ELA Content Writer - Assessment Focus (Freelance)

IXL Learning - Remote - Part time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by over 15 million students, is seeking creative, motivated writers to join our content development team. In this role, you will work closely with editors and curriculum designers to create eloquent and engaging language arts passages for grade PK–12 assessments as well as other language arts content.

This is a remote, 1099 consulting role for three months with a possible extension.


  • Researching informational topics of interest to a school-aged audience
  • Sourcing passages from texts for use in online activities and assessments
  • Writing sentences, paragraphs, and longer passages for use in online activities and assessments
  • Crafting questions, answers, and explanations based on guidelines and samples
  • Adhering to conventions in The Chicago Manual of Style and an in-house style guide
  • Accepting and implementing feedback


  • BA/BS degree, preferably in English, creative writing, or a related field
  • Experience writing ELA K–12 content for large-scale summative, interim, and formative assessments
  • Exceptional writing skills, including a finely tuned sense of English grammar and usage
  • Strong critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects
  • Previous professional writing experience (educational or YA content preferred)


  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • A writing sample consisting of 2–3 assessment items that you have created


IXL Learning is the country's largest edtech company. We reach millions of learners through our diverse range of products. For example:

  • 1 in 4 students in the United States uses IXL.com
  • Rosetta Stone provides an immersive learning experience for 25 languages
  • Wyzant is the nation's largest community of tutors, covering 300+ subjects
  • Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) is a comprehensive marketplace for millions of educator-created resources

Our mission is to create innovative products that will make a real, positive difference for learners and educators and we're looking for passionate, mission-minded people to join us in achieving this goal. We have a unique culture at IXL that fosters collaboration and the open exchange of ideas. We value our team and treat one another with kindness and respect. We approach our work with passion, tenacity, and authenticity. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions and we are eager to have you join our team.

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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