Content Writer and Editor - Japan

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Company name Contract 14 days ago

Job Description:

Location: Work from home

Salary: 1,100 JPY per hour

Contract: 15 hours per week, initially 6 months

You’ll be helping to build a new team of passionate professionals working flexibly to write and edit content for Twinkl’s emerging Japan market. This team will create a wide range of resources for use in elementary school education. This will include PowerPoints, display materials, activity sheets, assessments and planning. For this role, the majority of your time will be spent creating content for elementary school children from ages 6 to 12 years old.

Requirements

How you will spend your week:

  • meeting with other Twinkl writers or the Japan Country Manager to discuss new ideas;
  • writing content for the Japanese market;
  • developing new product ideas with the Japan Country Manager.

Japan is a rapidly growing market for Twinkl. You will have the creative freedom to shape the content we offer to our customers. Our ideal candidate will be going further than writing content by suggesting new product ideas, identifying needs in the Japanese teaching community, sharing their experiences and expertise with others. It is an exciting time for this market. The successful candidate will be vital in ensuring that these ambitious plans for Japan become a reality. This is a work from home, flexible position, and hours can be agreed upon between you and your line manager to fit around your current commitments.

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • be focused on collaboration, using feedback to make our resources the best they can be;
  • have detailed knowledge of the Japanese elementary school curriculum;
  • have an excellent understanding of the needs of teachers in elementary school and support staff delivering learning within the classroom or at home.

In this role, you will learn:

  • how to create new teacher content for our Japanese team, from ideation stage to publication on the site;
  • remote collaboration, working closely with team members across this market;
  • how to develop greater commercial awareness, so we can understand the needs of those we want to help.

You’ll work with:

  • Lian McGillycuddy (Country Manager - Japan) Lian has been working with Twinkl since September 2021. She has worked as an English and Science teacher in Japan for ten years, in both public elementary schools and as a private tutor. She loves reading and hiking. She has two lovely children.

We are especially interested in anyone who also meets one, or a combination, of the following criteria:

  • Qualifications: Elementary School Teaching Licence (Type 1 or 2);
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ classroom experience, currently teaching or classroom teaching within the last 12 months.
  • Personal: Do you run marathons? Are you a great baker? Great! Please include this in your covering letter, so we can find out more about you.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

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.

Benefits

Here’s 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 - our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, 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.
  • Collaboration across continents! You’ll plug into a global team working to help improve the lives of educators around the world.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.