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Content Lead-Biology

Khan Academy, Delhi/Bangalore, India

Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere


About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit startup on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of world-class instructional and practice resources that empowers learners. Whether they’re studying matrices, mitosis, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything.

About the India Content Team

Our content team in India includes the content creators who make thousands of awesome videos, articles, and practice questions, aligned with the Indian curriculum, to help both teachers and students. These courses are also localized in conversational Hindi (i.e. ‘Hinglish’). This approach reduces the cognitive load on many learners when they are trying to understand a difficult concept while listening to a non-native language at the same time. We are actively working on content localization in other regional languages as well, which means the content you co-create with us will reach a wider number (both nationally and globally), thereby quintupling the impact. 

About the Role

We’re looking for a Biology expert who can lead the biology vertical, to make a compelling offering for high school biology.

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning lessons, and mapping existing Khan Academy biology content, for grades 10-12 (NCERT aligned curriculum); 
  • Developing a list of high-priority content gaps (videos, exercises, and articles) for high school and NEET biology courses, based on textbooks, curriculums, common search terms, and discussions with educators and students;
  • Assembling a library of excellent instructional and practice resources by creating new content (videos, exercises, and articles) on your own and/or with partners and finding and vetting content made by others;
  • Ensuring content is of high quality by assembling and working with an advisory board, tracking content performance, and modifying content based on quantitative data and qualitative feedback;
  • Participate in and create content for timely events, such as live stream study sessions for finals and special content for back-to-school and relevant holidays.

You are someone with

  • 3+ years of experience including teaching and educational content creation for students of classes 10-12;
  • Extremely strong command of the content covered in classes 10-12 biology;
  • Impeccable written communication skills (have written/published test prep content);
  • Great intuition for how students like to learn and insight into common misconceptions;
  • Familiarity with CBSE curricula and teaching methods;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent time management skills;
  • Computer skills (fluent with Google docs and spreadsheets) and a willingness to learn new tools;
  • You’re a problem solver by nature, you’re comfortable finding implementable solutions and moving quickly in a fast-paced process;
  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world.

Perks and Benefits

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team like a for-profit.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Remote-friendly workplace, i.e. option to work from home
  • Delicious lunches daily
  • Flexible schedules and required time off to ensure you are well-rested
  • Comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fun team events and board game nights!

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How to Apply

  • Attach your resume or LinkedIn URL in the space provided below. 
  • Please address the following questions, and attach your responses in the space provided below.
    • Task 1: Answer the below questions as if they were asked by a curious 10th-grade CBSE kid.  
      • Here is a line from NCERT Class 10: "The guard cells swell when water flows into them, causing the stomatal pore to open.” Please explain how the swelling of guard cells, opens up the stomata?
      • When antibiotics are used to kill bacteria, some bacteria develop a resistance to it. Please explain how?
    • Task 2: Video review: Review the below-linked video for errors. Also, suggest any improvements to be made to the same.
      Link: https://youtu.be/6mMdIV4jvQc

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

 

About Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Want to learn more about Khan Academy? Visit Khan Academy's website.