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Project-Based Content Writer - Literature Teacher Guides

Writing/Content | Mountain View, CA

Job Description

Shmoop (www.shmoop.com) is an educational website offering digital textbooks.  We hope to make our subjects -- literature, US history, poetry, civics, biographies, music, economics, pre-algebra, and test prep -- more fun and relevant by coupling current events, pop culture, and a conversational voice with rigorous scholarly analysis. Due to the success of our initial subjects, we are ready and excited to include Teacher Guides for Classic Lit and Young Adult Lit.

Requirements:

- Strong writing, editing, and literary analysis skills.

- Recent or current Ph.D. student with strong academic performance in undergraduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) or MA with high school/middle school teaching experience.

- Experience and comfort with writing for a non-academic audience, and potential/ability to write in a Shmoopy voice - fun, clear, engaging

- Self-starting, flexible, and comfortable working independently

- Passion for, and understanding of, great works of literature (classic and contemporary), as well as communicating that passion to others

Bonus Points:

- Strong familiarity with high school and college demographic groups, both academic needs and social/cultural interests.

- Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office

Perks:

- Work from home (or wherever else you choose)

- Flexible, project-based work

 

Send us your wittiest cover letter and resume; we’ll be waiting with bated breath. If we like what we see, a topic-specific writing sample and unofficial transcripts will be required. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.