eLearning Brothers Associate Instructional Designers work closely with our clients, project managers, developers, and other instructional designers in the pursuit of creating e-learning that fulfills eLearning Brothers’ Custom mission statement: to delight our customers with deeply immersive and visually explosive eLearning experiences! The successful candidate will bring strong writing skills to the table, basic experience (6 or more months in eLearning design), and a willingness to learn. To be a fit with our team, you’re someone who seeks and implements feedback, takes ownership for your learning and progress, and has a strong work ethic.
- Your core responsibilities will start with internally-facing writing and scripting tasks and designing presentational content slides and basic interactions attached to projects already being worked by another instructional designer who is interfacing with a client and can provide direction and feedback to you. You will also assist with implementing client edits on projects, which will help expose you to the work of more senior designers and typical client feedback.
- Gradually, your responsibilities will come to include those of our more experienced instructional designers, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Production and mentoring from other instructional design team members. In partnership with your colleagues, you will successfully perform or learn to perform these key tasks with assistance:
- Assess raw materials to synthesize, identify gaps, gather questions, and understand the core intent of the topic you are assigned so that you can write narrative script, instructional text, and storyboard designs for eLearning slides or other courseware.
- Work with client and client SMEs to close content gaps and propose design schemes.
- Bring the eLB custom mission statement to life for each course you are assigned through instructionally sound, creative, visual, and immersive storyboard design.
- Successfully partner with eLearning developers and other instructional designers to design storyboards that are appropriately scoped, realistic, thorough, and complete.
- Adhere to internal eLB processes to maintain consistency and awesomeness.
- Design your projects within the budgeted, allotted hours given.
- Write content that is grammatically correct and error-free.
- Utilize Microsoft PPT to create visual layouts and aesthetically pleasing slide mock-ups to accompany written scripts and instructions (no formal graphic design tools/skills required).
- Write detailed developer notes that account for development decisions that pertain to course design (feedback and grading schemas, passing criteria, detailed dialogue, branching, button functionality, etc.).
- Meet or exceed promised deadlines, both internally and externally (including accurately estimating your own time).
- Work closely with project managers to keep them informed of factors affecting scope and timeline with your project.
- Deliver a high caliber of internal and external customer service.
- Discover client nuances and work them into your products (e.g. visual style, corporate personality, jargon, etc.)
- Appropriately code and track all work hours in our time tracking tool.
- Take feedback from internal and external sources in a professional and constructive manner, synthesizing and acting upon comments to polish your product to the best it can be.
- Educational background or 2+ years successful experience with technical writing, creative writing, or English
- 6+ months of instructional design applied to eLearning
- Beginner to Intermediate experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
- General computer literacy
- Strong writing and grammar skills
- Previous experience working directly with clients
- Formal education or experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Psychology, Adult Education, or similar.
- Previous eLearning design experience.
- Professional certificates related to instructional or eLearning design.
- Previous experience working with rapid eLearning authoring tools such as Captivate, Lectora, and Storyline (to assist in your design, not to develop).