The Academic Development Editor will be an essential member of the Content Development Team at EF Learning Labs headquarters in Shanghai. You will be at the forefront of the hybrid model to language learning and be responsible for keeping pace with the latest trends.
You will be responsible for concept development, creation and quality management of innovative learning products. Working with the Academic Director and Academic Manager, you will develop and introduce academic and editorial guidelines and coordinate their implementation across teams.
collecting academic requirements and creating proposals for new learning products
developing and implementing academic and editorial guidelines with the academic team
researching and supporting investigation into new and innovative approaches to online learning
helping to hire, train and manage freelance writers and editors
ensuring that all delivered learning content meets agreed standards
reviewing editorial issues with team to improve overall content quality
working with cross-functional project teams to develop multimedia materials for online and offline delivery
working with subject matter experts to ensure that content matches learning objectives
coordinating cross-team communication of content writing and development progress
writing and editing lesson materials
MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Linguistics
at least 5 years’ experience in the field of ESL/ELT
experience in ESL/ELT materials development
training and/or management experience
excellent communication and interpersonal skills
attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in written and spoken English
excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and consistently meet deadlines
creativity, enthusiasm, energy and team spirit
strong computer skills and the ability to work well in a technology environment
Interested applicants should send an updated resume and cover letter. Preference will be given to applicants who submit writing samples (articles, academic papers, lesson samples, etc.).
About EF Learning LabsEF Learning Labs is the global research and development unit of EF Education First, the world’s largest private educational organization. With EF Learning Labs units in Shanghai, London and Boston, EF is transforming the way people learn languages and building one of the first massively-scalable education businesses on the planet.What we believeTechnology will change educatio...n forever. An educational revolution is underway, powered by technology and smart design. EF Learning Labs is at the forefront of this revolution, charting a future centered on iOS and Android devices. We are a prolific contributor to open source communities and do ground-breaking work in speech recognition, virtual collaboration and adaptive learning.Who we areOur EF Learning Labs team is an unusual collection of talented software engineers, designers, linguists, teachers, architects, and filmmakers who “get” language learning and are constantly thinking about how the collision of code, device, art, and human beings can work together to create student experiences that make a difference.