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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Content Curator

HI...this from a colleague. If interested in the gig, contact Dvora Inwood directly at
 dvora@knewton.com . Michele


Note: This is an on-site gig. Remote work is not an option at this time.
-Laura

Content Curator

Knewton is poised to revolutionize the practice of education with the world's most powerful adaptive learning engine. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated, and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business.

We’re looking for a group of amazingly brilliant Content Curators to find and tag the content for our open platform—which allows any user, anywhere in the world, to create or discover an adaptive learning experience. Your job will be to seed the platform with content and empower communities of users to add to that base. You will make pedagogical connections between biology and chemistry, 6thgrade writing and 7thgrade writing, word problems and word games, to name a few.
In the process, you’ll interact with our Adaptive Instruction, Data Science, 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
● Classify, ingest, and tag the universe of educational content
● Help build courses and learning experiences from this content base to demonstrate the power of adaptive learning
● Collaborate with the Product team on tools that make this process scalable
● Work with Data Science and Adaptive Instruction teams to enable large scale approaches to leveraging technical and human capital
● QA adaptive recommendations to ensure efficacy

Requirements/Qualifications
● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; Master’s degree in education or library sciences a plus
● Familiarity with educational standards and taxonomies
● Exceptional communication skills and scrupulous attention to detail
● Strong organizational skills and capacity to communicate in cross functional groups
● Good quantitative and logical skills
● Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

5 comments:

Patrice said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm having trouble contacting Dvora via the email address provided. My email keeps coming back as "undeliverable." Is anyone else having this problem?

Thanks for posting this job. It looks very intriguing.

Yours,

Pat

Dvora said...

Please note that this is a NYC-based job. Soon, we may be hiring remote Academic Content Experts so if you fall into that category, feel free to contact me, specifying that constraint.

I can be reached at dvora@knewton.com

Jems Nichole said...
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Dvora said...

At this point, we are only looking to hire Mathematics content experts, in-house. I will keep people on file should we open it up to remote hires later.

Dvora said...

I'd like to clarify that we are only hiring Mathematics content experts now, for an in-house, full-time position. To those who have contacted me about working remotely, I appreciate your emails and I will keep you on file.