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Content Leveler, Freelance


$22 - $30 / hour
Apply before: May 10, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 11, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $22 - $30 / hour
  • Apply before
    May 10, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

The role:

Content Levelers bring a wide variety of experience to the table, but they are all united by their passion for improving the lives of teachers and students, and their commitment to developing engaging, student-centered, and culturally responsive resources. Content Levelers are ultimately responsible for adapting reading levels in order to create accessible content for diverse student readers. To achieve this, content levelers will be tasked with the following:

  • Adapting the reading level of original articles to create four different versions at lower reading levels, making them accessible to a wider audience

  • Remaining conscientious of grade appropriate content, and consider the complexity of vocabulary, sentence structure and sentence length for each level being adapted

  • May participate in projects involving the identification and assignment of instructional standards tags within Newsela articles and content standards tagging & content taxonomy projects. 

  • Reading and writing with close attention, monitoring original articles for any mistakes and inaccuracies

Why you’re a great fit:

In order to be successful in this role, our Content Levelers have the following experience and abilities:

  • You are a former editor, journalist and/or writer for publishing company, particularly publishers with which Newsela has a partnership

  • You have experience in other EdTech, tech or media organizations

  • You have experience writing and editing for diverse audiences

  • You understand how to think and write empathetically and with a unified voice, including Newsela’s Language

  • You’re familiar with Newsela products

  • Your experience and/or education aligns to specific subject matter including one or more of the following:

    • Science: field and/or lab research, degree in STEM

    • Social Studies/ELA: degree in Literacy Education (MA/M.Ed. or PhD), English and/or Writing, History or Economics

    • OR secondary degree experience in education, such as a teacher or teaching assistant in ELA, Social Studies or Science

This role is compensated on a per-task basis. The benefits listed below apply to full-time employees only. 

About Newsela:

Newsela takes authentic, real world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 3.3 million teachers and 40 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 15,000 texts on our platform and multiple new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

Why you’ll love working at Newsela:

  • Health & Wellness: Access to the world’s leading medical experts for healthcare (pets included!). Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul.

  • Work From Home: Almost all of our roles are fully remote – tech stipend included!

  • Supporting ALL Families: Supplemental programs and time off to take care of your family and yourself.

  • Time Off: Flexible PTO to recharge, including Sabbatical Leave

  • Inclusive Experiences: Robust DEIB curriculum, Identity & Experience Groups (Affinity Groups + Employee Resource Group), Authentic & Transparent conversations with Executive Leadership Teams, and integration of DEIB lens across Talent lifecycle processes.

  • Professional Development: Holistic Learning & Development Programs that enable meaningful & inclusive experiences, programs that build future-focused competencies, cohort & community learning sessions that foster a sense of belonging, and individual development plans aligned with your personal and professional aspirations to turn goals into reality.

  • Make A Difference: No matter your role or department, the work you do each day helps share the future of education and improves the lives of students and teachers.

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