Instructional Design Specialist

US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-DC-Washington, D.C.
3 months ago
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Editorial (US) - Digital Content


This full time position within SAGE College Product Management will apply instructional design principles and pedagogical best practices to create and consult on digital products for the higher education market. The person in this role works closely with members of the Product Management team and with stakeholders in College Editorial, Sales, and Marketing to translate business needs to easy-to-use, effective learning experiences. He/she will deliver high-quality multimedia experiences, assessments, and learning objects that align with market demand. He/she will also develop internal training materials and customer support videos and documentation for these digital products.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Apply instructional design principles (needs assessment analysis, etc.) and pedagogical best practices to digital products (online courses, ebooks, LMS tools and resources, websites) created for the higher education market. Continuously improve these products over the course of their development and the product life cycle.
  • Develop internal Sales training materials, in consultation with Sales and Marketing, based on sound pedagogy.
  • Maintain and develop SAGE College’s Tech Support site and create customer support materials (text, video) for higher education instructors and students using SAGE College digital products.
  • Consult with Editorial stakeholders to develop templates, tools, and best practices for multimedia and assessment creation.
  • Maintain and develop SharePoint and Confluence College Product Management presence.
  • Stay current in instructional design and user experience best practices and technologies and share learnings with colleagues.
  • Interview instructors, students and stakeholders to gather and assess business needs.
  • Assist and coordinate user testing and market research of digital products.

Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelors degree in instructional design or education technology; Masters degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in instructional design, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, ADDIE/Agile, Bloom’s taxonomy, content management principles and accessibility standards for digital content.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Confluence. Demonstrated proficiency using many of these or comparable technologies: LMS platforms (including Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, etc.), Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, WordPress, Photoshop, JIRA, Drupal, Illustrator, InDesign, iMovie, Premiere Pro, and Garage Band.
  • Proven demonstration of high level of maturity and professionalism.


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