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Producer

Producer

ID 
2017-3952
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Category 
Content & Production

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What We're Looking For

*Cover Letter is Required*

 

2U, Inc. is seeking a smart, creative and highly organized individual to act as a Producer of course content for 2U’s university partners. A Producer I will join a team of self-motivated problem-solvers, and will be charged with collaborating with faculty to design and plan courses.  Producers are also responsible for managing the flow of course development--tracking assembly, review, maintenance and revision across a large and growing body of digital academic course content.


The challenges of the position are both creative and logistical, requiring on-your-feet thinking, a keen eye and ear for detail, and the ability to oversee a system of many moving parts with grace and confidence. This role will work directly with university faculty, so a successful candidate will be equipped with superior written and verbal communication skills and will be very comfortable working in the academic environment. Candidates should have a track record that clearly demonstrates these capabilities.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Manage production process from course design and planning through course launch, delegating tasks, and executing on-time, complete deliverables
  • Articulate and reinforce course development process and faculty responsibilities, as well as establish milestone deadlines and gain buy-in from faculty to meet deadlines
  • Lead course planning sessions with faculty, ensuring their command of content delivery methods and tools
  • Train faculty to use 2U Content proprietary technical software/applications 
  • Plan and produce courses encompassing a wide range of pedagogical content and practices that are error-free and aligned with program partner standards
  • Track and report frequently the statuses of courses throughout the development process
  • Identify and appropriately escalate course and client issues 
  • Manage intake and organization of digital assets throughout course development process
  • Producer I will be expected to manage courses independently with extensive training and continued support from Producer II and Sr. Producer.                     
  • Enthusiastic team player with the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change  
  • Ability to articulate passion for driving positive learner outcomes through innovation in digital education

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • 2 years professional content production and/or project-management experience
  • Technical proficiency and use of: Google Suite, Dropbox, and familiarity with project management software and high comfort level with adopting emerging technologies
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, exhibiting professionalism in both internal and external documentation
  • Ability to maintain multiple client relationships and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to expand workload capacity during periods of high intensity  
  • Previous experience working in higher-education or other academic settings
  • Previous experience in course development, instructional design, and/or teaching
  • Successful client management experience  
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Travel estimated to be 20%. Travel will be required to facilitate face-to-face work at 2U offices, partner universities, and studio locations in Arlington, VA and Los Angeles, CA.

 

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

About 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

 

Benefits
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program