Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instructional Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Instructional Designer

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  • Functional Area:

Research - Other

  • Department:

Comparative Media Studies/Writing

  • School Area:

Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type:

Full-Time Temporary

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER, Comparative Media Studies-Teaching Systems Laboratory, to help shape the design, production, and implementation of online and blended learning experiences for school leaders and educators. Duties will include working on a team to develop course syllabi, collaborating with project partners, building media and other course materials with the help of a video producer and other team members, designing assessment opportunities, leveraging opportunities for research (and collecting and analyzing data), building course materials on the edX platform, and interfacing with contractors and teaching assistants. Will also assist with tasks essential to developing and running online courses, including scheduling video shoots and meetings, intellectual property tracking, proofreading and formatting course content, editing video transcripts, coordinating various course activities such as live events and course bulletins once the courses are running, and corresponding with MITx and edX as needed. Will report to the senior manager of online course development at the Teaching Systems Laboratory.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s or advanced degree in education, media, communication, social science, or related field; familiarity with educational technology and experience developing online courses; ability to juggle the numerous aspects of a project, manage timelines, and work with deadlines; good editorial sense; detail orientation; strong communication skills; and willingness to work on a variety of tasks. Should enjoy being part of a close-knit and hard-working team. Basic graphic design skills and familiarity with HTML preferred. Experience with social media in a project context a plus. Familiarity with professional learning and teacher education desirable. Job #16024

This is a temporary, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.