Expression of Interest: Sales Development Representative


We are inviting professionals with a background in sales, education, or edtech industries who are thinking about their next move or looking for a new opportunity. Please note this does not necessarily mean we have a current opening. We are expanding our talent pool for our ongoing Sales Development Representative openings.

Newsela's SDR Talent Pool is designed to:

  • Help us continually hire great talent for our frequent SDR openings. 

  • Provide an opportunity for candidates interested in joining Newsela to learn about our SDR role and the team.

Newsela's Talent Pool process:

You will express your interest through an application. On completion, you will be added to our growing talent pool and contacted as new opportunities arise.

The role:

As a Sales Development Representative (SDR) you will work across Newsela’s Sales organization to support aggressive growth by researching, prospecting through calls and emails, and qualifying leads in order to build pipeline for Field Reps and our Customer Success Team. Your days will be composed of responding to inbound inquiries, proactive cold outreach to potential new customers, and providing online product demonstrations that draw prospects into initial discovery calls and identify key needs that ultimately lead to qualified opportunities for our Sales team.

Why you'll love this role: 

  • You will collaborate within the Sales organization to inform strategy and process that enhances sales performance

  • You will be part of a team that has incredible support through sales training and enablement, as well as through marketing and operations

  • As the initial point of contact with prospects, you’ll represent the future of education, enhancing how districts and teachers engage students, and helping provide approaches that allow educators to design customized learning for different levels of reader

  • Your feedback from the market will also help drive future product enhancements

Why you're a great fit:  

  • You have 1+ year of lead generation or inside sales experience

  • Your pipeline generation experience includes engaging prospects through email and  phone conversations that lead to qualified meetings

  • You leverage your experience and sales process training to tactfully manage a pipeline to meet and exceed team goals 

  • You are familiar with sales platforms such as Salesloft,, or Yesware 

  • You are an excellent communicator who can truly empathize with the challenges our different buyers face 

  • You’re able to establish clear value propositions that connect buyer/user needs to the product and services we offer 

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and use your creativity when partnering with team members to ensure flawless execution

Base compensation range: $55,000 + OTE. Total compensation for this role also includes a variable component, incentive stock options, benefits  in addition to base salary. This compensation range may be adjusted based on actual experience.


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