Freelance Content Contributor Interest Pool

Newsela, Remote

Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights.

Duration: Freelance

What do content contributors do?

Our contributors are the foundation for all of the engaging content we produce at Newsela. We utilize contributor talent to do the following tasks:

  • Level content
  • Assessment writing
  • Vocabulary writing
  • Translation (Spanish)
  • Proofreading 
  • Curriculum development
  • ...and more!

Who are our contributors?

Our contributors bring a wide variety of experiences to the table. They are journalists, writers, editors, and educators, to name a few. Some are content-matter experts, or have experience producing children’s content. No matter the experience, they are united by their:

  • Commitment to developing engaging, student-centered, and culturally responsive resources 
  • Passion for improving the lives of teachers and students
  • Attention to deadlines

How do I apply, and what happens next?

Do you think you would be a good fit for one (or more) of our tasks? Great! We’d love to hear from you.

Please complete the information below. When you submit this, your resume and application will be added to our database, and should we recruit for any tasks that match your skills and experience, we will reach out to you. 

Please note that while we recruit for freelance work on a rolling basis, our needs change rapidly and applying to this interest pool does not guarantee you will be contacted.

About Newsela 

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

Looking for more information? Check out our Contributor site!


About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Their team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. They publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.


Want to learn more about Newsela? Visit Newsela's website.