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RELX Group Instructional Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Instructional Designer


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Additional Locations:

United States


9 –12 month opportunity, possibility to convert to FTE

Are you ready to join a highly dynamic and innovative team whose work is changing the learning experience of RELX’s workforce?

This is a challenging and highly rewarding opportunity for an accomplished professional to join our Learning & Development Team and develop impactful and modern learning solutions that address priority development needs of RELX.


The Company

RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients. In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive. To learn more, go to

The Global Human Resources function at RELX is undergoing a transformation, we need experienced leaders to join us and shape the future of our organization. The Talent Development Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a newly established, enterprise wide CoE that is responsible for driving the future performance, talent, learning & development, diversity & inclusion and employee experience & engagement strategy for RELX. The mission of the Learning & Development Practice Network is to develop a workforce that is knowledgeable, skilled, engaged and constantly learning. We seek to foster a culture of curiosity and enable learners to take ownership of their development and future.


  • Deeply mission driven: committed to RELX's mission to transform the business into a global innovative technology leader through a deep understanding of our customers.

  • Highly effective at influencing and motivating others: inspires committed action from others to live our values, get results, and accomplish our mission.

  • Disciplined and result-driven: has the drive and urgency to achieve and sustain results over time; possesses an infectious can-do attitude.

  • Comfortable making decisions and executing effectively in a highly dynamic and ambiguous environment.

  • Self-aware: demonstrates a deep, reflective understanding of self that exhibits awareness and humility; leads with inclusivity and a growth mindset.

Whatyou get to do in this role:

  • Instructional Design: Apply deep knowledge of adult learning theory to modern learning approaches to build impactful digital and blended learning experiences that can rapidly respond to changing business needs. You will lead and engage in every step in the design process, from discovery/needs analysis through iterative implementation and evaluation.

  • Partnership: Work successfully with internal stakeholders and external partners to design impactful and scalable learning experiences

  • Facilitation: Serve as an exceptionally engaging facilitator that sets the standard for inspirational and energizing learning experiences

Yourkey responsibilities in this role:

  • Designs and develops high-quality impactful learning solutions to address key capability gaps across the business with minimal oversight

  • Produces learning design deliverables including storyboards, facilitation scripts, presentations, learner guides, interactive learning exercises, with a strong focus on

o action learning including business scenarios, case studies, knowledge checks / assessment

o micro-learning and video-learning

o social learning

o mobile learning

  • Consults and partners with subject-matter experts in the organization to co-develop learning solutions that scale to meet the needs of our diverse workforce

  • Partners with digital learning solutions to design scalable, digital-first and blended learner-centric solutions fit for the modern workplace environment

  • Partners with learning engagement solutions to find creative and impactful ways to drive learning engagement and sustainment

  • Partners with the L&D operations team to successfully operationalize all learning solutions

  • Professionally facilitates to build a culture of trust and openness where people feel valued and able to make their maximum contribution

  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends related to learning and development design and delivery

Keycapabilities you bring to this role:

  • Designs and develops user-centered evidence-based learning experiences supported by adult learning theory and best-in-class instructional standards

  • Leverages modern adult learning principles to design just-in-time, just-enough, relevant and highly accessible learning solutions

  • Flexibly architects agile / iterative design processes to produce quick results for the learner while adapting to constraints

  • Strong consultative skills; skillfully builds and maintains productive working relationships with subject-matter experts, business stakeholders and learners to assess needs and co-create impactful learning solutions

  • Successfully prioritizes concurrent projects; works well under pressure and uncertainty to ensure on-time and quality delivery

Reportsto: Head of Learning & Development

Minimumwork experience and education requirements

  • Significant and relevant proven experience in designing and delivering modern learning solutions in a corporate setting

  • Significant and relevant proven experience in designing impactful “soft skills” development content

  • Skilled in assimilating and curating content into meaningful learning journeys delivered through various media

  • Experienced in agile / iterative design and development process

  • Skilled in creating e-learning using such tools as Adobe CC, Articulate360/Storyline/ Captivate, and other video/audio editing and content development tools

  • Able to design to learning industry standards (SCORM/AICC/xAPI/etc.)

  • Able to write publication-ready learner-facing copy

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Experiences in design thinking methodology highly preferred

We offer:

· Competitive salary, based on experience

· Bonus plan

· Excellent medical, dental and 401K benefits

· All business expenses and travel paid

· Excellent training program, to aid in a fast start

· Numerous online resources to assist with your self-development and career progression

· An opportunity to grow and advance within a global organization

· RELX is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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