Instructional Designer Contractor

Job Description

Who we are

Maestro is a learning innovation company. Our purpose is to do good in the world by inspiring positive change through better learning experiences driven by creative strategy, design, and technology. Maestro creates learning that empowers and inspires. We hire talented humans who are aligned with our purpose and truly care about the needs of our clients and everyone around them.

Who you are

You’re a lifelong learner that has a way with words. You’re detail oriented with exceptional writing and editing skills. You don’t just know your way around a sentence, though; you also have a keen understanding of how to adapt your writing voice according to project needs. Obviously, you’re a great communicator, but you’re also capable of (and comfortable with) presenting and explaining your work to project teammates in a clear manner. Organization is a strength and you’re a pro with desktop publishing software, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office. You have experience working as a freelancer, which enables you to be flexible with the ebbs and flows of custom projects. When it comes to your work, you’re a self-starter who’s able to work independently, you search out answers to your questions, and you execute with exceptional quality.

What you’ll be doing

  • Writing outlines, storyboards, and scripts for learning experiences (eLearning courses, vILT, resources, etc.)
  • Researching and synthesizing a variety of source materials, such as project briefs, training slide decks, client-provided documents, marketing brochures, journal articles, standard operating procedures, and client feedback to inform instructional content
  • Implementing revisions to your written content based on constructive feedback from other project team members and considering how those revisions may impact the entire learning experience 
  • Managing your time in order to meet project milestones and deadlines for your projects
  • Taking ownership of your tasks and keep the project team updated on progress through proactive communication

Talents we’re looking for

  • Prior experience in instructional design, business communication, journalism, editing, technical writing, or similar
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles and methodologies
  • Experience working with eLearning authoring tools like Rise 360 and Storyline 360 by Articulate
  • Knowledge of various writing style guides, especially Chicago Manual of Style and AP
  • Excellent time-management and communication skills
  • Comfort using Google Workspace and other digital collaboration tools
  • An average of 20-hour a week availability when active on projects
  • Availability during EST business hours preferred
  • Prior agency experience is a plus
  • Bonus if you have a background in writing about technical concepts such as finance, law, or the medical field

The perks

  • Hourly rate based on experience and talent 
  • Opportunity to be considered for additional contract work
  • Opportunity to work on projects for brands you probably know and love
  • Opportunity to work as part of a fun, collaborative, and creative team
  • Remote work

We believe that creating an inclusive workplace helps us create better work

Maestro is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging a part of everything we do – from our employee experience to how we engage with our clients, users, and our community. Regardless of gender, gender identity, race, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status, we firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic self.

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