Freelance Creative Writer

Education Technology Company - Chicago, IL

ContractEstimated: $49,000 - $68,000 a year

Education technology company is seeking freelance writers to write 2-3 minute scripts for educational video projects about a variety of topics for grades K-12. The ideal candidate has the ability to:

  • develop and pitch creative video concepts
  • write grade-level appropriate comedy/humor
  • uncover the wonder in a variety of educational topics
  • synthesize complex topics into easy to understand, engaging prose
  • intellectually engage students by unpacking the why’s of life’s big questions with a fresh perspective and in a way that students can relate to
  • connect student learning to the real world
  • take direction up front and apply feedback in the editing process
  • write creatively while adhering to established guidelines
  • stick to deadlines and deliver work on time
  • bonus points if you have experience with educational material in core subject areas

We are seeking talented writers who enjoy collaboration, are open to feedback, and--most of all--are excited about creating engaging educational content. We expect there will be a learning curve as writers gain experience with developing video concepts and writing for a particular target age in a tone that is cool but not pandering.
Work Samples:

In order for your application to be complete, we ask that you submit writing samples. Please submit EITHER 2-3 published pieces that demonstrate comedic writing and/or ability to explain something OR 250-500 words explaining Empathy, Lab Safety, or Quotation Marks, specifying what age range your writing sample is geared toward.

Keywords: comedy, podcast, writer, education, script, screenwriter

Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Type: Contract

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote