Special Projects Associate


CommonLit is a nonprofit EdTech organization dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction to low-income students and students of color to prepare them for success in college and careers. We operate a free online reading and writing program, www.commonlit.org, that is used by millions of teachers and students worldwide each month. We are a quickly growing team of passionate professionals – many of whom are former teachers. Our team is now almost 100 full-time employees spread across ~20 states.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Special Projects Associate who is excited to work for a fast-paced tech startup. The ideal candidate would need to demonstrate flexibility and be extremely detail-oriented. In this role, the Special Projects Associate will support our digital library to help deliver high-priority projects. This will include data entry, copy editing, content licensing, and the assembly of the lessons and units that teachers interact with on CommonLit.org.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage work flows for multiple projects with diverse deadlines. The ideal candidate will have some background in editing, copy editing, and/or writing for a specific audience. Fluency in Spanish would be helpful but is not essential for this role.

This job is open to remote candidates (CommonLit is a remote team with a headquarters in DC for optional use), but the team begins work at 9AM EST and keeps an East Coast schedule, with some exceptions.

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and complete the application questions.


  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • 0-4 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in writing and/or copy editing
  • Strong communication skills with multiple stakeholders
  • Strategic thinker, self-starter, with strong time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and desire for feedback
  • Lived experience or work experience in communities of color


  • Edit, copyedit, digitize, and publish resources for CommonLit.org
  • Participate in multiple projects simultaneously
  • Support CommonLit’s content acquisition work
  • Develop a strong understanding of CommonLit’s digital library and how it is organized
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the curriculum department
  • Communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders across teams


  • $55,000 – $62,000 based on amount of previous work experience (plus healthcare, dental, vision, 401k, and paid parental leave)

As an equal opportunity employer, CommonLit values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.