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Victory Productions continues to develop its select database of highly experienced editorial and publishing professionals. For many projects, we call on our extensive network of freelance specialists—writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, compositors, photographers, illustrators—to assemble the right team to match the content needs of each job.

We are always looking for freelancers in graphic design, page composition, illustration, writing, and editing. We are also currently accepting résumés for the positions below.

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  • Senior Editor (Science)

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company which partnered with major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by digital technology and began producing dozens of varied online products. In the last five years Victory has been noted for its excellence in high-stakes assessment testing and production tools. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to national and international educators and classrooms.

    Position Summary

    On-site position based in Worcester, MA.

    Victory Productions is seeking an experienced and creative Senior Editor with a strong background in science and who is knowledgeable about digital curriculum development at the K-12 level. The ideal candidate should be fluent in the latest educational practices, experienced in creating digital resources, familiar with interactive learning objects and have a strong math background.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Editor is responsible for the creation of print and digital content while overseeing the adherence to high quality standards. The Senior Editor will create, edit, revise, and/or rewrite material, ensuring that the delivered product:

    • is instructionally accurate, pedagogically sound and technically precise
    • supports the desired instructional objectives as defined by the client
    • aligns with current standards and client guidelines
    • meets established client criteria, schedules, and expectations.

    Additional responsibilities include managing editors and writers under his or her supervision.

    Essential Functions and Expectations:

    1. Serves as the editorial content lead with primary responsibility for overseeing projects through editorial development stages and supervising in-house editorial staff.
    2. Studies all prototypes, guidelines, checklists, and style manuals to understand the requirements for a project; monitors and critiques the work of editors and freelance writers, and participates in the preparation or revision of project materials.
    3. Manages time and resources to meet all internal and external schedule deadlines and milestones.
    4. Attends project meetings, both internally and externally when required, with clients, and contributes relevant information about content, schedule, and issues to be resolved. The Senior Editor works collaboratively with colleagues in the same or other departments to complete projects on time and according to specifications.
    5. Helps to develop the skills of editors and freelance writers through mentoring and appropriate feedback.
    6. Achieves professional growth by seeking and acting on performance feedback, extending specific content knowledge and becoming familiar with instructional issues and current pedagogical trends.

    Internal Relationships

    Management
    • Reports to the Editorial Director
    Interactions
    • Interacts with project coordinators, clients, freelancers, editors, and quality control staff.

    Qualifications

    Required
    1. Demonstrates a strong, specialized understanding of science content development at the K-12 level, including familiarity with the new Next Generation Science Standards.
    2. Familiar with instructional learning models associated with digital content delivery, storyboarding, and wireframe creation.
    3. Five or more years of experience creating and/or editing science materials at the K-12 level (ideally has experience with science curriculum development at either the state or district level).
    4. Two or more years of experience managing others and/or classroom teaching experience at the middle or high school levels.
    5. A highly experienced grasp of the general publishing process, including editorial, graphic services, copyediting, and proofreading along with an understanding of technology publishing processes like scripting interactive learning objects and game development.
    6. A bachelor’s degree in science, computer and technical education, English, communication studies, journalism, education, or a related field; equivalent work experience may be substituted for such a degree.
    7. A positive “can do” attitude at all times and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to solve problems whenever necessary.
    8. Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as active and attentive listening skills.
    9. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience with eLearning software (like Storyline or Captivate), project management software, and an ability to quickly learn Victory’s own relational databases in FileMaker.
    Preferred
    1. Strong familiarity with technology applications and web-based e-learning software including script writing, storyboard development, and wireframe creation.
    2. Understands assessment (design, parameters, and applications) as it relates to delivering classroom instruction.
    3. Has some game development experience, ideally in science at the middle or high school levels.
    4. Familiar with the engineering/design process in NGSS and its relationship to the levels of science inquiry.
    5. A proven record of being a team player, as well as an ability to work independently and get along with others.

    Compensation

    • Salary range dependent on experience.
    • Health and 401(k) plans.

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning—the use of integrated media and technologies such as eBooks, video, online courses, and social interaction—is an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of big data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the United States.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBooks textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics and Personal Finance series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track state standards (as early as 2004).
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content-rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms:

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, websites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products and modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide a full array of publishing services, from the conception and creation of an innovative new product to the speedy completion of a basal program.

    Come be a part of Victory’s team!

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    Job Posted: October 2014

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  • Data Scientist

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. In the last five years Victory has burst onto the high stakes assessment scene being noted for its innovation. Victory provides a fast pace team environment that fosters collaboration among in-house content and technology teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to design educational materials that inspire authentic student learning experiences.

    Position Summary

    Victory Productions formed its subsidiary, Metacog, to create revolutionary big data solutions for the field of education. We are seeking a seasoned Data Scientist/ AWS Developer to help grow our Metacog Big Data Learning Analytics team in Worcester, MA. Metacog measures how learners tackle challenges (within assessments, simulations, casual and serious games, performance tasks, etc.). As you can imagine, this is a lot more data than simply scores or grades. We want someone who can work with our Educational Data Mining Experts and build engines to analyze, score, and surface learning pathways and patterns. If you want to power the next generation of adaptive learning and continuous assessment solutions and provide learners with real-time, dynamic and interactive prescriptive guidance, talk to us. You will be instrumental in developing the next generation learning and assessment technologies that will be key in shaping the future of our education system.

    Responsibilities

    • Architect and implement the company's Big Data system using AWS Cloud services (Kinesis, EC2, S3, Auto-Scaling, Load-Balancer, Cloud Watch).
    • Implement data models developed by our learning scientists for deeper understanding around learning in interactive digital spaces, including educational games, simulations, and technology enhanced assessment items
    • Build and interpret probabilistic models of complex, highly-dimensional datasets.
    • Write semantic classification algorithms using a combination of Python, Java, C, C++, Scala, Scalding, R, Julia etc.
    • Organize, analyze, retrieve, classify, and report on student json clickstream and log data streams.
    • Design and execute software at production scale by utilizing machine learning and data mining techniques to estimate learning efficacy and clusters of learning styles.
    • Develop and/or assist in the creation of advanced Data visualizations to transform information into insights (like D3.js or Famo.us) These visualizations will be utilized for learning domain experts to identify how to tackle student misconceptions, as well as to discover opportunities to optimize emergent learning pathways.
    • Oversee the entire data processing cycle, including: data collection, normalization, extraction, and cleansing (ETL).
    • Apply advanced data and parallel programming frameworks (Spark or Map/Reduce) to effect real-world solutions. We seek a skilled practitioner who can also advance the state of the art.
    • Present to all levels of the organization including peers, senior management, and external customers.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • AWS, EC2 with AMI, Kinesis, CloudFront, CloudWatch, SES, Elastic BeanStalk Machine Learning, Quantitative Analysis, Python, Pig, Scalding, Auto-Scaling, Load Balancing, C++/C, SQL, NoSQL, Linux. Frameworks like Sails, Yii, Stripes, Angular JS, Ember JS, Backbone JS, jQuery.
    • Experience with modeling data and designing feature sets in supervised and unsupervised machine learning and predictive techniques with Python, Mahout or other languages implementing data analysis such as: Bayesian Classification and Regression Trees, Random Forests, Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Clustering (e.g. K-nn, fuzzy clustering, real-time clustering), association rules, correlation mining and Deep Machine Learning, etc.
    • Implementation of Big Data systems such as Hadoop, HBase, Spark, Shark, Storm, Cassandra, Kafka, Apache Drill, MemcacheD or other including knowledge on Linux server configs (Cron, Init, Bash, Net Configs)
    • Experience implementing and maintaining cloud based massively parallel/massively distributed computing infrastructures.
    • Knowledge of distributed algorithms and how to analyze them
    • Functional data-aware languages (Python, Mathematica or F#) are a plus.
    • Experience with visualization tools and methods – like Tableau or ZoomData - social network analysis and creative data visualization (e.g. heat mapping, radial, and vector-based visualizations) especially designing visualizations for non-specialists and educators.
    • 5+ years of application in a broad range of statistical concepts, including predictive and applied statistical modeling. Should have programming experience in Python, R, MPlus, Stata, Matlab, SPSS or other statistical packages.
    • 4+ years of Expertise in analytical and algorithmic design.
    • Experienced in Scala and Java.
    • Masters (Math, Statistics, CS or physics preferred), Ph.D. or other pertinent industry experience preferred.
    • Participation in Kaggle, KDD Cup (or other) competitions a plus
    • Excellent communications skills including the ability to translate and present findings as well as being an innovative thinker with a passion for improving learning.

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    Job Posted: January 2015

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  • Technology Project Manager

    Company Overview

    Victory Productions was founded in 1995 as a content development, design, and composition company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. In the last five years Victory has also become noted for excellence in high stakes assessment. Today, Victory offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with impeccable project management. Victory’s nimble and decisive environment fosters collaboration among in-house teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to bring inspired products to fruition.

    Position Summary

    Onsite Position Based In Worcester, Ma.

    Responsibilities

    Victory Productions Inc. is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Technology Project Manager for our main office in Worcester, MA. The Technology Project Manager will oversee and contribute to projects involving high quality and innovative educational technology solutions for K-12 and Higher Education, including: educational games, simulations, interactive assessments, content delivery platforms, authoring platforms, and big data APIs.

    Essential Functions and Expectations
    • Assist overseeing and managing the technology operations for the company.
    • Do preliminary technology research for solutions for proposal response.
    • Work closely with Director of Digital Solutions, and the sales team to provide detailed and accurate scope of effort, and resource estimates for the RFI, RFP and bidding processes.
    • Provide technical analysis and recommendations for new projects.
    • Create documents that specify strategy, assessment, or design in a way that delivers obvious value to the client and is understandable by any stakeholder.
    • Work closely with the product owner and business analyst to develop a deep understanding of project business goals, and functional and non-functional requirements.
    • Maintain and communicate a clear vision of product roadmap.
    • Manage project sprints and provide accurate and timely information, and metrics on project progress, risks, and allotted resource hours.
    • Recruit, hire, mentor, oversee, and motivate cross-function project resources.
    • Other duties assigned.
    Management

    Reports to the Director, Digital Solutions.

    Interaction

    Interacts with Victory, Linden and Metacog employees and contractors as needed to accomplish the function.

    Interacts with customers and potential customers and vendors.

    Qualifications

    The Technology Project Manager will be:

    • An effective communicator with a well established track record of close collaboration with, and management of, internal software engineers, freelance resources, UX and UI designers, and product owners.
    • A technical leader with 4+ years of experience managing project based development teams and external contractors.
    • An engineer with 3+ years of developing platforms and software solutions using a variety of languages.
    • Experience with scrum/agile methodology and project management with a proven track record of maintaining high engagement, commitment and participation from the development team.
    • Experience with technology project tracking systems.
    • Able to travel within the U.S. and internationally when required.

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated medias and technologies like eBooks, videos, print, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the US.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBook Textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track standards as early as 2004.
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms.

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks Textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, Web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products, modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide the full array of publishing services from the conception, creation and marketing for emerging educational products and technologies. Come be a part of our team!

    Submit: Cover letter and résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: January 2015

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  • Frontend Developer (Junior level)

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. In the last five years Victory has burst onto the high stakes assessment scene being noted for its innovation. Victory provides a fast pace team environment that fosters collaboration among in-house content and technology teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to design educational materials that inspire authentic student learning experiences.

    Position Summary

    This is a fast moving and creative position where you will work directly with our Director of Digital Solutions and in-house and off-shore technical teams, performing various development and production work related to Victory’s digital educational solutions.

    Onsite position based in Worcester, MA.

    Responsibilities

    You will be responsible for performing various technical tasks related to the creation of our digital education products and services. This position requires someone who enjoys a variety of assignments in their work. The role could encompass some project management work if the applicant chosen has a background and/or interest and aptitude for such work.

    Your job will involve Javascript, CSS, front-end development, and production tasks for the technology department, such as:

    • Graphical production tasks.
    • Data preparation tasks.
    • Audio production tasks.

    Management

    Reports to the Director, Digital Solutions

    Interacts with our technology department and offshore development teams.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    Required:
    • Javascript
    • HTML5
    • Data Manipulation
    Preferred:
    • XML
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Excel
    • GREP
    • Design UX
    • Wireframing
    • Project Management experience is big plus

    Compensation

    • Salary range depending on experience.
    • Health Care

    HOW VICTORY PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

    Victory is already a recognized innovator in electronic media. Blended learning, the use of integrated medias and technologies like eBooks, videos, print, online courses and social interaction, are an integral part of the company’s development efforts. We’re also leading the way in the research of Big Data applications for education. This expertise puts Victory in a leadership role in the industry, providing a meaningful contribution to the evolution of education in the US.

    Victory Productions has many industry firsts:

    • Two of the first iBook Textbooks to be sold on the iTunes Store: the Economics series and Breaking the Spanish Barrier.
    • The first K-6 online component to be submitted as an integral part of a state adoption. This 2005 K-6 social studies basal program swept California.
    • The first social studies iPad textbook app (grade 4) as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Beyond Textbooks initiative.
    • One of the first databases to track standards as early as 2004.
    • The first multi-touch LMS. Teachers choose the grade and state social studies standard to be taught. Lessons and content individualized for each student are presented, and the results are recorded and compiled.

    Victory continues to develop engaging, content rich, individualized learning experiences that are accessible at any time and available on multiple platforms.

    • Assessments (high-stakes, formative, technology-enhanced, CCSS performance tasks).
    • Basal and supplemental programs for all curriculum areas.
    • iBooks Textbooks and other EPUB platforms, iPad Apps/Mobile Apps, Web sites, online courses, LMS, LCMS, interactive labs, simulations, games, and animations.
    • HTML5 and iOS conversions and products.
    • Big Data analytics, multidimensional item-bank analytics, linguistic pattern analytics, visual grade books, natural language clustering engines, concept maps.
    • Bilingual products, modern language programs.

    Victory has the expertise to provide the full array of publishing services from the conception, creation and marketing for emerging

    Submit: Cover letter and résumé to [ERROR! Something has gone wrong. Please reload the page and ensure JavaScript is enabled.]

    Job Posted: April 2015

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  • Freelance Storyline 2 Developer

    Company Overview

    Victory was founded in 1995 as a content development company working for major educational publishers in both English and Spanish. Ten years ago the company recognized and fully embraced the opportunities afforded by technology and began producing a rich array of digital and online products. Victory provides a fast-paced team environment that fosters collaboration among in-house content and technology teams, expert freelancers, and our clients to design educational materials that inspire authentic student learning experiences.

    Position Description

    Victory is looking for freelancers to work on a Storyline 2 development project. The work will involve incorporating audio and video media assets into Storyline 2 projects as well as developing complex interactions using the trigger and quizzing features in Storyline 2, including multi-step feedback loops and multiple interactive layers.

    This project is expected to run for 3 weeks and may develop into a yearlong project.

    Requirements

    You must be highly proficient using all of Storyline 2’s features.

    Experience in graphics, the educational field, teaching, educational publishing, or instructional design are a plus.

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    Job Posted: June 2015

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