[FILLED] Job Opportunity: English Education Expert – Help Make Video Courses and Make A Big Impact

Are you an expert at teaching English?

Do you obsess about how to teach English in the best possible way, and in the best possible order?

Do you want to reach and impact millions of people?

Note: this position has been filled, but we’re also hiring for other positions

This job might be for you if you:

  • like exercising your creativity and trying new things
  • like working collaboratively and are open to new ideas
  • are pragmatic/practical in your thinking on English education
  • like being able to set your own hours and work from home
  • like having a dependable, reliable stream of work
  • are comfortable with a fast-changing environment.

You should NOT take this job if you:

  • enjoy discussing academic theories more than the actual work of putting together a lesson plan
  • prioritize correct grammar and memorization over getting students to actively use the language
  • have a strong need/desire for in-person social interaction at work
  • like following instructions and being told what to do
  • don’t like needing to come up with ideas
  • are not comfortable in a fast-changing environment

ABOUT US

FluentU is an online education company that helps people learn languages with real-world videos, including movie trailers, music videos, news and inspiring talks. We have a website, iOS app (usually in the top 20-50 grossing iOS education apps), and Android app. Founded in 2011, we’re a profitable, stable company with long-term focus, and we’re proudly self-funded.

We get 5 million visitors per month on our blogs, and we’re leveraging that to launch a new video streaming service for learning English called UpEnglish. It will be made by a team of video producers, editors, scriptwriters, actors, animators, and of course, ESL experts (this is where you come in).

We’re planning to cover a broad range of business English topics like:

  • improving English speaking skills
  • online job interviews
  • email English
  • English for working remotely
  • English for IT professionals
  • English for managers
  • English for marketing professionals

This is a unique opportunity to have a big impact on UpEnglish, which is in the early stages.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As our expert English educator, you would get high level guidance on what we want to create (eg. a course on learning English for working remotely).

Based on that high level guidance, you would be responsible for:

  • Coming up with everything we need from the pedagogy side (eg. what are the words/phrases/concepts that should be learned, and in what sequence?)
  • sharing your bag of teaching tricks (eg. activities, games, examples, techniques etc to drawn from your teaching experience)
  • sharing what ‘works’ and use that as a jumping off point to try and figure out the best way to create a visual presentation of the material
  • Doing the research needed for specific topics/industries/domains that you’re not familiar with
  • Collaborating with our video producer/editors/actors/animators to bring it to life as a video course
  • If you have experience scriptwriting or copywriting, we could ask you to do that as well.

You would also work closely with the founder of FluentU.

This would be a full-time collaboration.

HOW WE WORK

We’re a 100% distributed/remote team. Here’s a little bit more about how we work:

  • Almost all of our communication is text-based (mostly via Asana) and we value clear communication.
  • Most things are not urgent. We take pride in having a calm work environment.
  • We also have a flat collaborative environment.
  • We make decisions based on logic/reason.
  • We believe in getting things done and continuous improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate:

  • is a fast learner who is eager to learn new things.
  • is humble and willing to get their hands dirty.
  • understands that there are other considerations/tradeoffs that need to be taken into account, aside from pedagogy.
  • is terrific at written communication.
  • has experience working remotely.
  • has deep experience teaching English.
  • has scriptwriting experience (this would be a nice plus).
  • is able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week (pay is hourly) on a consistent basis.

HOW TO APPLY

Note: this position has been filled, but we’re also hiring for other positions

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