support the development of sales support tools
  • Complete Product Data Management entry based on defined workflow milestone
  • Work with the Correlations Manager to create and/or review state or competition correlations to ensure that they accurately address standards and topics.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by reviewing pullouts, space ads, pre-pub flyers, and other sales support tools for accuracy and completeness
  • Read professional journals to increase market and pedagogical knowledge
  • Attend department and weekly product status meetings
  • Complete time tracking documentation on a weekly basis

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher
  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a real plus)
  • Superior writing, editing and project management skills
  • Current  knowledge of language, literacy and content issues
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
  • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work collaboratively with other departments (e.g., design and marketing)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Teaching experience is a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees. We offer health benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision as well as, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com.  Please include salary history and target in your letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sales Support Representative, NYC

Position Purpose

Collaborate with and provide support to NYC house representatives by effectively overseeing and responding to requests for information, materials and support on a timely basis so that the NYC team and Sales Support Manager can raise awareness of our products, greater penetrate the NYC market and produce consistent sales growth.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with house sales representatives to identify sales opportunities, facilitate and support their sales efforts; identify and provide special support needed to increase sales; provide guidance for custom sales; participate in development of sales strategy, samplers, promotions and proposal writing; monitor follow up for priority leads, support and attend local conferences and exhibits as needed
  • Create custom samplers; send out product samplers
  • Help develop special product configurations for custom sales that will meet specific customers’ needs
  • Correspond with customers; gather and submit feedback from sales representatives and/or customers on products, customer service, fulfillment and other issues
  • Pull invoices and tracking information within either ACUMEN or any new system
  • Participate in planning and execution of Invitationals/Presentations
  • Keep a NYC specific calendar
  • Notify the appropriate Sales Representative when their customer contacts the general customer service number
  • Work with Exhibits Manager to plan for local exhibits
  • Submit and oversee requests for customer specific correlations
  • Use CRM (not Zoho) effectively to identify and track opportunities

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities and highly flexible in responding to changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills
  • Professional orientation and demeanor (able to handle and respond to external requests in a timely and courteous manner)
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, flexible and a quick learner

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Customer Technology Support

Position Purpose

Act as liaison with our internal development and operations teams and external technology partners, as well as our marketing, sales and professional development teams to help ensure a positive customer experience with our educational technology products.

In this position, you will be responsible for managing a customer service team that provides support and information to the end-user of our technology products. You’ll interact directly with customers, sales reps, and internal departments and/or outside vendors to quickly resolve customer issues. As the manager of this team, you will:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with school district administrative and technical personnel to ensure successful technology implementations, keeping sales management and sales reps informed.
  • Develop information and resources and provide training to help customer service representatives successfully address the most common technology product questions.
  • Collaborate with professional development, marketing and sales to manage customer technology transitions when there is a product upgrade, new release, or user interface change. Proactively develop a plan of action for internal staff as well as for customers and communicate and follow up on that plan.
  • Identify and document technical problems and escalate them to the development team for resolution and follow up with customers, communicating these problems with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Collect and field customer requests relative to technology product modifications, improvements, and enhancements for future development evaluation and share those requests with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Host webinars and/or conference calls with customers for demonstration purposes keeping appropriate sales reps informed.
  • Support sales efforts by managing the creation and maintenance of populated demonstration sites so that the sales reps can more effectively demonstrate and sell our digital products.
  • Work with internal training and development teams to assist in the creation of user guides and other training materials, updating them as needed.
  • Create and distribute metric reports that summarize department activity, productivity, and efficiency
  • Monitor, document, and share customer trends that potentially warrant further analysis and action by the Company with management, professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives to grow our digital products customer base.
  • Interview, hire, and train new employees.
  • Complete employee performance evaluation

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a customer support team.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer systems and software and solid understanding of technology applications.
  • Excellent customer service and high level problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with Sales and Training Teams.
  • Ability to communicate and transfer knowledge clearly and effectively in a non-technical manner.
  • Comfortable in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in Education or Publishing Industry preferred.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Product Manager

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental books and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life.

Position Purpose:

To drive and develop our core and supplemental products

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, developing and promoting the core and supplemental print products
  • Help define product strategy for core and supplemental product offerings
  • Work with customers, sales, marketing and professional services to gain an understanding of customer needs, position offerings, and to help identify new revenue opportunities
  • Support professional services and sales through training, strategic advice, and timely information
  • Drive, develop and maintain product sales story and disseminate message to field personnel
  • Work with digital team to ensure that the digital product features/functions meet customer needs

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business, or Marketing
  • 3-5 years Product Management experience
  • Knowledge of Educational/Literacy market within Publishing
  • K-8 experience a plus
  • Excellent communicator
  • Create digital presentation
  • Understanding/experience with digital products
  • An educator’s perspective will be highly valued in this position

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Software Engineer

Do you want to REALLY make a difference as a software engineer? Benchmark Education is the most innovative provider of instruction in K-12 Education – improving our world every day by inspiring children to read, to learn, and to become college and career ready – and we are looking for a few great additions. Just be Agile-addicted, passionate about great code, and driven to teach us what you know and constantly learn while on our team.

Position Purpose

Integral part of one of Benchmark’s Scrum Teams, groups of highly productive technologists who thrive on finding new and better ways to help teachers generate outstanding educational results in and out of their classrooms.  Design, develop, implement, and then operate intuitive custom software capabilities that help students learn.

We respect and inspire technical depth and breadth through a constant need to learn, grow, and improve how we work and what we can achieve. A working knowledge and passion for code that leverages the best techniques available is key.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Passionately architect, code, and advocate for enterprise software abilities: scalability, reliability, monitor-ability, maintainability, reusability, autonomics…
  • Design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance custom software and database application capabilities.
  • Act as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a “do what it takes” attitude to ensure product and team success.
  • Actively participate in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, in-sprint testing, automated regression testing, demonstrations, retrospectives, and solution releases.
  • Generate relevant metrics that help the team and members see how they are doing.
  • Support the development of product roadmaps.
  • Participate in estimating backlog items.
  • Support release planning with conceptual design and development and the refinement of software engineering practices.
  • Decompose backlog items into the software tasks based on the desired software architecture.
  • Actively contribute to our Agile Community and the self-improvement or our teams and members.
  • Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool and solution components.
  • Ensure product quality and timeliness of work, provide advice and guidance, and resolve problems to meet objectives.

Job Requirements

  • College degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong software development background, with a minimum of two years’ experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach.
  • Passion for software abstraction and reuse.
  • Experience with commercial software development in PHP (preferred), Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Python.
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Javascript, XML/XSLT/CSS, database solutions (SQL and noSQL), scripting, virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), information exchanges, data warehouses, reporting, web applications, offline web applications, Object Oriented Development, SOAs, Queuing, Security controls, Automated testing, UML, Class diagrams, n-tier solutions.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments.
  • Ability to identify and manage risk.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of software engineering tools to support process improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team.
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, configuration management, quality assurance, and release management.
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Benchmark Education is proud of our many long-term partnerships with our customers. We take their teaching missions as our own, always aiming to improve our level of service. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter. 

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.