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Wed Feb 01 2017

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature: Curriculum Designer, IXL Learning

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Date: 31-Jan-2017
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Subject: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature: Curriculum Designer, IXL Learning, California, USA
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University or Organization: IXL Learning
Department: Edtech
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Language Arts Curriculum Designer

Job Rank: Curriculum Designer; Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature


Are you ready to shape the future of educational technology? IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking talented language arts experts and educators to join our team. As a language arts curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive language arts questions for grades K-12. Throughout the development cycle, you'll collaborate with software engineers, visual designers, and our team of writers and editors as you bring your designs to life. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and perfectionist mindset will drive the success of our language arts product. Come join our mission to create the best educational technology possible!

This is a full-time position in our Raleigh-Durham office.


- Use your highly trained brain to be a subject-matter expert for our language arts curriculum
- Design fun, engaging, and interactive language arts questions that are targeted to specific learning objectives
- Write and edit user-facing content and collaborate with our team of writers and editors to ensure content is of the highest quality
- Develop and manage project plans
- Review product prototypes and make design recommendations
- Advise software engineers, visual designers, product designers, and company leaders on appropriate content and assessment strategies
- Work with the engineering team to determine how to algorithmically generate language arts questions
- Brainstorm ideas for improving IXL’s existing language arts content
- Research and analyze content requirements, including domestic and international educational standards
- Stay current on related scholarly and business trends


- Master's or PhD in Education, English, Linguistics, or a related field preferred - Bachelor's in one of the above fields with work experience will be considered in lieu of graduate degree
- Demonstrated technical abilities - Knowledge of computer programming, mobile, and web technologies is a plus
- English teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience is required
- Outstanding written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a wide range of age groups
- Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
- Passion for technology and improving education through technology
- Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems
- Highly self-motivated with a strong attention to detail
- Broad range of personal and professional interests
- Experience in curriculum development and instructional design is a plus

IXL on Campus

We want to meet you! Each year IXL visits college campuses across the country looking for talented interns and new graduates to join our team. Stay tuned for a schedule of our on-campus visits during the spring.

About IXL

IXL Learning is an edtech company that delivers an immersive e-learning experience - for all students, in all grades, in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. With 10% of the U.S. student population using IXL, and over 25 billion questions asked and answered so far, IXL is inspiring teachers and learners worldwide and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.

Application Deadline: 06-Apr-2017 (Open until filled)

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