Twinkl Educational Publishing South Africa Full-time 2024-06-28

Content Writer/Editor – English Teacher (South Africa)

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

Pay Rate: US$6.50 per hour

Contract: A 12-month contract. Self-employed contractor. Responsible for own taxes. No benefits. 

Hours of work: 37.5hrs a week

Hiring Manager: Wendy Pienaar

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 South Africa 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 content writers and editors to join our Twinkl South Africa team and create exceptional resources in English to help teachers teach the current CAPS curriculum. We are looking for creative, innovative, cooperative content writers/editors to join our team and collaborate with making perfect English content on our website.

As a team, we are looking to add new creative ideas and engaging resources to improve our South Africa content on the website.

​​You will create innovative printable and digital South African teaching resources that address key standards in English:

(NB: Please let us know on your cover letter which one of the following areas you would like to work with – please pick only one)

  • English language SP specialist content
  • Maths SP specialist content
  • LSEN specialist content
  • Senior Phase content  – please state which of the following majors/subjects: Natural Science, Technology, History, Geography, EMS, LO or Creative Arts

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 materials to children in South Africa.

As part of the Twinkl South Africa 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 must provide your own technology, have reliable high-speed internet access and a back-up power solution.

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:

  • Creating resources following the product scheme, reviewing and editing content that our Writers have created to ensure it is accurate, well written, suitable for the target year group and providing the correct level of challenge and support.
  • Meeting, working and communicating with other team members in a scrum team to achieve sprint goals. 
  • ​​Researching South African educational resource trends and ideas to make sure your assigned resources will be instant hits with South African teachers.

In this role, you will learn:

  • How to create exceptional content following the Twinkl guidelines and according to CAPS.
  • 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:

  • Your Team Leader and Line Manager
  • Other Twinkl South Africa 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: providing the highest-quality South African content to help all those who teach in South Africa!

Requirements

We are especially interested in anyone who also meets the following:

  • Have an excellent understanding of English and excellent spelling and punctuation skills.
  • Qualifications: Hold a university degree in education.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ South African classroom experience.
  • Be creative accurate, always bring new ideas to the table and be able to communicate in English.

Benefits

This is a freelance international contractor position and the contract will not offer benefits.

However, 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. 

Our Recruitment Process: