Editor - Instructional Design (Contract)

Springboard - San Francisco, CA - Full time

Springboard - San Francisco, CA - Full time

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The Company

At Springboard, we are on a mission to bridge the skills gap by delivering high-quality, affordable education for new economy skills. Since our inception, we have helped thousands of people around the world learn new skills using a combination of best-in-class curricula, project-based deliverables, and 1:1 mentorship — all aimed at giving students an advantage on the job market. Our curricula are collaboratively developed by teams of subject matter experts, writers, and instructional designers.

The Opportunity

As Springboard’s first Editor for Instructional Design, you’ll own the words we use to communicate with our students: you’ll play a significant role in creating and refining the curricula for our courses. You’ll set the standards and guidelines for our curricular language, and ensure they’re followed across the company.

As online courses become an ever larger part of the educational landscape, this is an opportunity to shape an entirely new type of educational language — one that’s future-focused and built for the web.


* Work with Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts on copy for all new curricula as well as improvements to existing curricula

* Collaborate with Instructional Designers to ensure that technical concepts are explained sufficiently clearly — or rewrite as needed

* Edit, proofread, and be the final pair of eyes on all curricular material

* Create, maintain, and enforce Springboard’s overall guidelines for curricular language

* Write copy for student-facing product features as needed


* Have experience editing and writing complex technical material for the web

* Have the ability to quickly learn/understand new material, and translate it for a lay audience

* Have previously created and managed online style guides

* Are deeply empathetic and can quickly translate the reader mindset into writing principles

* Love the nitty-gritty of writing and can spot a typo from a mile away!

* Are organized and detail-oriented

* Are passionate about improving education for the future

Bonus points if you have:

* Experience with UX copy

* Some experience in education or curriculum development

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Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level


Springboard is driven by a big mission: professional education is broken and we’re helping fix it by bringing high-quality, affordable, career-focused online courses to thousands around the world. We're building a phenomenal team, and we genuinely care about your personal/professional growth.

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