Content Developer – The Teaching Company, LLC – OPCO – Chantilly, VA
Location: Chantilly, VA
POSITION TITLE: CONTENT DEVELOPER
A pioneer in the lifelong-learning market, The Teaching Company is a popular and growing media company that produces The Great Courses: a series of comprehensive and engaging, university-level, video and audio courses taught by the world’s greatest professors without the pressure of schedules, homework, or exams.
The Great Courses cover a wide variety of topics ranging from traditional liberal arts subjects, such as philosophy, history, literature, and the sciences, to practical classes, in photography, foreign languages, health and wellness, business skills, and much more. The company has ongoing partnerships with venerable educational brands such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Mayo Clinic, The Culinary Institute of America, and others.
The Teaching Company has developed a catalog of over 700 courses comprising over 8,900 hours of content. The Great Courses are delivered to customers via digital streaming, DVD, and CD sales on the e-commerce site www.TheGreatCourses.com; and, most recently, through The Great Courses Plus, a digital subscription platform that PC Magazine has called “Netflix for Learning.” The Great Courses can be found on Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Channels, Comcast Xfinity Video on Demand, Audible.com, Recorded Books, Kanopy, Hoopla, and more.
The Great Courses also has highly rated apps available across most major app platforms, including iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Alexa.
Since its establishment in 1990, The Teaching Company has sold more than 25 million courses and prominent and loyal customers of The Teaching Company include Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, and George Lucas, to name a few.
The Teaching Company is looking for a Content Developer (CD) who can support our mission to create engaging nonfiction entertainment media that satisfies the curiosity and interests of lifelong learners. Meeting the challenges of a deadline-driven audio and video production environment, you will be part of a dedicated team that works with the top experts across the spectrum of academic, professional, and lifestyle subject areas to develop the words and the stories that bring complex ideas to life.
At the position’s core, you are responsible for working with experts and production teams to create engaging, educational content, with a dedication to quality and a world-class customer experience, for our marquee brand, The Great Courses.
- Work closely with contracted experts to serve as a developmental editor, reviewing content topic outlines and script submissions to make recommendations based on content, customer expectations, and organizational needs.
- Work with experts to ensure their content delivery deadlines are met for their topic outlines, written materials (typically, scripts), and any associated guidebook or workbook content (e.g., quiz questions).
- In partnership with the Producer, the CD provides continuity and accuracy of the educational experience for customers during the audio/video recording of material by ensuring each lecture delivered is coherent, well organized, and in compliance with written materials.
- Interact knowledgeably and professionally with university professors and content experts across a wide range of subject matter, from the liberal arts and sciences to travel, professional development, and health and wellness.
- Graduate degree preferred, with experience in research and teaching
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Attention to detail, with a keen editorial eye for catching errors and for improving the organization and clarity of scripted content
- Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work comfortably with professors and content experts
- Project management experience
- Intellectual curiosity across multiple disciplines
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)