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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Learning Sandbox is an education technology consultancy. Our mission is to help you leverage the latest learning technologies in your educational institution, giving your students access to digital content that aims to empower, engage and inspire. The heartbeat of our business is producing bespoke digital content while also offering strategic, pedagogical...
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    Senior Content Editor

    Job description:

    We are looking for an experienced editor to join our team, making engaging e-learning content in science and inclusive education. Learning Sandbox is a young, dynamic start-up working with top academic institutions, so you need to be flexible, versatile, and passionate about learning and researching new things as we work. As a content professional, you believe in making content clear, engaging, and easy to understand. As an editor, you can take a scythe to a piece of clumsy prose, and you can guide a writer to make their words shine. You know your em dashes from your en dashes. You consider yourself a life-long learner and you’re dedicated to finding the best ways to ensure everyone has access to education. You’re a deep thinker, ready to get stuck into complex and unfamiliar subjects. You’re also a team player, ready to turn your hand to whatever needs doing. You thrive in collaborative environments and embrace challenges as opportunities to learn.  

     

    The basics:

    • Remuneration: Market-related

    • Type: Full-time, permanent

    • Job level: Senior

    • Reports to: Lead Writer and Learning Designer

    • Location: Remote, with the option of coming into our shared office space in Constantia, Cape Town

    • Company: Learning Sandbox

    • Start date: As soon as possible

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Copy-edit different types of content, mainly in science, inclusive education, and anti-racism

    • Copy-edit blogs, UX copy, internal guides, and other communications where needed

    • Edit alternative descriptions (alt text) for accessibility

    • Contribute to the development of accessibility processes as part of the writing and learning design team

    • Support in the creation and implementation of editorial style guides, and ensure consistency

    • Ensure readability and digital accessibility best practices across all written content

    • Edit e-learning content on inclusive education (text, videos, infographics, and other content types)

    • Proofread web content before it goes live

    • Guide content creators and writers to create clear copy, giving constructive feedback

    • Switch between heavy structural editing, lighter editing, and proofreading where needed

    • Work with learning designers and educators to ensure learning objectives are achieved

    • Stay updated with best practices in social justice language

    • Support other editors and writers

    • Support various teams with word dilemmas and grammatical crises, and be an extra brain to bounce ideas or solve a problem


     

    Requirements:

    • Excellent English communication skills

    • A degree and at least 3 to 5 years of editing experience

    • A passion for accessibility, inclusive education, and anti-racism

    • Awareness of power dynamics and biases in language

    • The ability to work both independently and with a diverse global team

    • A passion for research and exploring ideas

    • Proofreading precision

    • Knowledge of different publishing and editing processes

    • Experience adapting to different style guides (we use The Chicago Manual of Style)

    • Proficiency in US English grammar (or able to learn the rules quickly)

    • Ability to multi-task and switch between different types of tasks within a day

    • Excellent work ethic and high standards

    • Comfortable with receiving and giving feedback to both professional writers and non-writers

    • Willingness to upskill 

    • Enjoys a robust discussion about grammar and style rules

     

    Good to have:

    • Experience in learning design, instructional design, or online education

    • Science editing experience

    • A background or knowledge in life sciences or inclusive education

    • Familiarity with the Google Suite and Trello

     

    Must be eligible for employment in South Africa

     

    We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individual differences are respected, appreciated, and supported.

     

    Please upload your CV, a brief letter of introduction, and a portfolio or writing sample. The next step for shortlisted candidates is to complete a competency test. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks after the deadline, unfortunately the application has been unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Learning Sandbox on learningsandbox.bamboohr.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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