Category Archives: Freelancing

These go quick!

Posting these remote opps now because they get taken quickly!

Freelance Writer: Reading/Language Arts Passages and Items Rainbow is currently seeking highly qualified K-6 freelance Assessment Writers. Qualified candidates should have experience developing literary and informational passages and corresponding multiple choice, extended response, and constructed response items. Previous experience with content management systems is encouraged. Please contact christina@rainbowconcepts.com for additional details.

$15-$40 per item/passage
Christina Rodriguez
Rainbow Educational Concepts
rainbowconcepts.com
christina@rainbowconcepts.com

Earth science content editor Freelance editor with strong earth science background and degree needed to work with the writer on a 22 chapter middle school- to high school-level textbook: Earth & Environment Level 2. Editor will provide leave in-text comments for substantive, style, structural, and copy edits; image/copy coordination and accuracy; communicate directly with the writer and illustrator; and science fact-checking. Experience with school curricula and textbook writing is preferred.

$2,000-$3,000 per project
Kate Johnson
Pandia Press
PandiaPress.com
kate@pandiapress.com

Copyeditor with educational and/or lesson plan/curriculum experience We are looking for a freelance copyeditor for a lesson plan project that begins in December 2017 and ends in June 2018. This copyeditor will be responsible for reviewing 86 lessons (3–4 pages/lesson on average) on a rolling basis. The review schedule is scheduled as follows: 18 draft lessons (December 19–January 5); 36 draft lessons (February 12–March 2); 15 draft lessons (March 6–March 16); 17 draft lessons (April 16–April 26); and 86 designed lessons (June 6–13).
$4 per page
Lucy Flores
FoodCorps
foodcorps.org
lucy.flores@foodcorps.org

 

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Gigs

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Instructional Designer Working as contractors from home, the Instructional Designers will be part of a multimedia curriculum development project to be implemented in the 2016–2017 school year. The Instructional Designers are responsible for writing storyboards for multimedia content on specified curriculum courses. Effective communication with the Project Managers and other multimedia instructional design team members is essential. Candidates with experience in teaching K-12 and content development are encouraged to apply.

Assessment Design Specialist The Assessment Design Specialist is responsible for analyzing and leading the development of curriculum assessments in elementary science and social studies courses. Working with the Manager of Assessment Design, the Assessment Design Specialist (IC) will review authoring and alignment of assessment items to local and/or national curriculum standards and inform the development of formative and summative assessments.

SAT II 2 Math Science Curriculum Developer Seeking certificated educators who will be responsible for creating content in SAT II Math and/or Science for students learning English as a second language. All content is in English and therefore candidates are not required to understand the native language of learners. The curriculum will be utilized for live tutoring sessions taking place via the TestBest Class platform. Existing experience and fluency with English-Language Learners is a must.

NGSS Content Writers Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop educational content tailored to clients’ specifications and needs
  • Work on assessment writing projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Shmoop has all sorts of gigs. Have no clue about how it pays or whether it’s worth it…maybe if some of you have had experience, you could share.

FULL TIME, ON SITE

Editor-in-Chief, International Educator 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.

Director, AP Physics Instructional Designer Direct and develop content, work with staff as appropriate to manage writers, editors, consultants, expert reviewers, external partners in the creation and review of Physics content for instructional resources and professional development opportunities, including on-line resources. Responsible for ensuring pedagogical alignment and editorial style consistency throughout the resources and products.

Director, Social Media, PBS Kids and Education Social Media Strategy and Engagement team is seeking a Director of Social Media who can create and execute a social media strategy designed to build and grow vibrant communities of parents and teachers. The right candidate will be equal parts writer, analyst, and social media expert, capable of collaborating with a diverse set of colleagues to reach the team’s goals. The candidate will be the guiding force in driving discovery, awareness, and fan evangelism among PBS’ key parent and teacher audiences.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

EWA Education Reporting Fellowships

EWA National Awards for Educational Reporting

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Gig

This just came across my desk…and go fast…so posting…remote, btw:

Copyeditor (with science background)

Proofreading and copyediting for one to two projects/year with a 2-3 week turnaround. Projects are mostly science textbooks and courses. I also publish history study guides and books. Science knowledge is preferred.

Rate: $350-900 per project

Name: Kate Johnson

Company: Pandia Press

Website: PandiaPress.com

Email: kate@pandiapress.com

 

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Gigs

Not sure whether this is remote…there is some travel involved…it’s pretty darn awesome! It’s a pretty long job description so it might be better just to go right to it from the link. Knowledge Services Consultant

REMOTE

Children’s Book Copy Editor Looking for a copy editor for a full book project ( including 51 stories with 300-320 words per story), children’s fiction & non-fiction based storybook in US. This is an opportunity for long-term project-based work. We prefer an experienced children’s book editor, but this is not an in-house position and all qualified applicants will be considered; co-work with the writer to do copyediting and proofreading to meet children’s book requirements (target to younger children age 5 (kindergarten) up to grade 2)

Rate: $30-$40 per hour
Name: Shannon
Company: Effect Hopes
Email: Shannon@effecthopes.com

Curriculum Developer, ELA (Full time virtual!) Seeking a Curriculum Developer for ELA content. Curriculum Developers develop, create, and edit a variety of educational and assessment materials aligned to state or national standards.

Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Writer Working as an independent contractor from home, the Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Writer/Subject Matter Expert is responsible for developing and supporting curriculum for social studies at the middle school level. This may include developing course maps, creating new curriculum; reviewing existing curriculum; modifying, extending, and revising existing lessons; aligning curriculum to state standards; formulating formative and summative assessments; and creating or modifying content so that it is accessible for all student

Course Designer-GIS and Spatial Analysis (if someone is a specialist in this, I will be most impressed!!!!)  This course provides a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis used to advance public health and health equity.  The Course Designer/Developer is responsible for the curriculum design of the master course including all planning, designing, and writing (both course content and assessments) for a specific course. The Course Designer/Developer should be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course they are assigned to design.

Course Developer for Nutrition Courses Coopersmith Career Consulting, a course provider for non-traditional higher education students, seeks a professor or course developer to develop and/or review courses in the fields of nutrition and health coaching. Candidate may be asked to develop and/or review several courses in these fields. Master’s Degree in related field required. Recent college-level teaching experience in related field required. This is a work-from-home position with no location or specific hours requirements. Punctiliousness, reliability and ability to meet deadlines required. Thank you for your interest and for referring this position to qualified candidates as appropriate.

All About College Bloggers Looking for talented, reliable writers to create original and professional articles for our network of websites about colleges and universities, life on campus and higher education trends.

Instructional Designer Collaborates with Manager of Learning Design, internal stakeholders and external subject matter consultants. Facilitates course design meetings with a Program Development Coordinator and Subject Matter Consultant to complete course design details that follow documented course vision provided by the university.

FULL TIME ON SITE

This one is a bit off topic, but pretty amazing. Senior Editor-Education section,  US World News & Report In this role, the senior editor will edit multiple online pieces – which can include articles, blog posts, slideshows and interactive content – on a daily basis. This talented individual will work closely with in-house editors, reporters/writers and digital producers as well as external freelance bloggers and writers – with responsibilities ranging from reviewing and approving story pitches to managing reporters and the flow of copy.

Associate Director, Design and Development The Associate Director, Design & Development will support New Leaders high-quality programming by designing content, creating a content library, and collaborating with New Leaders’ Leadership Academy.

News Editor , School Library Journal The News Editor will write, report, and edit stories, overseeing news flow to the website, e-newsletters, and print magazine. He/she will assign and edit stories by freelancers and in-house staff, developing and maintain a stable of contributors. The News Editor will forge relationships across the library, school, and vendor communities toward developing in-depth knowledge of this unique beat and maintain a stable of freelancers. He or she will also edit and occasionally write features, edit opinion and other columns, and contribute to broader content development.

Spanish Copy Editor (hard to tell whether this is actually on site…might be worth worth asking) Responsible for reviewing and copy editing printed and digital products for Benchmark Education and Newmark Learning, including leveled texts, assessment books, teacher’s guides and resource manuals, sales/marketing materials such as catalogs, pullouts, flyers, invitations, and web site content.

Assistant Editor  The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an experienced assistant editor to join the staff of its magazine, The Chronicle Review. The editor’s chief responsibility will be to commission and edit sharp, timely, compelling articles and essays that speak to the themes and concerns of the academy.

Managing Editor Looking for a Managing Editor who can help Mystery Science produce the highest quality instructional content possible.  Lead talented content team in producing our digital science curriculum.

Online Course Producer Seeking a producer to drive the content development, production and upkeep of 10 video-lecture based online courses per year.  Responsible for script writing, hiring and managing production crews, and overseeing post-production, as well as thinking strategically about our course offerings in light of user feedback.

Senior ELA Curriculum Writer (Secondary) Looking for an experienced former teacher with masterful curriculum development skills to fill a senior role on our content team. The ideal candidate would be excited about working for a fast-paced start-up, willing to take on multiple roles, and committed to closing the achievement gap.

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Great resource

Hi all…I posted this a long time ago, but share again.
It’s called the RFP Database (http://www.rfpdb.com/). Basically, it’s an aggregate of RFPs all over the web, plus others that are submitted directly. I think it’s great because finding RFPs can be tough. Here, they are collected in bulk, so to speak.
You sign up, buy credits…each listing is $2 to open and download. There is enough description to make the call about whether it’s something you want to do.
I have found work through this site…recently completed a project with a colleague. We responded to the RFP and bam…work.
I highly recommend it. Money well spent.
Michele

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Gigs

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Learning Experience Designer (full time) The Learning Experience Designer evaluates and recommends learning resources for new and existing courses in their respective content area or project focus. This individual collaborates with internal stakeholders to implement the vision for the next generation of learning resources for the university. The LED maintains current and relevant knowledge in their respective content area and takes a proactive approach to learning new technology that could better assist student learning.

ELA Passage Sourcing Consultant (Heads up: very low hourly rate) Seeking an English Language Arts Passage Sourcing Consultant who is experienced in sourcing high-quality, authentic passages that meet specific quality criteria. These passages will be used on standards-based interim assessments administered in schools across the United States.

Instructional Designer (Note: Says contract; not sure whether it’s remote but thinking it might be) The instructional designer will design online courses by helping faculty through the online course development process. You’ll instruct faculty in use of instructional technology. You’ll help in determining the look and feel of instructional components and faculty and learner usability

Telecommute Mid-Level Science Quiz Writer As a Science Quiz Writer, you will develop curricula and write conceptual quizzes that introduce quantitative industry fields to aspiring scientists. You’ll play a key role in the growth and evolution of an exceptional body of content. Specifically, you will:

  • Independently research topics that are unfamiliar to you
  • Focus and simplify to distill big, complex topics down to their core components
  • Provide perspective on what makes a topic significant or interesting
  • Write well, both in problem-solving exercises and in explanations
  • Work with the design team to create effective concept illustrations

NOTE: Additional jobs at this company here.

Instructional Designer Create online learning modules and other web-based training, instructor-led training guides, and supporting materials following a sound instructional design process. The contract Instructional Designer will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to communicate and educate our stakeholders. The contract Instructional Designer will work with subject matter experts to write instructional content, multimedia design talent on digital asset creation, and project management to execute on the creation, deployment, and maintenance of online content.

Science Standards Aligner Align IXL science skills to state educational standards.

Math Standards Aligner Align IXL math skills to state educational standards.

Instructional Designer Major Health Insurance Company is looking to hire a Contract Instructional Designer. It will be a minimum of 6 months and is a telecommute opportunity. The Clinical Learning and Development Instructional Designer Senior Specialist participates in the training needs analysis, program level design and development of learning programs for CMO, including, new hire and ongoing educational programs for a mostly virtual employee population. This position reports to Manager Design and Development.

Freelance Editors (across topics/subjects) Freelance editors play a pivotal role in our business model and help us in ensuring author satisfaction by editing academic papers from a wide range of subject areas and meant for publication in highly acclaimed international journals.

ELA Content Writer Amplify needs content writers who ‘get’ both text and young adolescent learners; who are ready to think creatively about critical reading and writing skills; and who love traditional pen and ink but are inspired by the possibilities of digital tools.

Request for Proposal: Co-Author Mike Feinberg Book Project  Seeking an experienced book author to collaborate with KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg on a book proposal. In addition to collaborating directly with Mike Feinberg, the Co-Author will interview KIPP alumni who are now in the workforce. The book would be a compilation of reflections and stories from KIPP alumni, teachers, and family members showing their educational and career trajectories over the past two decades and counting. Mike would provide his own reflections to frame the narrative, but the book would focus primarily on students and alumni. We are open to changes to this concept as the project evolves.

FULL TIME/ON-SITE CONTRACT

Senior Education Specialist (full time) The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill a Senior Education Specialist position in Harlem, New York City.

Content Editor (contract) Reports to the Senior Director, Math Content Development. The Math Editor actively supports the development and refinement of market-competitive mathematics curriculum, assessments, and instructional products, including both print and online learning products from inception through production of bound books and digital content.

STEM Curriculum Writer, National Inventors Hall of Fame The STEM Curriculum Writer will assist a creative team responsible for developing content for elementary and middle school students that engages and excites children in creativity, invention, and STEM. The program features fun, hands-on challenges aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and incorporates an inquiry based approach through best practices.

Math Content Analyst Goalbook is looking for a Math Content Analyst who will integrate personal classroom experience with ongoing research to create thoughtful instructional resources that drive our product forward. You are able to engage, coach, and connect to a team of content developers and editors using clear and supportive communication. You’ll help design, manage, and execute important processes that ensure our product team can be more agile and responsive to educators in districts across the country

 

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Survey: Thanks

Hi all,

Thanks to those who completed the survey. For the most part, some terrific, helpful, and KIND feedback. (Just a few not-so-nice responses…tsk, tsk…which sort of surprised me!) If you haven’t filled out the survey, please do: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVTGNC2

Here are some things I can do right away, based on feedback:

  • Differentiate among types of gigs (i.e., remote vs. on site, contract vs. full time)
  • Provide a bit more gig detail
  • Attempt to find matches for many of the types of writing people undertake
  • Begin to reach out to companies to get them to post gigs

I hope to upgrade the site soon so that I can include a forum, and some of the other elements people named. Note, as well, that I am going to continue to include full-time jobs and even contract jobs that may require on-site presence. I do know some people on the list who have looked for “regular” day jobs.

I also want to be clear that I was asking about payment just out of curiosity (some of you assumed that I was going to charge..tsk, tsk).

I am trying to make the site a bit more “professional” but right now, it’s not really possible. So, I will just keep posting as I do (as a volunteer!). That said, since folks see this as a community, it would be nice for others to post, as well.

In the meantime, I need your help to keep the list active:

  • Please share with me names of company contacts so that I can at least let them know about WEM
  • Post gigs…please…you all come across some for which you are not qualified or in which you are not interested…so post away.
  • Share links to job sites (other than the more obvious ones – LinkedIn, Monster, etc.) so I can peruse them.

I am going to start posting gigs twice a week…it’s a bit easier to do. But, if something comes up with an immediate need/deadline, I will share.

And, finally, I am going to clean the Mail Chimp list again. Meaning those on the list who have not been active will be removed.

Thanks again; have a great holiday.

Michele

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Gigs

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Experienced Writers and Editors for Elementary ELA and Social Studies Project Immediate need for experienced writers and editors to assist us in developing online ELA and social studies content for a homeschool audience of grades K through 5. We will develop a series of lessons that guide students through selected pages of a textbook and other instructional activities and materials, as determined in the client’s scope & sequence. The program emphasizes project-based, active learning. Lessons will provide guidance as-needed for both the student and the parent/instructor. Lessons are organized into units, and each grade has approximately 4 units of 4-7 lessons each. Work will begin immediately and continue into early 2018, depending on specific assignments and availability.

Rate: $30-60 per hour

Name: Ashley Glennon

Company: Six Red Marbles Inc.

Website: sixredmarbles.com

Email: a.glennon@sixredmarbles.com

Manager, ELA Program Design, National Math and Science Initiative Develop high quality training and support materials to promote the vision of the National Math and Science Initiative. You will design models and templates for K-12 ELA curricula to be delivered in both face-to-face and virtual settings. As a key member of the Teaching and Learning team, you will support all students to be successful in Advanced Placement® and other advanced college-and career-readiness courses.

Contract Writer FUSE is seeking several contract writers who can individually develop compelling, succinct and thoughtfully written project descriptions that clearly articulate the context, goals and deliverables of each project. These project descriptions will be developed after a scoping interview is conducted by a FUSE staff member and the government partner (conducted via teleconference and transcribed).

Content Writer-Educational Materials (remote, work-from-home position, but location near Charleston, South Carolina, is preferred for some in-person contact and to gain awareness of programs) The Learning Lab team at Google is looking for 5 writers to aid in content creation and curation;  assist in writing educational content for Google Applications (word processing docs, spreadsheets, slides, etc.) as well as for Google Apps Script (a scripting language based on Javascript). Content includes lesson plans, video scripts, and online instructions for college and continuing education students.

Case Study Writer We work with companies that offer environments for our employees to contribute, learn, and advance their career. We treat you like you are part of the family.

  • Need a journalist who is good at story teller.
  • Someone that can work in grey space i.e produce Powerpoints that can easily relay what the client is trying to say.
  • Someone that can write a blog and put all the pieces together.
  • Someone that can analyze and give the big picture story.
  • Being flexible is important and working across multi medias.
  • Someone that can hit the ground running with little help.
  • This is for the marketing team to produce sales marketing material both online and print.

Health Curriculum Writer Working as an independent contractor from home, the Health Curriculum Content Writer is responsible for developing and supporting curriculum for health at the high school level. This may include developing course maps, creating new curriculum; reviewing existing curriculum; modifying, extending, and revising existing lessons; aligning curriculum to state standards; formulating formative and summative assessments; and creating or modifying content so that it is accessible for all students.

FULL TIME AND/OR ON-SITE CONTRACT/FREELANCE WORK

Digital Academic Designer/Editor Reporting to the Director, Academic Design, the Digital Academic Designers/Editors (Project Status Worker) are content and curriculum experts. Plan and develop a variety of content (including learning objectives, scope/sequence, tables of contents, lessons, videos, and teacher resources) for teacher and student materials–including print, digital, and media projects. Demonstrate strong understanding of elementary (PreK-5) Reading/Language Arts pedagogical issues.

Science Writers, K-12 Assessment BS or MS in a science field (life sciences, Earth and space sciences, physical sciences preferred). Teaching experience at grade 3 through 12. We especially need folks with experience at grades 5, 8, and 10, but welcome all those with elementary, middle, or high school classroom teaching experience to apply. Ceres publishing; send cover letter/resume to jobs@ceres-llc.com

Instructional Design Content Developer The NYC Bureau of Learning and Development (L&D) offers relevant and timely learning and development opportunities to employees of all levels, within all City agencies. In addition, the Bureau manages Citywide organizational and executive development programs, fellowship, scholarship and reward & recognition programs. The eLearning unit within Citywide Learning & Development develops, implements and deploys training courses and curricula for web-based, instructor-led or blended learning (a combination of web-based and instructor-led) courses. The selected candidate will be responsible for designing and developing eLearning content for citywide deployment.

 

 

 

 

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Teacher Author

WEM Job Listing

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

Company: Bakpax

Job Title: Teacher Author
Location: [96]
Description:

We are looking for Middle and High School teachers, who are currently teaching, to write articles that offer advice to other teachers in one of the following areas:

-Homework
-Time management
-Lesson planning
-Assessment
-Feedback
-Grading
-Devices in the classroom

If you have ideas for articles that fall outside the above categories, they still may work for our purposes, so please don’t hesitate to propose them.

The articles need to be from your personal teaching experience, and include real world examples. They must be a minimum of 1,000 words. We will provide feedback on how to make the article as helpful as possible, so you should be ok with making a couple rounds of edits.

The articles will be published on our company blog, and you will receive full credit for writing the article, including an author-bio page that talks about who you are, and links to other websites and/or social accounts if you choose.

We can pay up to $250 per article.

How to Apply: 

If you’re interested please email a writing sample and resume will@bakpax.com. A LinkedIn profile would be helpful if you have it.

Link: 

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WEM SURVEY

Hi all!

Please humor me! Take a few minutes to complete the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVTGNC2

Your responses will help shape the future of WEM…and ensure that I serve you better.

Many thanks ahead of time.

Michele

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