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Hi all…sorry…did not have time to write up descriptions.

REMOTE

Contract Instructional Designers (thanks to Cecelia Munzenmaier for passing this one along!)

On-Call Training Consultant (so unusual and interesting)

Freelance Editing Positions with Edanz (once on the page, scroll down) science focused

Creative Writer, Kingdom Works (Christian media products)

Contract Editors (technology/engineering background)

Content Development Writers and Editors (all subjects)

Freelance Writers to Simplify Legalese (I have no clue on pricing…I am thinking it might not be great)

Writer, Pacific Northwest Hiking Guidebook (must live in Washington)

Online Curriculum Coordinator

Curriculum Specialist-Humanities/Literacy (remote but in Sacramento, CA -but I am not sure whether that actually means you have to live there..worth a query)

English to English Content Editor (says contract, not sure whether it’s remote)

FULL TIME/Part Time ON SITE/CONTRACT

Blended Learning Educational Projects Coordinator (NYC)

Writer and Curriculum Developer

Senior Editorial Producer (full time, contract)

Arabic Reading/Curriculum Development Consultant (it’s definitely contract, but I am not sure how much time actually needs to be spent on site in Hebron…it’s quite neat)

OTHER

Khan Academy (range of positions, some content)

Mango (language courses, opportunities for remote course developers)

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GIGS

REMOTE

Freelance copy editor-writer United Way of Northern New Jersey seeks an excellent copy editor experienced in doing a final pass for grammar and style on reports and website copy, combing for any inconsistencies in language, data, or analysis.

Developmental editor (NOTE: Primarily remote but does require occasional visit to on-site NY office) DiversityEdu has immediate need for an experienced Developmental Editor to join our eLearning content development team. The Developmental Editor will perform three main editorial functions:

    • Revise our existing online courses in diversity and inclusion skills—currently developed for the higher education and corporate sectors—for new sectors, e.g. medical, secondary education, and government.
    • Develop written curricula for in-person teaching based on the content, pedagogical principles, and interactive learning approach that define DiversityEdu learning products.
    • Edit DiversityEdu’s print and web materials: facilitators’ guides, blog posts, surveys, conference presentations, and website.

Writers/Editors Creative Content Creators (CCC) is a writing business based in Portland, Maine, specializing in providing content for international and domestic educational publishers. We are looking for subcontractors to take on individualized assignments. Writers needed immediately for Grades 9-12 ELA materials and  college level ELL materials.

iAchieve Learning Educational Blogger (once on page, scroll down for position to access application) Bloggers cover a range of topics like study strategies, homework, college information, etc.

Freelance copy editors Education company in Carlsbad is seeking freelancer Copy Editors to work remotely on projects. The projects will vary in scope, length, and payment. The work includes: Proofreading and editing documents, writing short scripts, creating and editing documents using MS Office software, other projects as assigned.

Freelance writer The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are seeking a freelance writer to draft letters to the editor, op-eds, and feature-length pieces. This position will report directly to the Executive Editor and will primarily draft pieces for experts on staff (without a byline).

Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (This is a stipend-based writing opp…but could interest some. Once on page, scroll to middle for description and hyperlink to application.) We are always in need of teachers who are interested in writing and reviewing curriculum. Even if your school or district is not a member of the partnership, you are welcome to join the project as a writer. Our writers work in teams to develop a course with the support of a development expert.

Copy Editor, Student Loan Hero Copy editors work closely with Student Loan Hero’s team of writers and editors to publish high-quality, error-free content that helps our readers answer important questions about their student loans and their finances in general.

6-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist and Content Writer Prestwick ( Candidates within commuting distance of our Delaware office—roughly equidistant between Philadelphia and Baltimore/DC—are strongly preferred. Remote arrangement (with regular travel) considered for outstanding candidate. (Requires regular travel to our DE office, so ideally no farther than a 2-hour flight away.) House is  seeking candidates for three positions, all of which require strong backgrounds in 6-12 ELA education and/or publishing: Curriculum Specialist and Content Writer, Senior Editor, and Content Writer.

Freelance Copy Editors/Proofreaders  Manning Publications seeks copy editors/proofreaders with experience editing/proofing book-length manuscripts.

Online Social Science Content Writer Achieve Test Prep is currently seeking an Online Social Science Curriculum Writer to ensure curriculum content is up to date and in line with standards, continuously improved and relevant enough to create interest in future customers.

Instructional Designer  The Project Based Instructional Designer is responsible for the building, designing, and editing digital learning courses in compliance with Arizona State University Prep Digital standards and learning structures. This position will give the intern valuable experience in understanding the curriculum development process, in using industry-leading instructional design software.

Copy Editor From an office in Columbia, MD and/or home office, the editor is responsible for executing editorial standards and protocol for all core, offline, and elective online courses (lessons, assessments, multimedia, and ancillary materials). The editor is also responsible for ensuring that edits to the curriculum conform to the predetermined, contractual agreements between Pearson Online & Blending Learning and educational partners.

NWEA Freelance Content Development Opportunities NWEA maintains high quality assessments, developed by educators with broad curricular and/or teaching background. We continue to expand our assessments by working with select individuals – current educators or professional assessment content developers – on a freelance basis under paid contract.

Freelance Item Writers CenterPoint Education Solutions is searching for freelance item writers in Mathematics and English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) to develop test items (including for both large-scale assessments and classroom-based formative assessments) in grades K-12. Freelance item writers work from home and are paid on a per-item basis. We’re especially interested in hiring current or recently retired classroom teachers, as we recognize that the best educational resources are developed by educators for educators.

TUVA  Various positions

ON SITE-FULL/PART TIME

Temporary Content Editor Franklin University is seeking a part-time temporary Content Editor to support our International Institute for Innovative Instruction. This individual will work 20 hours per week beginning in early February to complete course designs and changes.

Early Learning Instructional Designer

The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, a program of the Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking a creative, experienced instructional designer, centered on professional development, with a focus on early learning (birth to 5 years).

Senior Content Developer, Cengage National Geographic Learning content developers partner with subject matter experts to develop engaging content, primarily for Grades 6-12. As part of a high-performance team, a Social Studies/Science Senior Content Developer works with and manages in-house and out-of-house developers of educational products to clarify, strengthen, and enhance their quality.

Math Curriculum and Content Developer We are looking for a strong math curriculum developer and content creator for our Kahoot! Studio team. As a math curriculum developer at Kahoot! you will play a big part in shaping online, gamified K-12 math learning for more than 50 million of today’s and tomorrow’s middle school and high school students.

Senior Editor, ScienceVictory Productions is seeking an experienced and creative Senior Editor with a strong background in Science Content Development and assessment at the K-12 level. The candidate must be fluent in the latest science educational trends and practices

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U.S. History Writers

WEM Job Listing

A new listing on the Writing for the Education Market job board!

Company: Green Comma

Job Title: U.S. History Writers
Location: Remote
Description:

 

 

 

We are looking for EXPERIENCED ONLY US history school market writers. 3-4 writers to write student workbook pages for a a Grade 8 U.S History workbook (Colonies to Reconstruction) for TN. Total pages are 160. New pages approx. 60% (100pp) but will be able to pick up and modify some pages from already existing GA or VA workbooks, 40% (60pp),

Writers will need to provide sources for new content so as to allow us to fact check. Content picked up for existing pages will not require sources unless new ideas are introduced. Writers will spec art and map directions. Each of the pages will correlate to TN standards.

Student pages are not copy-heavy but rather a combination of a relatively short amount of text followed by one or more activities. Writing style should be student-friendly rather than scholarly. Activity types include, but are not limited to, map skills, writing prompts, and a variety of comprehension checks.

Rates: $40 per page for new; $ 25 for pickup/modifications
Duration: Week of January 16 start to end of March 2018

How to Apply: 

Sent resume/cover letter to Amit Shah: ashahgreencomma@gmail.com

Link: 

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QUESTION

Hi all,

Happy Sunday!

How does one go about getting the opportunity to write those lovely readers for publishing companies? I’ve been poking around on your websites (just wonderful…the range of experience is so inspirational!) and I see that many of you produce wonderful books…some are in collections across themes, for example.

How do these gigs come your way? Are they posted announcements? Word of mouth? Gigs on publishers’ websites? Just curious…

Feel free to respond here or to me directly.

Thanks.

Michele

 

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GIGS

REMOTE

Curriculum Designer (this says contract, but I am not sure it’s remote) Looking for a talented Curriculum Designer to design web development courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners. In this role you will determine the outcomes, scope, concepts, and technologies required for all Codecademy web development courses.

Training Consultant (neat, neat neat gig!!!) As part of the effort to expand WaterCredit via the WaterCredit Adoption offering, both in current countries of operations and to new countries, Water.org will contract with a third-party organization (Consultant) to preparing a WaterCredit Training Package. The Consultant will be responsible for the training/curriculum design, the production of training slides and materials, and the production of facilitator guides.

Content Expert, School of Health Sciences (also pretty cool)Northcentral University (NCU) is poised to launch new programs within the School of Health Sciences.  NCU is currently seeking Content Experts to design curriculum in the follow specialization(s): Health Administration, Nursing, and Nursing Practice. Develop/revise course work within the school/department.  Curriculum development may include, but is not limited to:

  • Composing course descriptions and course learning outcomes that align with program learning outcomes and/or institutional learning outcomes.
  • Write learning objectives using Bloom’s revised taxonomy that support course and program outcomes.
  • Locate or create high quality content, such as video lectures, presentation files, multimedia, web resources, and journal articles, aligned with the course learning outcomes.
  • Promote student success through appropriate scaffolding of learning tasks.
  • Justify progressive rigor throughout individual courses and entire programs.
  • Compose welcome transcripts, assessment rubrics, and teaching guides.
  • Implement standards, templates, and feedback as provided by the University and School.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate with Curriculum Development team while meeting project deadlines that usually conform to an 8-week development cycle.

Genius Plaza (several interesting gigs on the career page…worth a perusal!)

Curriculum Developer Skillcrush is on the hunt for an experienced Curriculum Writer to join our Curriculum team! This is a full-time, mid-senior level role. The Curriculum team at Skillcrush designs, develops, and measures interactive learning content that helps students transform their careers. As a Curriculum Writer, you’ll be writing new curricula and improving existing content, both on your own and in collaboration with others.

Literature Writer LitCharts is hiring writers to help expand its collection of literature guides. Writers can work from anywhere and compensation varies based on the length and difficulty of the work. Pace and schedule are flexible, though our ideal candidates will have at least 10 hours per week to spend writing LitCharts.

Edmentum (a range of opportunities…worth a scan)

Copy Editors and Book reviewers at Kirkus (scroll down once on the page)

K-5 Curriculum Math Curriculum Expert The math curriculum adviser / designer will play an important role in designing interactive curriculum content and instructional animation videos. The position requires in-depth knowledge and experience in K-5 mathematics teaching, creative flair and an ability to expressing ideas in writing and interactive formats.

Senior Instructional Designer Looking for seasoned freelancers for upcoming projects. You will be joining an internationally recognized brand that provides award-winning, world-class products and services to global Clients. You will be joining a truly dynamic and driven group of professionals. Our freelancers work from the comfort of their own home.

ON SITE FULL/PART TIME

Curriculum and Trainer Development The University of Pittsburgh’s Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs is seeking a Curriculum and Trainer Development Supervisor. This position will be responsible for oversight of the development of products and services designed to improve outcomes for agencies, children, youth, and families in the child welfare system.

Course Leader ( a bit off topic but also related…and very cool!) Highly innovative and critically acclaimed, The School of The New York Times (SoNYT), a collaboration between The New York Times and Cambridge Information Group, provides a comprehensive set of educational offerings for pre-college aged students. The Course Leader serves as a master pedagogical guide to the students over the two-week term, attending all three modules with the students (on- and off-campus). New York City History and culture, writing and Journalism, photography and filmmaking, cultural criticism including the arts, film, fashion and music.  Prior teaching experience required.

College Board  All sorts of openings here…thought I would just hyperlink to the career page.

Emerge America Training and Curriculum Manager Emerge America is seeking a person with high energy, ability to multi-task, great project management skills and incredible interpersonal skills to be the Training and Curriculum Manager. Duties include training, affiliate support, and curriculum development. Emerge America and the Emerge affiliates share one mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network.

English/Spanish Language Arts Curriculum Developer Looking for a bilingual curriculum writer (English/Spanish fluent) who has a love for literature and who is invested in improving outcomes for students. The ideal candidate would be excited about working for a fast-paced start-up and willing to take on multiple roles.

Editor-inChief The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for leading editorial direction and executive for International Educator (IE), NAFSA’s flagship, award-winning bimonthly print and digital magazine, with a circulation of approximately 11,000. This position will oversee the editorial content from concept to completion, focusing on delivering quality content, building readership, expanding the brand across multiple platforms, diversifying revenue streams, and making the magazine an effective vehicle for both readers and advertisers

Editor and Copywriter (not sure whether there is a remote option for this…might be worth exploring)) Looking for a creative, collaborative, detail-oriented, and self-directed editor and copywriter to join our team! Responsible for editing and creating unique and informative content to be used for discovery and exploration of our education-focused websites. Responsible for managing and editing the content produced by our freelance contributors. The Editor works collaboratively with Online Content Manager and copywriters to ensure creation of original, useful and engaging content for prospective students.

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JOB LIST

I’d like to create a list of job sources for everyone. I have a few. If others have ideas, please send to me, and I can include in the list.

Again, if you want to stay in touch, please contact me at Michele@writingfortheeducationmarket.com

I will likely create a Yahoo-type list (or something like that) in the interim where we can share gigs (which is how WEM started, thanks to Laura).

More to come.

Michele

 

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THANK YOU

I appreciate all of the comments. I am reflecting on ways to make this a better service down the road.

Please stay in touch: Michele@writingfortheeducationmarket.com. In the interim, I can coordinate an informal list with opps that come my way.

We’ll figure this out.

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NEWS ABOUT SITE

Hi all,

A series of unfortunate events has resulted in my decision to shut down the WEM site. I will run it until the end of January.

If you want to stay in touch with me beyond the site for potential leads, projects for which I need partners, etc., please contact me offline.

I had great plans for the site, but unfortunately, the complexities outweigh the positives.

Thanks.

Michele

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GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Robinson Prize

Do you know a great copy editor? You can encourage their work by nominating someone (or yourself!) for ACES’ annual Robinson Prize. The prize honors a “copy editor of the year” whose work exemplifies the values that ACES promotes. In addition to national recognition, the winner receives $2,000 and a spiffy crystal trophy.

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GOOD NEWS: COMMENTS WORK

So, it looks like I can leave the discussion/comments section on moving forward. Yay! I do have to wade through to avoid spam and approve messages, but I’m OK with that.

Just a suggestion: We do have several hiring companies who are site users. If you want to learn about your fellow writers’ experiences with companies, you might ask to have people reach out to you offline.

 

Michele

 

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