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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Friday July 30, 2010

Hi, Here are some leads for today, all fine for telecommuting unless a city location is listed:

Good luck!

RFP site

This is an interesting site: a compilation of RFPs for a range of projects. If you are into drafting and submitting proposals, this could be useful. You purchase credits to access the RFPs, but it's not too bad. I recommend highly:

Best, Michele

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, July 29, 2010

Here are the leads for Thursday:


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Two interesting science-related gigs

Science Writers/Outreach Services Contractors, NYSERDA (PT/freelance)

Science Writers/Outreach Services Contractors, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Part Time/Freelance, Anywhere

Job Description:
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals from knowledgeable and objective individuals or organizations interested in providing assistance to the Outreach and Science-Policy Communication component of the Environmental Research and Development Program (Environmental R&D).
NYSERDA anticipates selecting one or more contractors to provide services in two main categories:

A) Science–Policy Writers will assist in developing text for outreach materials, synthesizing results from multiple projects, and drafting informational papers on various technical topics.

B) Outreach Services Contractors will develop and implement strategies to cost-effectively disseminate information from Environmental R&D to policymakers, researchers, and the public.

To access all documents for this proposal, please go to:

Web Manager, Science Friday (Contractor, NYC)

Job Title:
Web Content Editor/Project Manager, Science Friday, Inc./Science Friday Initiative

Freelance consultant/full time, New York, NY (but could be off site)

Job Description:
Science Friday Initiative (SFI), the nonprofit partner of Science Friday, the live news/talk show that is now in its 20th year of broadcast on NPR, is looking for a take-charge, self- motivated web-savvy editor and project manager who understands science news and nonprofit educational programs. The Project Manager will play a unique role as both a facilitator in expanding the reach of the Science Friday radio show, as well as coordinating outreach efforts of the SFI nonprofit, including web editing.

Specific duties include:
• Serving as editor for the website. You will be expected to offer recommendations for making the site better, more exciting to young people aged 20 and younger, increasing traffic, and recruiting new content providers.
• Cultivating business relationships with radio stations (existing and prospective broadcasters of Science Friday); increasing partnerships and expanding carrier coverage of the Science Friday radio show.
• Ability to stay on top of trends in social media and make recommendations to senior management.
• Research strategic partnerships in new markets.
• Ability to plan and execute public events such as live panels, webcasts, etc.
• Creation of a weekly online newsletter directed towards the Science Friday radio audience and the maintenance of the organizational email list.
• Bring new ideas to the development of annual strategic plan for marketing growth.

Additional responsibilities may include:
• Weekly progress reports, timelines for deliverables and tasks
• Creation of PowerPoint presentations
• Data entry of donor information using Donor Perfect software
• Completion and/or editing of RFPs and grant proposals

The position reports to the Executive Director.

• Bachelor’s degree or higher: preferably in journalism, English, communications, marketing or business.
• Knowledge of audio and video digital editing software, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects.
• Experience with website editing using WordPress and blogging platforms.
• Must be a strong writer/copy editor who can write clearly, persuasively and cleanly, and who is meticulous about grammar and usage.
• Excellent oral communications and ability to make cold-calls. You can’t be afraid to talk on the phone to people whom you’ve never met!
• Ability to formulate and communicate your ideas using Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Deep knowledge of social media channels, tools and platforms, and how consumers and marketers use them.
• NY metropolitan area resident highly preferred. As an independent contractor, your work may be done from your own venue but your presence in the Science Friday offices is necessary at least three days a week.
• Fluency in Spanish and ability to use design software are pluses.

Contact: Ann Marie Cunningham,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Math Curriculum and Content Writers Needed ASAP


This would be a temporary position lasting 4-6 weeks starting immediately with the potential for full time employment depending on performance. This may also result in additional work depending on the performance of the individual. Positions can be full time or part time.

We are looking for individuals who are skilled and experienced in developing math curriculum for either 6-8 or 9-12th grade material. Must be comfortable with lesson pacing, question/problem set creation, and be able to work with tight deadlines. We have content templates and a supervisor to manage you.

We recommend at least one IN-Person meeting--but most work will be conducted remotely on your own time.

Please send resume and cover letter asap to

LAURA'S NOTE: They are a Houston-based company.

Laura's Edit: "We definitely welcome writers in other cities, and would be willing to touch base with applicants over the phone."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Potential work

Hi...was contacted by Ruth (details below) for some interesting work with student planners. She is looking to expand her writing/editing pool and she is open to receiving resumes. Her contact info is below...take a look at the product...lots of new products coming down the pike.

Best, Michele


Ruth Richardson

Managing Editor

School Specialty Planning & Student Development
2000 Kentucky Street
Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 800/536-2959
Direct: 360-756-5665
Fax: 360-734-3096
E-mail: |

More gigs/jobs

Editorial Assistant

Curriculum Specialist

We are looking for a Curriculum Specialist for our headquarters in the City Center area of Oakland, California, near the 12th Street BART station. The person in this position will design, write, develop and maintain training modules, job aids, quick reference guides, and other learning and support materials to support business initiatives. The Curriculum Specialist will also ensure effective training solutions exist in classroom and distance formats to address the needs of a geographically diverse audience. Responsibilities: Conduct needs analysis and design appropriate training solutions. Develop interactive course content in multiple formats, including but not limited to computer-based, virtual classroom, meeting-in-a-box and instructor-led training. Develop course content using multiple authoring tools. Ensure objectives are appropriate and that training materials meet objectives. Create assessments to validate/certify learning objectives are met. Evaluate existing training materials and recommend changes as needed to keep training current and relevant. Maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts and other staff members. Maintain the Training and Development website to ensure all content is current. Act as a backup to the Training Specialist. Provide training through various means as necessary, including but not limited to 1 on 1, groups, online and Train-the-Trainer. Act as a backup to the Technical Writer including but not limited to writing, editing and deleting operational procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Communications, Education, English or Writing. Two to three years’ experience developing training solutions in multiple formats, including but not limited to computer-based, virtual classroom, meeting-in-a-box and instructor-led. Exposure to training in a business/commercial environment preferred. Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely in writing, using correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Ability to read, analyze, interpret and summarize information such as regulatory instructions, policy manuals, task documentation, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak clearly, tactfully, and effectively to members, volunteers, and employees at all levels of organization. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees within organization. Working knowledge of course authoring software Proficient in the use of basic applications in a Windows-based environment. Ability to produce professional-looking documents utilizing available applications. Ability to work under pressure and deliver projects under tight deadlines. Flexibility in order to respond to constant changes of schedule, plans and priorities. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to multitask and manage numerous projects simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with employee in all departments of the Credit Union.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New gig

Just came across this one.

Remote Spanish Content Developer


More gigs

Remote Instructional Designer

Freelance Editor

A company seeks editors in various subject areas. These editors will be on a freelance basis. Subject areas include biosciences, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, physical sciences, Earth sciences, engineering, and economics.

Qualifications include:

  • over 5 years academic editing experience
  • possess masters or doctorate degree from a reputed university
  • experience in ESL writing and/or editing
  • be a published author or have served on editorial board of a journal - a plus
  • provide editing samples
  • willing to take a short test

Location: Freelance

Compensation: TBD

We are looking for experienced editors to join our team. Please contact us if the following is true of you:

* I have over 5 years of experience in academic editing
* I hold a Doctorate or Masters degree from a reputed university
* I have experience in ESL (English as a second language) writing / editing
* I take deadlines very seriously
* I am a published author or have served on the editorial board of a journal (added advantage)

Currently, we seek editors from the following subject areas: Biosciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical sciences, Physical sciences, Earth sciences, Engineering, and Economics

If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to

Please include the following details in your covering letter:

* Post applied for: Proofreader / Copyeditor / Substantive editor
* Turnaround time (words/day)
* Rate per 1000 words (in USD)
* Editing samples

You will be required to take a short test, clearing which you will progress to the next step in the recruitment process.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Friday July 16, 2010

Hi, Here are some leads, all are fine for telecommuting unless a city location is listed.


Good luck!

Miscellaneous jobs/sites

Hi all...I get lots of different announcements, including instructional design, etc...will post here, but if these don't really move you, let me know, and I will limit to your interest only.

Part-time Curriculum Writers/Consultants

elearning Instructional Designer

Work-At-Home Education Consultants, Editors, & Statisticians

Assistant Director, Course Design, Delivery and Assessment

Remote Development Editor

he Senior. Development Editor is responsible for developing and reviewing manuscripts for digital delivery. Responsibility also includes the editorial execution of a specific project (s) or parts of projects. This position is responsible for implementing and updating editorial guides; storyboarding course scripts, establishing productive relationships with external vendors and contractors; implementing and monitoring best practices workflow processes; and facilitating peer mentoring. This position requires an exceptional ability to contribute to and oversee the execution of project schedules; interface with all levels of project stakeholders; and execute high-profile deliverables with expediency and keen attention to detail. The individual must be a creative, diplomatic innovator who can balance multiple business demands, such as pedagogical quality, budgetary requirements, resource limitations, and fixed project schedules, while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented attitude.

Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:
Attend cross-functional meetings and interface with product managers, project managers, functional managers, and subject-matter experts
Contribute to project documentation, metrics, budgets, and reports
Interface with vendors, contractors, and agency help
Contribute to implementation and ongoing maintenance of the development editorial guides and documents
Provide precision editorial services for high-profile, on-demand projects such as marketing collateral, presentations, prototypes, and other special projects
Interface with the legal department on questions of rights and permissions and document outcomes
Assist in the recommendation, adoption, and implementation of global resources.
B.A./B.S. in journalism, English, professional writing, or related field required
M.A. preferred
Minimum of 5 years writing, editing, and validating content (and assets) for diverse audiences, products, and delivery systems
Recent leadership or supervisory experience with evidence of growing responsibility
Significant experience within the education field preferred

Skills/knowledge/abilities '
Proven experience leading teams of writers and editors with an emphasis on collaborative decision making, thorough documentation and successful implementation
Proven experience interfacing with product managers, project managers, functional managers, and vendors, contractors, and agency help
Previous experience contributing to project documentation, metrics, budgets, and reports
Ability to provide precision editorial services for high-profile, on-demand projects such as marketing collateral, presentations, prototypes, and other special projects
Ability to assist in the recommendation, adoption, and implementation of global resources.
Proficiency with MS Office and familiarity with MS Project.
Excellent communication skills and detailed oriented.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the minimum qualifications for the opening, please submit your resume and application by going to to complete the Online Response Form.

Managing Director, Multimedia and Online Learning (Flexible)

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here are some leads for today:


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Wed, Jul 14, 2010

Ok, so it's really quiet on the job boards for this specific niche. I know I've posted the above link before but I'm sure it's been over a year. It's more of an 'accepting submissions' thing.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Tue, Jul 13, 2010

Education Market
Business Market
Okie dokie. That looks like all there is.

Good luck,

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More info on those Guru leads

Hi Laura,

Both projects are also up on, which does not charge for bids. If people prefer to work outside of Freelancer, that's fine - please email me at elearningATgmailDOTcom with 'Reading Comprehension' or 'Grammar and Writing' in the subject. Project details can be viewed there.

Reading Comprehension course:

Grammar and Writing course:

We have already selected some candidates for portions of these projects. We are also looking for strong writers to produce original reading passages for us.

Thanks for your help,

Education-Related Leads for Friday July 9, 2010

Here are some leads for today, all fine for telecommuting unless a city location is listed.


Good luck!

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Here are the leads for today:


Wednesday, July 7, 2010



I received a lead in email that I'd like to pass on to you:

Hi Laura,

Thanks for getting back to me. To give you some background, we are a startup company developing test prep materials for the teacher certification market. The two projects are as follows:

Content for Grammar and Writing Course

Content for Reading Comprehension Course

Bidding for the Reading Comp. course ends in two days and I am loathe to extend it for another seven so if you could post today I would greatly appreciate it! Telecommuting is fine on both projects.

Thank you,

The leads are both on You will need to sign in to see the details. I don't have a Guru account, so I didn't go too far.

Good luck!