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Jul 12, 2018

DUMBO

Freelance

Agent: Eric S.

Job #: 135336

Job Description

Our client, an education technology company, is seeking an Assessment Writer, to "write down" existing content for grades 4-5.

This candidate is passionate about reading and education and interested in joining their highly collaborative team, building out new components and features that challenge students to unpack a complex text deliberately and thoroughly in order to build skills, establish understanding, and develop an analysis. To do this, our client needs a content writer who ‘gets’ both text and young adolescent learners; who is ready to think creatively about critical reading skills; and who loves traditional pen and ink but is inspired by the possibilities of digital tools. 

This is a contractor/ temporary position for 9 months, with the possibility for contract extension and/or full-time employment. The candidate will work full-time hours, either on-site in DUMBO or remotely. 

Responsibilities of the Content Writer: 
-Create close reading lessons and instructional content for Grades 4-5. 
-Identify text excerpts and elements that highlight the workings of the text and provide insight into meaning 
-Craft interactive activities that support the learning goal for each lesson 
-Collaborate with designers, developers, content producers to bring lessons to life on the platform 

Basic Qualifications of the Content Writer: 
-BA in English, Education or Humanities, and/or strong content background in literary genres and critical analysis. 
-2+ years education experience in upper elementary or middle school (Grades 3-5 preferred) 
-Experience creating challenging and engaging lessons/ curricula 
-Demonstrated writing skills 

Preferred Qualifications of the Content Writer: 
-Experience creating curricula that integrates different genres, technologies, mediums 
-Experience teaching to a diverse range of learners 
-Willingness to try out new ideas with real teachers and students and return to the drawing board if needed 
-Strong reading and thinking skills 
-Detail oriented 
-Comfort with classroom technology 
-Widely read 
-Graduate Degree

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