Education Product and Content Specialist

Company: OTC Direct, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Essential Functions
1. Generates item level concepts for the Education Market based on internal department performance results, assortment gaps, trends and opportunities in Elementary Education
2. Develops necessary content and copy for all new Educational items
3. Writes, proofreads, edits and makes recommendations for improvements on education solution product designs that contain copy to ensure accuracy and grammatical correctness and minimize errors
4. Collaborates with Product Designers to ensure content and designs of new Educational products are age and grade appropriate and attributed correctly and will enhance children’s learning potential
5. Leads development and maintains product specifications
6. Collaborates with other educators to get necessary input on potential new items and content – this may include testing and research in classrooms
7. Stays abreast of industry trends, standards, themes, materials, techniques and competition by attending Educational tradeshows, competitive shopping, reviewing industry publications, etc.  Reports pertinent information back to Divisional Merchandise Manager, team members, Product Development, and Social Team
8. Collaborates regularly with other departments, including Creative, Studio, and Social
9. Prepare and complete product projects for photography and social content
10. Abides by all policies and procedures of Oriental Trading Company
11. Maintains regular, predictable attendance
12. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice
13. Work in the Merchandising Department office environment requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors

Marginal Functions
1. Performs other duties and projects as assigned
2. Assist merchandising with product set up, attribution, and planning as necessary

Here's what you need to join the fun!

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Excellent writing, proofing and editing skills
2. Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for enhancing the education of children
3. Knowledge of current Elementary Education teaching standards and requirements for grades PreK-6
4. Creativity to develop concepts and content that will generate enthusiasm and engagement among educators, children, and parents
5. Ability to work creatively within the pressure of deadlines
6. Excellent organizational and time management skills – ability to multi-task
7. Must have an excellent attitude and be receptive to input from and collaboration with others
8. Experience in Macintosh platform and Microsoft programs
9. Ability to perform job in a safe manner

• Bachelor’s of Education or Elementary Education Degree
• Master’s Degree in Education or related field preferred
• Minor or secondary degree in English, Literature, Communications or Creative Writing preferred

• Minimum of five years experience as an Elementary Educator. 
• Previous experience in writing, proofing and editing copy.

Equipment Utilization
Uses all drawing tools, Macintosh computers, PCs, Microsoft applications and peripheral equipment, various printers and office copiers. Art and craft materials and tools also utilized.

Dimensions of Responsibility
Responsible for generating concepts and content for the Educational Market.   Responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners including Merchandising, Creative, E-Commerce, Sourcing, Social Content and our overseas vendors. 

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    Oriental Trading Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Company  ( is the nation’s leading direct marketer of value-priced novelties, toys and party supplies andwelcomes talented, motivated people who want to build a meaningful career and Make The World More Fun!

    Oriental Trading Company is the nation's largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties. Recognized as one of the Top 20 Internet Retailers based on customer satisfaction, Oriental Trading offers over 40,000 products to consumers, educators, businesses and non-profit organizations. Oriental Trading employs approximately 1,600 employees and makes the world more fun with items ranging from pink flamingos and wedding favors to holiday decorations, educational games and crafts. In 2013, Oriental Trading acquired MindWare, an award-winning creator and manufacturer of educational toys and in 2014, acquired SmileMakers, the leader in patient giveaways and practice promotion products. Oriental Trading is a Berkshire Hathaway company. 


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