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
-Comfort with classroom technology