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Digital Product Assistant

Zaner-Bloser is an educational curricula and digital resources provider in language arts/literacy. Our flexible, customizable solutions support educators in their mission to help students learn. We provide distinctive and effective educational products and services to inspire all students to become lifelong learners and partner with educators to improve results in the classroom. With an ever-growing number of digital technologies and evolving research shaping the education landscape, Zaner-Bloser is committed to meeting schools’ needs today and in the future. As a Highlights Company, Zaner-Bloser is driven to always do what's right for children and to strive to make a significant contribution to their education.

Digital Production Assistant

The digital product specialist is a savvy multitasker that will help the digital production team produce quality learning software. The digital product specialist will work with the director of digital product development to help the team stay organized, and to help facilitate communication with other departments.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the development of digital products (such as web-based interactives and online books) using ZB’s proprietary tools
  • Design mockups for digital product that adhere to the ZB style.
  • Video production and editing (using After Effects)
  • Help the team stay organized by creating and updating documentation regarding our digital products’ capabilities and functionality.
  • Help to ensure that all digital products are user-tested and that quality assurance standards are met before release
  • Proactively identify potential problems and opportunities to improve applications and processes
  • Occasional customer and field staff technical support for digital products
  • Become a source of knowledge for ZB’s digital products and communicate technical concepts clearly to non-technical staff
  • Ability to creatively problem solve under various constraints (time, cost, manpower)

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • 1+ years of experience in a product or software development environment
  • 4+ years of experience creating and manipulating audio/visual digital media (Photoshop, Audition, After Effects)
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Audition, After Effects, and Flash/Animate)
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Quick learner and eager to learn new things
  • Able to handle multiple moving projects at once
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

Zaner-Bloser, a Highlights Company, is a mission driven organization.  We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. Through the work we do and as an inclusive corporate community, we are dedicated to cultivating our best selves in our workplace.  We aim to hire talent that strives for excellence while doing the work they love, by enhancing the lives of kids and families.  We come together with a common purpose because, we believe children are the world's most important people. 

Position is located at Zaner-Bloser business headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Please apply online: www.highlights.com/working-for-highlights/job-listings

Zaner-Bloser is an EEO/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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