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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Job description:

    We are looking for a writer 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 an experienced content professional, you believe in making content clear, engaging, and easy to understand. 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 and research the best ways to solve a problem. 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: Mid to 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



    • Write alternative descriptions (alt text) and transcripts for accessibility

    • Contribute to the development of accessibility processes as part of the writing team and learning design team, doing research into best practices and writing guidelines

    • Work with subject matter experts and the production team to build and refine engaging e-learning content in science, anti-racism, and inclusive education

    • Implement editorial style guides (we use Chicago Manual of Style)

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

    • Write blog posts

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

    • Support with editing and learning design where needed



    • Excellent English communication skills

    • A degree and at least 3 years of experience in content writing

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

    • Creativity and storytelling skills

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

    • A passion for research and exploring ideas

    • Grammatical accuracy

    • 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

    • Willingness to upskill 

    • Enjoys a robust discussion about grammar and style rules


    Good to have:

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

    • 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 to apply

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

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