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Instructional Designer

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This Fortune 500 Company based in Cambridge, MA and known for their tax software is looking for an Instructional Designer to join their team (for a year contract).

Job Description:
The Instructional Designer is responsible for designing and developing effective and engaging instructional materials for instructor-led, self-directed, virtual classroom, web-based, and/or blended learning platforms. The Instructional Designer will be tasked with research and development of learning content and reference materials to support a curriculum road map using sound instructional design principles with minimal supervision. The Instructional Designer must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and meet aggressive deadlines.

The successful instructional designer should be tech savvy and:

• Conceptually and intuitively understand how people learn.
• Know how to connect with an audience on an emotional level.
• Be capable of imagining oneself as the learner/audience member.
• Be obsessed with learning everything.
• Brainstorm creative treatments and innovative and engaging instructional strategies.
• Visualize and design instructional graphics, the user interface, interactions and the finished product.
• Write and record effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts and video scripts.
• Meld minds with Subject Matter Experts and team members.
• Know the capabilities of eLearning development tools and software such as Captivate and Articulate including advanced actions.
• Understand related fields—usability and experience design, information design, communications and new technologies.
o Be comfortable following branding guidelines closely to deliver a highly professional, consistent end product

Experience:

• 2-5 years producing high quality instructional materials in deadline oriented environment.
• Work samples as well as references from past employers will be required.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree is a plus.

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