Here is an opportunity to contribute to the development of online, high-quality, open educational resources to support STEM teaching. Please see the full position description and application instructions below.
Visionlearning (www.visionlearning.com), an online science education platform that provides free learning modules and assessment tools to teach the process of scientific discovery, is searching for three Science Editors. Visionlearning creates and publishes free content for learning science. Our learning modules are peer-reviewed and targeted to early college learners. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the project is expanding, and at least 13 new modules will be written and published in each of the areas of Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Targeted content will be designed to support instruction that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to better meet the needs of future teachers. The project is searching for up to three science editors (one in each of the disciplines) to work with module authors in planning, writing, editing, and launching website content.
Duties and Responsibilities – each Editor will work with author(s) in their discipline to:
· Provide guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting science modules
· Plan content modules in their discipline to meet the needs of introductory college science courses that serve future teachers and other students.
· Work with authors to outline, develop, and review modules for scientific accuracy, alignment with the NGSS, and readability.
· Work with authors and digital artists to develop data-rich graphics for modules.
· Serve as the primary point of contact for authors and digital artists in their discipline.
· Ensure authors are on schedule with tasks.
· Ensure content meets quality expectations and project guidelines.
· Manage the peer review process for all new content.
· Assist in uploading new material to the website.
· Participate in team meetings to formulate project and content goals.
· Additional duties as assigned.
· Master’s degree or above and demonstrated expertise in a subject in their disciplinary field.
· Experience authoring and/or reviewing content for use in teaching.
· Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards.
· Excellent written and communication skills.
· The ability to meet deadlines and manage authors.
· Knowledge of social/media production and communication
Editors will be employed as independent contractors with compensation tied to module production, compensation is $1,000 per module edited and published.
· Please send a single pdf document that includes a one-page cover letter outlining your editing experience and interest, a curriculum vita/resume, a writing sample, and names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications that are not submitted in the requested format may not be considered.
· Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Submission deadline is February 5, 2021.