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Shmoop, There It is: Work From Home Writing Fun (and Funny) Lesson Plans

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I don’t know about y’all, but a job listing that specifically says you can work from home in your PJs will always receive my undivided attention.

If you, too, love the idea of getting paid without having to unwrap your precious Snuggie, keep reading, because I’ve got a few work-from-home positions for you.

The digital publishing company Shmoop is looking for remote content writers and editors to help create fun lesson plans for middle and high school students.

These are freelance, contractor positions, so you’ll be paid per completed project.

You don’t need a stiff, formal cover letter to apply for this gig. Actually, sending in that type of application will pretty much ensure you don’t get the job.

Shmoop prides itself on providing stellar education while keeping it fun and engaging. In fact, the company likens itself to our favorite crime-fighting group, The Avengers, but “instead of defeating evil aliens, we’re besting crusty academic texts and ignorance.”

So if you’ve got writing or editing skills and a desire to show off your comedy chops, check out the open positions below.

If you despise all things educational or your best joke involves “orange you glad I didn’t say orange,” no worries. You can mosey on over to our jobs page on Facebook to check out other opportunities that better fit your skill set.

If you do apply for one of these roles, make sure you follow the directions listed here or you will be judged by the hiring department. (It’s true, they said so themselves.)

Remote Project-Based Content Writer Jobs at Shmoop

Pay: Per project, not specified

Engineering and Technology Studies Writer

The engineering and technology content writer will write curriculum for high school students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing lesson plans for online publication, including lectures, activities and exams
  • Giving students the skills needed to pursue a career in technology
  • Creating user-friendly teacher guides to accompany the lessons
  • Finding informative and funny content on technology

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A master’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience writing educational content on engineering technology
  • Certification in technical education, engineering or engineering technology
  • Experience writing for non-academic audiences
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Word

Apply here for the project-based engineering and technology studies writer job at Shmoop.

Science Writer

If you’ve got a passion for science, you’re in luck because Shmoop has multiple positions open for science writers. Middle school curriculum writers are needed for physical, earth, life and environmental sciences; high school curriculum writers are needed for physical, earth and environmental sciences; both levels of writers are needed for anatomy and physiology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing lesson plans for online publication, including lectures, activities and exams
  • Creating user-friendly teacher guides to accompany the lessons
  • Finding informative and funny content on science

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in chosen field of science with strong academic performance
  • Experience writing for non-academic audiences
  • Ability to express scientific and technical concepts in a fun way
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Word
  • Previous experience teaching middle or high school is preferred but not mandatory

Apply here for a science content writer job at Shmoop.

Computer Science

Content writers in this role will write curriculum and teaching materials for high school students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing lesson plans for online publication, including lectures, activities and exams
  • Creating user-friendly teacher guides to accompany the lessons
  • Finding informative and funny content on computer science

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or math-related field with strong academic performance
  • Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Java and other web design tools
  • Experience writing for non-academic audiences
  • Ability to express computer science concepts in a fun way
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Word
  • Previous teaching and/or editing experience is preferred but not mandatory

Apply here for the computer science content writer job at Shmoop.

Remote Project-Based Editor Jobs at Shmoop

Pay: Per project, not specified

Computer Science Editor

This position includes editing curriculum for high school students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing lessons, lectures, activities and assignments for online publication
  • Assigning and sourcing images
  • Collaborating with other team members at Shmoop
  • Copy editing
  • Checking content for plagiarism

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with computer science, applications and digital media topics
  • Experience writing for non-academic audiences
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Word
  • Previous teaching and/or editing experience is preferred but not mandatory

Apply here for the computer science editor job at Shmoop.

English, Government and History Editor

This role requires editing curriculum for high school level students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing lessons, lectures, activities and assignments for online publication
  • Assigning and sourcing images
  • Collaborating with other team members at Shmoop
  • Copy editing
  • Checking content for plagiarism

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, government, history or another humanities-based field
  • Knowledge of basic English or government concepts
  • Experience writing for non-academic audiences
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Latex
  • Previous teaching and/or editing experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • An advanced degree in humanities or education is preferred but not mandatory

Apply here for the English, government and history editor job at Shmoop.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Why did the mushroom go to the party? Because he was a fungi. Thank you, she’ll be here all week and don’t forget to tip your waitress.

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