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Cengage Group Content Developer - Contractor (Remote) in Boston, Massachusetts

We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/ .

What you'll do here:

At National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Group, we are enabling opportunity, promoting progress, and supporting middle school and high school student journeys toward college and career. Using our digital programs and classroom resources, students experience the excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers, and photographers bring to secondary education.

Content Developers at National Geographic Learning function as, and partner with, subject matter experts to develop engaging content for Grades 6–12. As part of a high-performance team, the Content Developer is responsible for in-house and out-of-house development of both print and digital products to clarify, strengthen, and enhance their quality.

  • In conjunction with the product development team, participates, and upon request, leads in refining the product premise and determining the scope and nature of development work.

  • Through detailed evaluation of media content (i.e., text, video, and interactive), and in close partnership with program consultants/authors and other content developers, strives to achieve content that is accurate, factual, clear, complete, current, diverse, legal, consistent, and standards-based.

  • Researches, writes, edits, and reviews content per program guidelines.

  • Proofreads and copyedits materials for style, grammar, spelling, clarity, and age appropriateness.

  • Reviews and comments on the work to ensure that the quality of work, schedules, and budgets are appropriately maintained.

  • Assists in training others to accomplish content goals.

  • Recommends innovative and effective pedagogical features and content based on market research and feedback.

  • Manages freelance content writers and other professionals as determined by project needs.

  • Helps to build prototypes and style guides to assist in the creation of quality products and programs.

  • Communicates the requirements of each project. Troubleshoots. Devises strategies to maintain schedules.

  • Assists team members with learning design and development to align with industry standards and market needs. Also recommends changes in organization and presentation of new or existing material to improve quality and focus.

  • Consults with team members and shared services/vendors on market research.

  • Analyzes competing products. Interprets and shares the market information with internal business partners.

  • Assists developers in designing user interface and logical program flow, and works to improve digital skills.

  • As requested, stays ahead of market changes by attending professional meetings and seminars, reading professional journals, and participating in professional development opportunities.

Skills you will need here:

Basic (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field required.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing print and digital educational products such as textbooks.

  • Must be an exceptional writer and editor of educational content.

  • Must be an excellent communicator and a great teammate, and must have strong social skills.

  • Must have the ability to work within budgets and schedules. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills are critical.

  • Thorough knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and science pedagogy.

  • Knowledge of basic computer applications (word processing and spreadsheets).

Preferred

  • Knowledge of publishing technology, including Adobe InCopy or InDesign and Acrobat Pro.

  • Science degree.

  • Understanding of K12 market dynamics.

  • Professional experience as a classroom teacher of a STEM subject.

  • Experience with instructional design, learning design, or curriculum design.

At National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Group, we are enabling opportunity, powering progress, and supporting student journeys toward college and career. Using our digital learning programs and classroom learning resources, students experience the excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers, and photographers experience.

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Base Pay Range

The full base pay range has been provided for this position. Individual base pay will vary based on work schedule, qualifications, experience, internal equity, and geographic location. Sales roles often incorporate a significant incentive compensation program beyond this base pay range.

$45.00 - $50.00 USD

Cengage Group , a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.

We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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