We seek experienced writers with an academic background and a knack for good storytelling, to write short English-language scripts (c. 800 words) to be edited, and ultimately recited and recorded by professional voice actors to be used on our mobile app.
We are a new start-up in Berlin, developing an educational mobile app. Our mission is to help the general public pursue lifelong learning in a simple and enjoyable way. As we launch our German-language product in early 2021, we are also embarking on building a second English-language product to be marketed in the United States and potentially other English-language markets.
Gaiali’s product is a mobile app for obtaining general knowledge, designed to convey the principal contents of the canon of Western civilization through pre-recorded audio stories. The content is delivered to the user through structured categories and playlists. The German-language product emphasizes German and European history; the new English-language product is targeted to the U.S. market and will emphasize both European and American history.
Write punchy, plain-language scripts for us, on some of the major topics of Western history (with an emphasis on American history and culture, as well as European history of particular relevance to Americans). The scripts are meant to edify and educate a general audience, through compelling storytelling.
We are ultimately interested in finding writers with whom we can work on a long-term basis.
Native English speaker (U.S citizenship or similar connection to United States preferred)
Specialized knowledge in at least one of the following: history, government, philosophy, visual arts, music, economics, etc.
Degree in one of these or related field (advanced degree preferred, e.g. Masters or Ph.D.)
Experience writing for about complex topics for a novice audience
Knack for intelligently simplifying complex material and bringing it to life
Ability to perform additional research and fact-checking as necessary
Ability to read in German preferred (but not required)
What We Offer:
Flexible work hours
100 percent remote working
Entry-level pay of 80 Euros per text; successful work product can lead quickly to increased pay rates.
Have we piqued your interest? If so, we look forward to receiving your application at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following with your application:
Your resume, along with specific instances of your previous relevant writing experience
Explanation of the field in which you would offer support and why (e.g. philosophy, history, literature, government, economics, culture, art, classical music).
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