IDEO U, located in San Francisco, is in search of a Associate Writer. We seek someone who is equal parts education, journalism, advertising, and storytelling.
You will be responsible for writing video scripts and other materials for IDEO U’s online courses. We’re looking for someone who can concisely turn concepts and outlines into strong words for the screen, interactive activities and learner communications. In this role, you’ll work closely with a content and production team to write and create cutting-edge educational experiences. Must have a strong sense of brevity and clarity, and be able to write with an on-brand voice that is equal parts business, conversational, and storyteller.
For the last 30 years, IDEO has been teaching Design Thinking, Creativity, and Innovation to our clients through consulting engagements. Now, with IDEO U, we are teaching and empowering others to develop design thinking skills, ignite their creative capacity, and build their collaborative muscles. As part of the IDEO U team, you will work alongside a team of producers, content experts, designers, product managers, and marketers to create exceptional online instructional experiences for a global community of learners.
Use your writing skills to create scripts and other course materials for our unique, online learning experiences. Elements you will write include: video scripts, case studies, course outlines, interactive exercises, IDEO U communications and reflections, project-based activities and assignments.
Bring the craft of synthesis and writing to all aspects of the IDEO U learner experience
Work collaboratively across a diverse team
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. We work hard–but we balance this pace with playfulness, passion, and purpose. We make sure everyone at IDEO has time to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design of an individual’s career.
IDEO U is an online school where anyone can unlock their creative potential through design thinking and collaboration. Check out our website to learn about our work, team, and network.
Please submit a portfolio, writing samples, resume and cover letter (yes, we read cover letters). We are looking to fill this role quickly!
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.