Careers at Novel Effect

Bring the story to life with us

Our mission

Novel Effect is here to help parents and educators find more joy, learning, and connection with their children and students as they read aloud together. It’s incredibly fulfilling to know that your work supports grown-ups as they guide children on their path to literacy, and brighter futures. We care deeply about our mission and take pride in our commitment to children and their grown-ups.

 

Who we are

We are dreamers, musicians, educators, librarians, artists, and entrepreneurs who are serious about making read-alouds magical for children so they create a lifelong love of reading!

 

Why join us

If you are the type that likes to have fun, is willing to jump in and learn, is passionate about children and education, and is committed to making an impact – join us. We offer competitive salaries, stock options, 401K, healthcare benefits, unlimited vacation, and flexible working hours; we are location agnostic.

Who we are

We are dreamers, musicians, educators, librarians, artists, parents, and entrepreneurs who are serious about making read-alouds magical for children so they create a lifelong love of reading!

Why join us

If you are the type that likes to have fun, is willing to jump in and learn, is passionate about children and education, and is committed to making an impact – join us. We offer competitive salaries, stock options, 401K, healthcare benefits, unlimited vacation, and flexible working hours; we are location agnostic.

We're Hiring

Novel Effect is looking for film/game composers and sound designers to create soundscapes for our catalog and implement them into our books using our proprietary authoring tool. The ideal candidates will have the ability to create world class interactive music and audio that supports the story (such as ambience, sound effects, character voices, and musical underscore), while leaving sonic space for spoken narration. Candidates should be strong communicators, with the ability to take feedback. Experience with children’s content, adaptive music/audio, game audio middleware, and scoring to picture is helpful.

 

Location: Remote

 

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We’re looking for an individual who is creative, visionary, and organized. The Senior Designer brings a strong sense of design and conceptual ability, as well as excellent technical skills to creative projects across the business. This role will be working on both brand and content marketing campaigns, consumer products, strategic presentations, and brand partnerships. Day to day your focus is on creating compelling work for digital experiences from concept to production in partnership with the marketing, design, and product teams.

You Have:

  • 5+ years experience in creative agency or in-house with a digital consumer application
  • An online portfolio with samples of your work and descriptions of your contributions to the project
  • Expertise designing in Adobe creative suite, deck building in Google Slides, Figma, Sketch
  • BFA or BA in Graphic Design or related field
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and can manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment 
  • A history of working in all forms of media; Web UX experience and web prototyping is a plus but not required
  • You seek out inspiration early and proactively ask for feedback as you develop your ideas. Openly receive feedback; find opportunities to make your work stronger.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a thorough understanding of Novel Effect’s current products (soundscapes, mobile apps, company values, etc.)
  • Concept, present, and execute high-quality creative solutions for a variety of campaigns and initiatives.
  • Communicate the value and mission of Novel Effect in designs for seasonal campaigns, performance marketing, newsletters, social media, splash pages, etc.
  • Bring a cohesive visual brand across touchpoints with attention to craft and detail.
  • Collaborate on brand and design projects with internal and external partners, share learnings, offer creative feedback, and lean into Novel Effect’s mission.
  • Partner with other team members to creatively scale brand consistency and engagement across our business in marketing, product, people, sales, web and beyond.
  • Stay on top of trends and market demands to offer the best creative solutions.
  • Deliver clever design solutions that are grounded and strategically sound. Make it beautiful.

Location: Remote

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You will be responsible for creating engaging, intuitive, and functional mobile experiences in a detail-oriented and fast paced environment.

  •  Bachelor’s degree with a strong portfolio or minimum 3-5 years experience as a user experience or user interface designer
  • Demonstrated understanding of user-centered design principles across various platforms, devices, and channels
  • A demonstrated enthusiasm for learning services that support kids, families, and educators
  • Proficiency with design software and prototyping tools
  • Strong creative, organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, specifically in regards to articulating design concepts and decisions

 

Location: Remote

 

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You will be responsible for producing highly efficient and consistent Android experience across various hardware configurations. Although this position is initially focused on Android, it has potentials to involve more advanced technologies, like speech recognition, audio processing, AI/DL, etc.

  • Minimum BS degree in Computer Science, MS or PhD is a plus.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience as a mobile developer, ideally on Android. Kotlin experience is a plus. Experience on other mobile platforms is also helpful.
  • Proficient in creating high-performance and consistent UI/UX across a wide variety of Android devices.
  • Familiar with Android’s latest architecture components. 
  • Comfortable in diving into AOSP code if needed.
  • Familiar with 3rd party open source Android frameworks is a plus.
  • Experience in AR, speech recognition, audio processing or AI/DL is a big plus.
  • Think out of box and be an active learner.


Authorization to work in the United States is a condition of employment.
Visa sponsorship is not available.

 

Location: Remote

 

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You will be responsible for producing highly efficient and consistent iOS experience across various hardware configurations. Although this position is initially focused on iOS, it has potentials to involve more advanced technologies, like speech recognition, audio processing, AI/DL, etc.

  • Minimum BS degree in Computer Science, MS or PhD is a plus.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience as a mobile developer, ideally on iOS. Swift experience is required. Experience on other mobile platforms is also helpful.
  • Proficient in creating high-performance and consistent UI/UX across a wide variety of Apple devices.
  • Familiar with Apple OS’s latest architecture components. 
  • Experience in AR, speech recognition, audio processing or AI/DL is a big plus.
  • Think out of box and be an active learner.

 

Authorization to work in the United States is a condition of employment.
Visa sponsorship is not available.

 

Location: Remote

 

Apply now