Content Developer at Knewton
New York City, NY, US
What is Knewton?

At Knewton, we believe each student is unique and that their knowledge is not defined by their last answer. Sometimes what a student needs at any moment may not be the next lesson in their textbook. Teachers, schools and education companies use Knewton solutions to adapt to each student’s unique needs with tailored recommendations. Join us to help students have a more positive educational experience.

What have we accomplished since opening our doors in 2008? We’ve delivered more than 15 billion (that’s right, billion) personalized recommendations to over 13 million students on every continent (okay, except Antarctica). We’re headquartered in beautiful Union Square NYC with offices in London and Tokyo. Investments top $150M from well-known angel investors plus Accel, Bessemer, First Round Capital, Firstmark, Founders Fund, GSV and Atomico.

Our team is seeking a Content Developer to join the Content organization. The Content Developer is responsible for working with subject matter experts, development partners, and higher education instructors to conceive and develop digital courses that provide students with a personalized, adaptive experience that helps them more efficiently achieve mastery. This position reports to our Senior Director of Content.

In this role, you’ll interact with our Sales, Product Design, Product, Engineering, and Data Science teams. You’ll develop a whole new vocabulary and a set of skills you never knew existed. Come be part of something amazing.
Responsibilities

Analyze pedagogical strategies underlying instructional content
Describe and align educational content to standards
Create or improve upon student-facing learning experiences and pair this instructional content to assessments
Work closely with vendors and subject matter experts to curate and develop content
Evaluate ‘learning experience’ content by recognizing prerequisite knowledge the content assumes and identifying specific learning outcomes the content targets
Create and manage project plans to budget and schedule
Work collaboratively with teams across multiple disciplines
Qualifications

Minimum of 3 years creating digital educational content
Familiarity with curriculum construction best practices (backward design, problem-based learning, et al), and current educational and assessment trends
Exceptional organization skills and scrupulous attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively with other subject matter experts and to communicate effectively in cross-functional groups
Command written English with impeccable grammar
Thrives in fast-paced and agile work environments
Bonus Skills!

Master’s degree in education with emphasis on curriculum or teaching
Experience teaching collegiate STEM
Experience as an adjunct professor teaching math at a 2 or 4 year institution
Experience with Google docs, Excel, and LaTeX
Perks at Knewton

Competitive salary, great benefits, and equity
Flexible hours, no vacation policy, and paid maternity/paternity leave
High-quality equipment (default: a new Macbook Pro with a giant monitor)
Frequent guest speakers and tech/edtech Meetups hosted at Knewton HQ
Social groups and sports teams
Free catered lunch (and dinner on those long days), all-day snacks, and a full bar
Free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards