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Project-Based Content Writer - Literature Teacher Guides

Writing/Content | Mountain View, CA | Part Time and Contract

Job Description

Shmoop ( 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.


- 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


- 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.