Newsela Overview

  • New York, NY
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2012
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights. Backed by Franklin Templeton, Kleiner Perkins, Zuckerberg Education Ventures, and TCV, among other leading venture capital firms, we’re ...
Mission: Our mission: Meaningful classroom learning for every student. We're dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. By publishing high-interest content daily at five reading levels for grades K-12, Newsela not only builds students' reading skills, it ...

Company Updates

October 14, 2021
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Big things are happening! We are extremely excited to announce we recently completed our first acquisitions. With the addition of HapYak Interactive Video and Fluent City to the Newsela team, we are quickly expanding our ability to bring you even more engaging, interactive content for your classroom.
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Newsela breaks into interactive educational video with first acquisition
September 2, 2021
Today, we at Newsela are celebrating! The bar has been raised for accessibility and equity in education. Illinois just passed a new WCAG bill that will ensure significant support for students with disabilities.
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Celebrating landmark accessibility legislation in Illinois

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"Great people and mission"

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Some of the best people in EdTech, mission driven company


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Newsela Interviews

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Employee Referral17%

  1. Marketing Content Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Newsela (United States) in Oct 2021


    I've been interested in working at Newsela for a long time and was excited to be considered for this position. While the initial interviews (phone screen and 1:1) went great and I loved the people I got to meet, I was unexpectedly rejected ~24 hours before my scheduled interview with the Chief Marketing Officer. It was very disrespectful to schedule an interview with someone at the executive level only to pull the plug shortly before said interview. The process also felt extremely rushed. I was scheduled for multiple interviews before receiving my sample task, then asked to fast-track my sample task so that the team could review before the already scheduled interviews.

    It's a real shame, because this experience really put me off from ever applying at Newsela again. I had a really great view of the company before this.

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Newsela Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Startup EmployersForbes2021
  • Best Engineering TeamComparably2021
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For in NYCBusiness Insider2021
  • Best OutlookComparably2021
  • Best Perks & BenefitsComparably2020

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  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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...Pay for SDR is okay and benefits are decent....

July 27, 2021

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