Senior Writer, i-Ready Professional Development

Professional Services North Billerica, MA or Remote, United States


Description

About i-Ready:

i‑Ready empowers educators by connecting rich assessment data to personalized digital learning and powerful classroom instruction. With i‑Ready, educators can sharpen their insights into student needs with actionable data and access rigorous yet engaging instruction to help each student succeed.

About the role:

The Senior Writer, i-Ready Professional Development is charged with making sound content and creative decisions and offering solutions that will impact educator practice.  In collaboration with the Director of Professional Services, Content and the i-Ready Content Manager, you’ll maintain a coherent scope and sequence for i-Ready professional development offerings, define plans for future content development, and author content to support educators in implementing i-Ready successfully. This position may also be called upon to assist others in the organization with special projects, including designing internal training. The role is collaborative in nature yet highly task/detail oriented. Excellent writing skills are required.

The impact you’ll have:

  • As Subject Matter Expert, you will research, write, and develop high-quality professional development content for on-site and online delivery that will impact educator practice
  • Collaborate with Program Management, Product Development, Professional Development Specialists (PD Specialists), and outside experts to conceptualize professional development topics
  • Research, write, and develop high-quality assessment and instruction professional development content
  • Review professional development content authored by other Professional Development team members
  • Support PD Specialists for successful i-Ready professional development delivery
  • Create webinars, videos, and other support pieces as needed
  • Deliver internal presentations as needed

What we’re looking for:

  • 3-5 years developing on-site and online professional development courses and supporting materials for K-8 educators
  • Understanding of pedagogy for both K-8 students and adult learners
  • Proven experience working with technology-based assessment and instruction
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize and execute content for a variety of media types and audiences
  • Ability to identify possible challenges and find solutions through thoughtful inquiry
  • High level of comfort with instructional design and presentation technology
  • Experience managing multiple projects and tasks
  • Proven experience with presentation and workflow software (GoToMeeting, PowerPoint, Workfront)
  • Knowledge of presentation and instructional design tools (Camtasia, Snagit, and Adobe Acrobat)
  • Receptive to feedback and iterating on work to ensure educators and students receive the best products possible
  • Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • High degree of flexibility and good humor
  • Capacity to work remotely and maintain virtual team best practices
  • Minimum of a BS/BA degree; MS/MA in Education preferred

Interview process:  In addition to speaking with members of our content team, you'll also be asked to complete a performance task.  It will give you an idea of the type of work you'll be doing in this role.  We look forward to learning more about you! 



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