Jr. Academic Designer - Science at BookheadEd Learning LLC in United States

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Junior Academic Designer

 

Are you interested in impacting student lives every day with current events content that builds critical reading and writing skills while teaching students to be thoughtful global citizens? Are you an excellent writer with a knack for grammar and accuracy? Do you have experience teaching or designing science curriculum?

 

StudySync, a leading developer of digital curriculum, is seeking a full-time Junior Academic Designer who can work remotely as a new addition to our daily content team.


Responsibilities

 

Junior Academic Designers will:

  • assist in the development of curriculum materials on science topics, including engaging content that introduces students to core phenomena in physical science, life science, earth science, and space science, as well as cutting-edge research in all fields.

  • pitch, write and edit original journalistic articles or adapt existing news articles for a 4th through 12th-grade audience.

  • write and compile instructional material to go alongside current events articles, including interactive polls, research links, reading comprehension questions and standards-based curriculum materials.

  • complete additional writing, editing and administrative projects, as assigned.

 

Ideal Junior Academic Designer candidates will have:

  • at least 1-2 years experience writing, editing, building curriculum or teaching in a journalistic or academic setting.

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in communication, curriculum design or development, English, journalism, writing, education, or any scientific field.

  • excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.

  • familiarity with the Next-Generation Science Standards for curriculum in grades 6 through 12.

  • familiarity with educational trends and resources in secondary science curriculum.

  • a nose for news and the ability to seek out stories that are relevant, appropriate and engaging for an adolescent audience.

  • the initiative to share ideas, identify great stories and propose concepts for future development.

  • the ability to collaborate, coordinate, and build consensus in a fast-paced, web-based, deadline-driven environment.

  • the ability to follow a strict writing format when needed, but also map out full projects independently, and execute them from start to finish.

  • the ability to work remotely.

  • experience and comfort working with digital education products and other digital tools, including Microsoft Office, Google Drive and video chatting software.

 

About StudySync

StudySync, a partner of McGraw-Hill Education, produces premium, 21st century digital content for implementation in middle school and high school ELA classrooms. In 2014, the Association of American Publishers named StudySync the Distinguished Achievement Award winner for Whole Curriculum in Reading and Language Arts. In 2015, StudySync’s Core ELA/ELD instruction became one of only four state-approved curriculums in California.

 

At StudySync, we, like our products, emphasize rigor, engagement, and creative collaboration. We’re a close-knit team with a passion for improving educational content. We are proud of what we do and are dedicated to delivering students and teachers content and customer service worthy of their tremendous efforts. Our new Junior Academic Designer will work closely with StudySync’s content team, and work with in-house video production experts, technical engineers, and partner organizations, including McGraw-Hill Education, to produce the cutting-edge 6-12 English Language Arts curriculum that distinguishes the company.
 

For more information, visit www.studysync.com
 

Junior Academic Designer Test Assignment

 

In order to better assess how candidates will perform in the day-to-day work we do at StudySync, we ask that you complete a very brief writing assignment to send in with your application. The assignment is explained below.

 

Read the following article from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/home/ct-why-do-leaves-change-colors-20170925-story.html.

 

Using this source, write three comprehension questions that you could give to middle school students to assess their understanding of the scientific phenomena this article describes. Align these questions to the Common Core Standards for Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects.

 

Guidelines:

  • Be sure to model clear, concise writing and strong grammar in your questions.

  • Note which specific standard(s) each question is targeting.

  • Send these questions in as an attached Microsoft Word document when you send in your résumé.

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