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ViacomCBS Director, Learning Design & Impact in New York, New York

About The Brand

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 Learning Design & Impact Director will work with key internal and external partners to develop compelling and evidence-informed learning content for young children. You will play a key role in ensuring our learning and impact priorities advance our diversity, representation and inclusion goals across content, partnerships and audience development. The Director will also manage key organizational partnerships with scientific, cultural and community organizations. This role is based out of our NYC office and will report to the SVP of Learning and Impact.


  • Lead cross-functional teams in the establishment of learning, concepting and content creation initiatives

  • Ensure that our learning and impact priorities advance our diversity, equity and inclusion goals across content, partnerships, and audience development

  • Help lead learning team efforts to build effective digital learning designs, from concepting and scripting to user experience and delivery across platforms

  • Collaborate with curriculum advisors to write and edit skills and knowledge briefs based on Noggin’s learning framework; support creative teams’ translation of the briefs into new interactive and short-form content

  • Drive learning and content teams in establishing partnerships with leading educational, scientific and cultural institutions

  • Assist in ensuring timely application and ongoing professional support for the adoption of Noggin’s learning framework among creative and programming staff.

  • Support EVP and SVP, Learning and Impact in establishing long-term thought leadership and brand visibility strategy

  • Support SVP in the development of internal and externally-facing professional learning workshops and seminars (Noggin U)

  • Establish regular “formative” research process to inform effective content design and delivery. Assist research and insights team to use qualitative and quantitative data to inform new approaches to learning-led content development.

  • Document, update and gain public visibility for Noggin’s framework for early learning and child development

  • Activate new learning analytic data system to drive improved content experiences and educational outcomes. Assist in devising “meta-tagging” system for content

  • Collaborate with SVP Learning and Impact and Senior Director in development of long-range educational impact strategy

  • Lead preparation and delivery of presentations for internal/ external audiences

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional experience in education, product development, and interactive learning design. Experience in research on digital media use, application and outcomes

  • Substantive expertise in early childhood development, evidence-based learning practices, professional development, and interactive design

  • Ability to translate learning expertise to digital content development clearly and optimally

  • Specialist writer for internal and public audiences, and strong communicator

  • Proven track record in partnership development and public affairs

  • Experience informing quantitative and qualitative research, with a particular focus on family engagement, diversity and inclusion, and learning outcomes

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education, child development and/or interactive design preferred

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with creative design teams that drives collaboration among multi-disciplinary staff members

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with clear delivery timelines;

  • Sense of humor and excellent people skills a must!

  • Experience in both start-up and large firms preferred

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Brand Noggin

Function Product Management

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-14913