BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) is an online K-12 educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Proven to raise academic achievement, BrainPOP has been a trusted resource to more than six million educators and 300 million learners worldwide.
BrainPOP provides endless opportunities for kids to take agency over their learning through playful, knowledge-building content and learner-driven projects, preparing them for success in the classroom and beyond.
About the Script Writer Position
Remember what it was like to be in 6th grade? Having to sit still and focus for hours on end, trying not to check the clock too often, and just waiting for that bell to ring? Remember the joy you felt when it was time to watch a video? For a brief time, your curiosity was sparked, and you were engaged with the material.
BrainPOP's editorial team needs you to help us create these learning moments. Our core product is short, animated explainer videos. These "movies," as we call them, are playful in tone, but serious in intent. In every one, we challenge ourselves to go far beyond the bare facts of a topic. We want to take kids on a little journey, where they might gain a new perspective on the world; or a new interest in a topic they never really thought about before; or renewed confidence and excitement to learn in general. And that all begins with the script.
Our ideal candidate is intellectually voracious, a dogged researcher and graceful writer who knows how to pluck a story out of a wealth of facts. The work is demanding: A script doesnt move to animation until its tone, pace and content are exactly right. You wont always write on deadline, but you will always have your hands full. Theres lots of room to follow your interests and take on diverse projects, so self-motivation is key. And since the team is small, each person can have a serious impact.
Your contribution to the Content Team will help elementary and middle school students every day by demystifying complicated concepts and bringing them to life through playful animation. You will have a hand in how these future generations understand the world.
Please send us your resume, cover letter, and one relevant writing sample (researched nonfiction only). We strongly suggest watching a few of our movies to guide your sample selection.
Life at BrainPOP
Our commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students is reflected in our dedication to enhancing the lives of our employeesin and out of the office.
Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual-citizens, and so much more. We value diversity & inclusion, collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives, and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.
Besides offering a comprehensive benefits package and putting an emphasis on work-life balance, we make it a point to integrate fun and play into the workplace.
What we do today directly impacts how teachers teach, and students learn. We continue to be inspired because we can see the difference were making and were proud to be a creative, collaborative, always-teaching and always-learning community.
Due to COVID-19, all BrainPOP employees will be working remotely through October 2021.
We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.