Curriculum and Assessment Writer

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Job Description

Remote, Employee Position

As Curriculum and Assessment Writer, you will develop a wide variety of multiple-choice items, poll questions, writing prompts, and other formative and summative assessment content for our online courses. In cooperation with our subject matter experts, editors, and production specialists, the Curriculum and Assessment Writer will help ensure that our courses meet our high standards of excellence for instructors and adult learners in a variety of higher ed settings.

About Soomo Learning

Since 2004, Soomo Learning has been creating high-quality, interactive, digital textbooks for higher education. We launched with the objective to create courseware that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook. As we put our work to the test, we learned it takes much more than changing a textbook to improve student outcomes. Outcome improvement comes from careful attention to the problems at hand, collaboration with faculty, and iteration. Soomo Learning is an organization built to uncover the strategies and tools to best enable student success in any given course. Today, Soomo Learning provides a broad range of services, technology, and content development for the design, delivery, and improvement of online, blended, and traditional courses. Soomo is a team of people who have chosen to invest our lives in creating better digital resources for learning.

Report: position reports to Executive Editor

Responsibilities

  • Write clear, well-designed multiple-choice items, writing prompts, poll questions, and other formative and summative assessment content

  • Rigorously align assessment content with learning design and instructional goals

  • With the Lead Learning Designer, evaluate and analyze activity data to iteratively improve assessment content and design

  • With the Lead Learning Designer, use backward design to scaffold outcomes to formative assessments and other measures that provide evidence for comprehension

  • Work with editorial leadership and teammates to initiate ideas and solutions, anticipate and resolve problems, and ensure excellent results

  • Strengthen our products, processes, and outcomes by furthering your knowledge of disciplines and trends core to our teams growth Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant experience (educational publishing strongly preferred)

  • Advanced degree in education, curriculum, or related field strongly preferred

  • Ability to successfully manage and optimize projects and processes

  • Willingness to continually test assumptions and apply research in innovative ways

  • Strong technical skills using development and communication tools such as Word, Google Docs, and Slack

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, with exceptional initiative and commitment to excellence

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience working with undergraduate curriculum strongly preferred

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About checked

Soomo Learning was launched in 2004 with the stated mission to “create something that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook.” We have been building interactive digital textbooks for college courses—and supporting the instructors and students who use them—ever since.


Values

We are digital craftsmen with a passion for education, including editors, graphic artists, web developers, filmmakers, and instructional designers. Far more than your typical e-book, our webtexts are comprehensive, interactive, multimedia textbook replacements. Our learning analytics will give you insight into what your students are doing that no textbook or e-book could ever provide. In the future, everyone will learn from resources like these. But today, they’re only available from Soomo.


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