Research Manager, Preschool Learning Content – Noggin Jobs in New York, NY at Paramount
Title: Research Manager, Preschool Learning Content – Noggin
Location: New York, NY
Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.
Noggin is a leading learning service for families with preschoolers. We deliver streaming and interactive learning content that helps young kids develop skills, knowledge and passions through play with the characters they love. We also help parents help their kids thrive. A direct-to-consumer offering available on 10+ platforms, Noggin reaches families in the domestic market through standalone mobile apps, connected TV apps, and add-on channels. We are forming a team of highly motivated individuals who are eager to work in a start-up-like environment within a large media company. We need innovators and self-starters who are passionate about playful learning and comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative-led organization.
Overview and Responsibilities
The Research Manager, Preschool Learning Content, works with internal and external stakeholders to develop compelling and evidence-informed learning content for young children. The Manager conducts usability testing on digital experiences during various phases of content build and provides ongoing recommendations on how to quickly improve the product on an iterative basis. This person plays a key role in (1) developing Noggin’s playtesting protocols with an instructional and design focus, (2) helping the Noggin content and learning teams propel Noggin’s learning goals, and (3) helping Noggin deliver content to a large, growing and diverse audience. The Manager will be a critical part of promoting children’s high engagement with content and personalized learning trajectories.
Collaborate with content and learning leads to align new creative development to Noggin’s educational framework and outcome goals
Use and adapt evidence-based, developmentally appropriate research methods to test Noggin content with young children and their parents
Translate learning briefs into “playtesting” protocols to inform iterative content development from concepting and scripting to the end user experience
Test individual pieces of content and content sets to ensure they can meet the needs of children as their understanding of skills and concepts grow; assess effectiveness of user interface for children’s learning
Implement and adapt research and playtesting approaches on supplementary content development and resources (i.e., parent-child co-play activities, educator use)
Liaise with peers across content teams to share, document and implement best playtesting practices. Present research in brief reports to internal teams.
Assist with management of vendor relationships
Collaborate with the team to ensure learning designs advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals across content and audience development
5+ years of professional experience in education, research, and interactive learning design, or equivalent academic training. Experience in research on digital media use, application and outcomes
Substantive knowledge and demonstrated track record in creating effective curriculum and standards-based media design and/or technology products
Substantive expertise in early childhood development, teaching, research and evidence-based learning practices
Experience with qualitative research (In-depth Interviewing and focus group moderation) and with working directly with preschool children, preferably in an educational or research setting
Ability to translate learning expertise to digital and video content development clearly and optimally
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education, child development, research and/or learning design preferred
Strong presenter for internal audiences, and excellent communicator
Experience with creative design teams that drives collaboration among multi-disciplinary staff members
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Excellent people skills are a must!
Experience in both start-up and large enterprise companies preferred
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