Again…sorry…no time for narrative…
K-12 Literacy Writers, Catapult Learning (it seems it could be freelance and onsite)
Again…sorry…no time for narrative…
K-12 Literacy Writers, Catapult Learning (it seems it could be freelance and onsite)
I surf the Internet a lot for work, am on lots of lists, receive lots of alerts, and also get leads from friends and colleagues. Below are a few sites that I reference a fair amount. You can set up alerts with many of them. I will post additional ones as they come along. PLEASE ADD YOUR SOURCES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!!!!
I also, like many of you, go straight to the publishers’ websites, as well as to organizations that I am drawn to. That’s crazy tedious searching, but it often pays off. This link (which I might have already provided) suggests tools that link you to a site for regular updates.
And, I’ve also been looking at RFP sites…even have landed gigs from those…I will generate a separate list for those in a few days.
Also think about educational media companies, ed tech companies, arts-centric organizations, companies looking for educational content writers…so many possibilities.
There are fee-based, member-only sites, like EFA.org (which also posts job announcements for members…I got into a bit of hot water because I was posting from their list…oh, well…lessons learned).
A few hiring entities have posted jobs directly to the site. I WANT MORE OF THAT IN THE FUTURE!
Of course, nothing beats word of mouth and referrals!!
Sites to Peruse
linkedin.com (you really have to narrow down the search terms here, but I do find a lot…I know it’s tedious to come across stuff…but I do) I also customize searches on Google, Indeed, Simply Hired, and Nexxt (again, it can be a pain, but I find lots of really interesting gigs there)
Chronicle Vitae Jobs (every now and then, something curriculum related emerges)
Get Curriculum Jobs ( I DON’T love this site, but every now and then…)
Craig’s List (yep, another painful site, but there are often interesting gigs, and you can search by state)
Edu Jobs for Flexible Practitioners (almost feels like a sister site…I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!)
Virtual Vocations (not loving this site…BUT…what is good is that you get a sense of the companies out there, and can go directly to their sites to see full job listings)
Flex Jobs (eh…much like Virtual Vocations, but it does not update efficiently…I don’t recommend it but it’s worth a perusal to see what’s out there)
Hi all…next week is the last week of WEM.
Lots of you have asked about its future. Here’s the story: I am closing shop for now as I rethink next steps…a bit of work to do before I relaunch. So, WEM is not gone forever. It seems it can’t be: so many people have written to say they are SAD that it won’t be around because it helped them so much.
BUT... I am going to create some type of group in the interim. If you want to be a part of that, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (if you haven’t already). This will truly be a COMMUNITY where everyone shares.
If you are a hiring entity, please contact me. I would love to pick your brains a bit. If you don’t mind.
Stay tuned for a list of sites that I often look to for gigs. Hopefully, folks will add their choices in the comments section.
Company: Victory Productions
Job Title: Freelance Science Writers
Victory Productions is in need of freelance science writers for several projects, ongoing and upcoming.
How to Apply:
Send cover and resume to:
Product Marketing Director
Phone number, just in case is: 508.798.6244
Curriculum Writer Responsible for developing and maintaining our proprietary SAT/ACT curricula that provides students and tutors with industry-leading, hyper-customized programs, built to efficiently maximize score increases.
Curriculum Writers (am assuming this is remote and freelance) Hiring experienced educators to develop curriculets for our internal and external reading platforms. Curriculets are layers of interactive curriculum consisting of Common Core aligned questions, along with videos, images and textual annotations that help deepen students’ comprehension and appreciation of literature. We are currently focusing on building curriculum for grades 3-6.
K-5 ELA Curriculum Writers & Editor, Pittsburgh Public Schools (this says no residency requirement, but does require valid PA certificate-not sure whether remote, but is paid hourly) The elementary literacy department is seeking up to 6 elementary certified teachers to write curriculum and 1 elementary certified teacher to edit curriculum and assessment)
Curriculum Specialist, Columbia University (variable hours, NYC based) The Zuckerman Institute seeks a Curriculum Design Specialist to design a neuroscience curriculum for high school learners. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Education Programs, the Specialist is responsible for synthesizing and expanding upon existing education resources of the Zuckerman Institute and BioBus, Inc., as well as the specialized neuroscience areas of the researchers at the Zuckerman Institute.
Call for Writers The Center for Responsive Schools is currently seeking experienced writers and illustrators to help create a series of titles for Avenue A Books, a new imprint for students in grades K-8. These books will focus on topics such as interpersonal relationships, social and emotional skills, diverse experiences, and other matters related to the daily life of elementary and middle school students.
Nonfiction/fiction copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers Sourcebooks, Inc., an independent publisher in the western suburbs of Chicago, is accepting applications from qualified copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers interested in freelance work in various areas of nonfiction, including history, business, education, parenting, memoir, self-help/inspirational, biography, health, reference, social science, relationships, and more.
Interview Prep Curriculum Developer Looking for 2-3 course curriculum developers to collaboratively design and build our CodePath.org 10-week summer interview prep course for university students running via an online classroom. One of these developers will also be the instructor for the first course in the Summer. The curriculum development begins in February and the first course will run starting June 4th 2018. The curriculum development role will be remote and part-time spanning over at least 4 months of development.
PART-FULL TIME/ON SITE (SOME REMOTE)
Curriculum Manager The Curriculum and Program Manager will lead the strategy and execution of all Black Girls CODE curricula, overseeing development, implementation, evaluation, research, and continuous improvement of the curricula models. (NOTE: Oakland, CA or New York, NY )
Education Reporter Reporting and writing on policies and issues in the state’s largest school districts — including Salt Lake City — as well as a growing network of charter schools and related action on Utah’s Capitol Hill. We are looking for a reporter who is eager to engage with our readers and who is attracted to stories that help inform parents about the education of their children and the issues surrounding growing up in a changing world.
Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer The curriculum developer position will be responsible for designing, developing and revising The Institute for Court Management’s (ICM) portfolio of classroom and online education courses to include content, instructional strategies, course-related learning activities, evaluation mechanisms and other aspects of course development and implementation.
Curriculum Associates (several opportunities)
Hi all…sorry…did not have time to write up descriptions.
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)
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
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)
Khan Academy (range of positions, some content)
Mango (language courses, opportunities for remote course developers)
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:
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.
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
Company: Green Comma
Job Title: U.S. History Writers
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: email@example.com
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.
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:
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.