LINGUIST List 31.1374

Fri Apr 17 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Pedagogical Content Editor, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Apr-2020
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Pedagogical Content Editor, Duolingo
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning and Curriculum
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Editor of Pedagogical Content (freelance)

Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Teaching, TESOL, Creative Writing, Editing & Copywriting

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Duolingo is looking for a skilled writer/editor with a background in English language pedagogy who is a native speaker of American English. This is a temporary freelance position (no benefits included). All work will be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.


- Write and edit pedagogical content aimed at teaching English
- Review and adapt English content to make it appropriate for different levels of student proficiency
- Provide feedback to other writers on tailoring content for English learners
- Adopt Duolingo’s voice and tone when writing/editing pedagogical content.


- BA in TESOL, linguistics, English literature, or a related field
- Native proficiency in American English
- Ability to write natural dialogues, simple narratives, and non-academic explanations in English
- Experience teaching English as a second language and/or creating language learning material/curricula
- Basic computer skills (Google docs, spreadsheets)
- Ability to work up to 10-15 hours a week
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills

Exceptional candidates will have:

- MA in TESOL, linguistics, English literature, or a related field
- Proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Chinese
- Professional editing and copywriting experience
- Demonstrated creative track record (e.g., creative writing, podcast, YouTube videos, screenplays, literary translation, etc.)

Please apply by sending your resume to the application email below.

Application Deadline: This position is filled.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Cindy Berger

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