Twinkl Educational Publishing Egypt Full-time 2024-07-05

Location: Egypt, 100% remote work-from-home position (You must permanently live and have the right to work in Egypt to apply for this position)

Contract: 6-month contract initially, with an extension highly likely. Self-employed contractor. Responsible for own taxes. No benefits. 

Pay Rate: $4.50 USD per hour

Hours of work: Part-time, 20 hours per week. Flexible working hours around core meetings.

Hiring Manager: Menna Abukhadra

Recruiter: Charlotte Harris

First things first! What is Twinkl? What is Twinkl’s mission?

Twinkl is here to “help those who teach.” It’s what brings us to work every day. We’re proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey.

Our award-winning resource collection – created by teachers for teachers – provides unlimited supplementary digital and printable teaching resources at an unbeatable value. 

We have over a million resources, and new content is added every day. Don’t see what you need? Just ask! We make bespoke resources for our members as part of our world-class customer service promise to help those who teach. 

We support educators and children across Egypt, the Middle East and around the world, and we’re committed to transforming lives through education.

Whoever you are, whatever you teach, Twinkl is here for you!

The Role:

Here at Twinkl we are currently looking for an Arabic children’s story writer to join our Twinkl Egypt team and create exceptional stories and eBooks. You’ll be writing a variety of children’s books covering a variety of topics such as: social and parenting stories, Islamic stories and Arabic guided reading stories in order to help teachers teach Arabic matching the current Egyptian curriculum. We are looking for creative, innovative, cooperative content writers/editors to join our team and collaborate with making perfect Arabic content on our website.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about children’s literature and giving back to the education community, and keen to share their expertise with others in their team. To succeed in this role you must perfect Arabic writing skills following Arabic grammar rules and have a record of Arabic children stories publications. You’ll be providing a sample of your Arabic stories to Twinkl. You will also be helping to create Arabic resources related to your eBooks. As a team we are looking to add new creative ideas and engaging resources to improve our Arabic content on the website.

In your role as a writer/editor, you will focus on quality when writing content and help ensure that the content of our resources the writers have written is accurate and well written, helping us to deliver high-quality Arabic materials to children around the world.

As part of the Twinkl Egypt team,  you will communicate with other team members and attend weekly meetings to stay updated on the progress of our work. You will be part of an agile team that communicates via email, messaging, and video meetings. To fulfil this role, you will need to provide your own technology and have reliable high-speed internet access.

The content you write will be turned into professional Twinkl products by our highly skilled design and illustration team.

How you’ll spend your day:

  • Helping to ideate new children stories and resources in order to grow the Arabic product library on Twinkl website, considering age groups, different genres, popular topics and representing diversity;
  • Creating Arabic resources following the Arabic product scheme, meeting, working and communicating with other team members of designers and illustrators to ensure high quality of your stories.
  • Researching Arabic educational resource trends and ideas to make sure your assigned resources will be instant hits with our millions of global members.

In this role, you will learn:

  • How to brainstorm new ideas for new creative children’s stories.
  • How to create exceptional Arabic content following the guidelines of Modern Arabic standard (Fos-ha).
  • How to adapt new ideas to fit a new market.
  • How a scrum team works together across different markets and countries.

You’ll work with:

  • Menna Abukhadra (Egypt Country Manager and Arabic product owner) – Menna Abukhadra leads the Twinkl Egypt team and is responsible for all Arabic resources related to Arabic Grammar, Arabic Handwriting and Arabic eBooks on the Twinkl website. Menna has been working at Twinkl for five years. She started as a Middle East Content Executive, then moved her focus to the Egyptian Market until she became Twinkl Country Manager for Egypt. She has an educational career background as she is a professor at Cairo University and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge. She has been working in the educational sector in Egypt for 18 years before moving to Twinkl. She speaks 3 languages and she has written 3 publications about education in the Middle East.
  • Other Twinkl Egypt team members – the team consists of a production team leader, other Content Writers/ Editors, designers, illustrators and marketing specialists. We all work together in harmony towards one message, which is providing the highest quality Arabic content to help all those who teach in Arabic in Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest of the world!

Requirements

We are especially interested in anyone who meets a combination of the following requirements:

  • Have experience writing Arabic children’s stories with a record of publications.
  • Have an excellent understanding of Arabic and excellent spelling and punctuation skills in Arabic.
  • Qualifications: Hold A bachelor’s university degree in education/languages/literature.
  • Qualifications: English language from accredited institutions in Egypt.
  • Be creative, accurate, always bring new ideas to the table and be able to communicate in English.

Benefits

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.

Here are some of the things that make Twinkl a great place to work:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before the process. 
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home. 
  • As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender, ethnicity, disability, and marital status.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – Our ever-evolving program includes: Monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats and mentoring. 
  • Collaboration across continents! You’ll plug into a global team working to help improve the lives of educators around the world. 

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