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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Freelance Education Writers

Passing along this post for freelance education writers and editors:

Freelance Early Elementary Education Writers and Editors

Q2A/Bill Smith is a growing firm that is constantly seeking to expand its resource base! We are looking for excellent, experienced primary-age educational publishing writers and editors in both reading/language arts (especially phonics) and math. If you would like to be considered for one of our project teams, please email Krystal Tompkins your resume and project list to


Director of Curriculum

For ADL in NYC

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Content Producer WNET

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gigs and resource

Hi all...a blog viewer sent this to me...she thought it would be of interest...I concur

10 Education Hashtags on Twitter

And, some gigs (a mix of writing and other...not necessarily freelance)

Curriculum and Training Specialist
Close Up Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia

Curriculum Developers (2 positions), Community Learning Center (hourly rate is not great, but...)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Director
The City University of New York

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Children’s Newspaper Opportunity (Remote and On-Site)

Work Type: Seeking Freelance and On-Site (Midtown Manhattan) Staff

Description: Press4Kids (P4K) is looking to expand is team of freelance reporters and grow its full-time staff as it heads into the 2013–14 school year. P4K is a producer of children’s news publications, including News-O-Matic, a daily iPad-based newspaper for students at the elementary level.
The corporate mission is to inspire children to read on a daily basis while empowering them with the knowledge that they have the ability to change their world. News-O-Matic covers important national and international news, as well as kid-friendly features and current events. P4K’s on-staff child psychologist vets every story to ensure the safety and security of its readers. The job opportunities are as follows:

Freelance Nonfiction Reporters/Writers

P4K needs enthusiastic authors who can engage reluctant readers and help teach them about the world. Experienced authors of children’s nonfiction must be able to explain complicated concepts to early readers via short articles that are gripping, clearly organized, and age-appropriate for the audience.
As a reporter on the freelance team, you should be able to not only translate world news for children but come up with original features. While the majority of its articles will be assigned from the mainstream news, Press4Kids also looks to its writing team to discover events that will inspire readers with stories of courage and triumph, human and scientific achievement, and kids who make a positive difference.
Because News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper, writers must be able to work on very quick deadlines. Location: Remote.

Full-Time Editor (On-Site)

As Press4Kids continues to grow, it needs an in-house editor who can not only research and write news and feature articles but help manage new products and propose improvements. This includes content for students, as well as materials for parents and educators.  
Experience with elementary school students and/or familiarity with the CCSS is a huge plus. Former teachers, curriculum developers, and other former educators are highly encouraged to apply.
Possible candidates should be passionate about the business of news for children and want to play a key role in the development of the company. This position provides tremendous opportunities for growth as P4K expands into new markets.

Editorial and Production Interns (On-Site)

Are you — or someone you know — looking to kick-start a career in educational publishing? Tablet-based publishing is an exciting introduction to the future of the field. Join a fun, creative team and learn on the job while also providing important contributions to children’s newspaper.
P4K is looking for both editorial and production interns for the fall semester. Editorial interns can write, research, and learn about the fast-paced world of daily news on the cutting edge of technology. Production interns will help the Art Director create highly engaging visuals to inspire children on a daily basis. Candidates can contribute anywhere from 15 to 40 hours, depending on schedule and availability.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions: Please email a resume to with a description of why you are qualified for one of the open slots. Title your email, “Press4Kids Writer,” “Press4Kids Editor,” or “Press4Kids Intern.”
Contact name: Russell Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Senior Academic Advisor

This is another neat one...NYC. Michele

 McGraw Hill, Senior Academic Advisor, Music

Environmental Ed. Online Learning Specialist

So far from me! Michele


POSITION: Environmental Education Outreach Online Learning Specialist and Implementer Post-Doctoral Associate, full-time position, 40 hrs/wk, non-tenure track

STARTING DATE:By October 15, 2013

This position is an “outreach post-doc” in that the successful candidate will provide guidance and  leadership in enhancing the online learning opportunities of a major environmental education outreach project. The online courses and related learning opportunities are being offered through EPA’s National Environmental Education Training Program—“EECapacity”—in collaboration with the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. Specific duties include:

  • Develop and implement two new online courses: (1) Environmental Education: Finding Common Ground with Faith-Based, Military, and the Professional Sports Communities and (2) Environmental Education: Facing the Reality of Climate Change.
  • Implement one previously developed online course: Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes.
  • Investigate and recommend online platforms and pedagogical strategies appropriate for different types of online classes and related learning opportunities being offered through EECapacity and Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab.
  • Review the entire suite of online courses being offered through EECapacity and work with supervisor to upgrade course materials (e.g., through adding multi-media components) and to convert courses to self-taught format with accompanying opportunities for social networking.
  • Develop long-term online learning and business model for continuation of all EECapacity online courses beyond EPA funding.
Supervisor of individual hired will provide many of the materials for course development based on existing EECapacity and EPA resources, although person hired will be expected to seek out additional learning resources. Key participants in online courses include professionals in environmental education; youth and community development; museums, botanic gardens and zoos; and natural resources management, including in cities. University students also commonly enroll in EECapacity online courses. Thus far, EECapacity has developed or is developing 7 online courses. Individual hired will work with supervisor and online course assistant to enhance these courses and convert them to self-learning format as appropriate. Team participation with the EECapacity leadership group and Civic Ecology Lab graduate students and staff  is expected.  Appointment is one year. Location: Although living in or near Ithaca NY is preferable, supervisor will consider applicants living elsewhere who have a solid plan for ongoing communication and progress updates for supervisor. Through being part of EECapacity, position provides an opportunity to work with a national network of researchers and practitioners at the forefront of environmental education scholarship and practice, including in cities.

Applicants are to submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and addresses of three references as one PDF file to: Dr. Marianne E Krasny, Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853. <> . Application deadline is September 15 2013.


·         PhD in environmental education or related field (e.g., education, natural resources, communication, environmental psychology)
·         Demonstrated ability to develop and implement environmental education and/or related courses
·         Familiarity with online learning and associated platforms and technologies
·         Familiarity with use of multi-media resources in online learning
·         Familiarity with educational evaluation and research (preferred)
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.
Primary Location
-United States
-Natural Resources

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Experienced item writers needed: college-level biology (telecommute)

Description: We are an established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements. We’re currently developing items to accompany an intro biology book for biology majors. Content includes cells, genetics, evolution, diversity, plant form and function, animal form and function, and ecology.

Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook, as well as an item bank created for the previous edition, and will be asked to supplement existing items with new ones to parallel the revised text. In addition, accuracy and relevance of existing items will need to be checked against the new edition of the textbook.

Required experience: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in biology. Master’s or Ph.D. preferred. Three or more years’ experience writing and/or editing college-level science items. College-level teaching experience ideal but not essential for seasoned item writers.

Please respond with a current résumé. Provide original item-writing samples in appropriate subject matter, at a variety of Bloom's levels, and include areas of content specialty.

Timeline: Starting in mid-August (2013) and likely to continue through November
Location: Remote