Twinkl Educational Publishing Australia Part-time 2024-05-30

Location: Australia – 100% Remote / Home Working (Must permanently live in Australia & have the right to work without restrictions to apply for this role)

Pay Rate: $28 AUD per hour

Contract: 12-month initial contract (Highly likely to be extended, but no guarantees) – Self-employed contractor. Responsible for own taxes.

Hours of work: 15 hours per week – Part Time

Hiring Manager: Charley Buck

Recruiter: Frazer Morton

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 editable 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 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:

As a Content Writer for Languages Australia, you will create engaging, curriculum-aligned resources for Australian primary classrooms (Foundation to Year 6). You will develop innovative language learning materials that meet Australian Curriculum requirements and collaborate with Content Editors, Illustrators, and Designers to produce high-quality content. Ideal candidates are proficient in a language other than English, have experience teaching it in Australian primary schools, and understand the relevant Australian Curriculum. Strong writing skills and a creative approach are essential. If you’re enthusiastic about enhancing language education, apply now!

This role does not require you to work from the Twinkl office although you must be available for face-to-face meetings over webcam. The hours can be worked whenever suits you as long as the hours are completed within each week. If you are working from home, you will need to provide your own device to work on and a reliable, high-speed internet connection. We are looking for working teachers (part-time or casual relief) who can do this around their teaching.

Ongoing projects/how you’ll spend your day:

  • Ideate, develop and create innovative new resources for languages, aligned with the Australian Curriculum;
  • Work and communicate with other team members in a scrum team to achieve sprint goals.

In this role, you will learn:

  • The ins and outs of being a Content Writer at Twinkl;
  • How to respond to customer requests and feedback; 
  • The production process required for creative new and innovative resources; 
  • How a production team works together across different markets and countries.

You’ll work with:

  • Other Australia team members – the team will consist of Content Writers, Content Editors, Designers and Illustrators in Australia and the UK;
  • Product Owner – Grace Want;
  • Team Leaders – Liam Rogerson and Wendy Suminska (one of whom will be your Line Manager).

Requirements

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • Be passionate about and have a genuine interest in language education and diverse cultures.
  • Have enthusiasm for creating exciting and engaging language learning resources aligned with the Australian Curriculum.
  • Have knowledge and experience in teaching the Australian Curriculum in F-6;
  • Be able to work collaboratively with Content Editors and other production team members, and be open to receiving constant feedback throughout the different production stages;
  • Be committed to representing diversity through the work you produce, and have a good understanding of associated issues;
  • Be aware of and implement Twinkl Brand guidelines;
  • Be aware of and constantly review gaps in the market, as well as being aware of competitor releases.

We’re interested in anyone who meets one, or a combination of the following: 

  • Qualifications: undergraduate or postgraduate in primary education or appropriate equivalent degree;
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant and recent primary teaching experience and market awareness;
  • Is fluent in a language other than English;
  • Has a passion for teaching and creating fun, engaging classroom experiences
  • Likes to work collaboratively with different teams across time zones. 
  • Has excellent communication and ICT skills;
  • Has exceptional spelling and grammar.

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 a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process.
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home.
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – we celebrate diversity and encourage applications from people of all different cultures and backgrounds including groups for LGBTQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people of all ages, races and religions, disabilities (visible and invisible), women in Tech and working parents.
  • 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.

Our Recruitment Process: