Proofreader, Instructional Design (Content Quality)

March 7, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos


NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.
NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement –  all grounded in learning science – to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Proofreader, Instructional Design (Content Quality)
Location: Lagos
Job Description

The objective of the Academics group is to drive student achievement. To do so, we must know what is happening minute-by-minute for the typical child.
The student’s daily experience, and thus the path to achievement, emerges from their relationship with the teachers and the content that is delivered in the classroom.
Our team is collaboratively organised around these levers. We develop rigorous content pitched at the right level for students to be delivered by a teacher who is prepared to succeed in the classroom.
Our Instructional Design department builds the content; our Leadership & Development department trains teachers and school leaders using scientifically-proven techniques; our Learning Innovation department looks at cutting-edge research to generate breakthrough learning gains.
Underpinning all of this is the work of the independent Measurement and Evaluation group, which provides Academics with an empirical orientation toward improving that daily experience and, in turn, driving achievement.

Instructional Design:

The Instructional Design department produces the learning materials that are used in our schools across our communities.
This department has team members based in multiple Bridge support offices, organised into teams that each work on a portfolio of projects.
Driving student achievement through the development of rigorous content is the number one priority.
One core tenet of the approach is less lecture (traditional among many schools in our markets) and more student practice.
Consistent, rigorous opportunities to refine his or her skills are crucial to a child’s learning progression.
The Instructional Design department structures all lessons, textbooks, and other materials to ensure this.

About the Role

The Instructional Design department seeks full-time proofreaders to join our globally distributed team. In this role, you will proofread instructional materials created by our globally distributed team, under the supervision of an Instructional Design team leader.
This work supports our high-priority operations around the world, and so besides excellent proofreading skills, it requires flexibility, calm, and the ability to produce excellent work in a fast-paced environment.
You are highly detail-oriented with a nuanced understanding of proofreading conventions; you’ve probably noticed several things in this posting that you’re itching to fix, but you also know when to let an inconsistency stand.
You are a source of calm in stressful environments, unfazed by a change to the style guide or a sudden reordering of your priorities, and you can adjust easily to the unique requirements of a particular project.
The Instructional Design team is located in Boston, Nairobi, Kigali, Lagos, and Hyderabad.
This role is based in Lagos, but will very likely include remote collaboration with teams overseas.

What You Will Do

Proofread and correct daily lessons (“teacher guides”) electronically, directly in our CMS and in Word files
Check answer keys and references to textbooks for accuracy
Proofread other instructional materials, such as exams and textbooks, as assigned
Maintain a highly organized system for tracking materials through the proofreading process
Adhere exactly to specific formatting and delivery requirements, such as styling manuscripts and correcting filenames
Provide feedback to supervisors and writers regarding the content you proofread
Participate in ongoing training in instructional design and pedagogy
Jump into new, unusual projects with other Academics or Instructional Design teams.

What You Should Have

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Demonstrated proofreading experience, or strong aptitude and desire to learn
Ability to edit electronically in Microsoft Word and online in our CMS
Exceptional attention to details and meticulous organization
High degree of professionalism in communication and time management 
Ability and interest in all primary school subjects (including mathematics)
Experience in education desirable
Proficiency in Google Suite or equivalent office programs (word processing, spreadsheet, email).

You’re Also:

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. 
A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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