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We’re looking for Literacy and Maths scriptwriters!

At now>press>play, we create immersive audio experiences which improve access to learning for primary school children and make learning fun. We’re on a mission to change the face of education and we want you to help us.

In our Experiences, the children put on wireless headphones and are plunged into the world of their topic. They become the main character in a story, meeting people, discovering places and solving problems on an educational adventure they’ll never forget.

We are looking to recruit scriptwriters on a freelance basis, who have strong backgrounds in education and want to make learning a fun, vivid experience for children.

As well as writing scripts, you will create worksheets that go alongside the Experiences. You should:

–          have experience of working with KS2 children and, ideally, of making schemes of work, resources etc

–          have a good understanding of the new curriculum and, ideally, have KS2 expertise in literacy OR maths

–          be comfortable with the notion of collaborative writing and writing to a house style

–          have experience of writing creatively (for any media/art-form)

Please send a C.V. and covering letter to jobs@nowpressplay.co.uk by Monday 30th June at 6pm. Within your letter, in no more than a short paragraph, please tell us what sort of story you’d use to help improve KS2 understanding of either Past Tense Formation (literacy) OR Averages (maths) and how you would use it to illuminate the subject.

Here’s an example from us: our Fractions series is set on the Titanic: the children solve problems as part of the story (e.g. “What fraction of passengers can fit onto lifeboats?”). It works because the sinking of the Titanic provides lots of urgent number-basedproblems that need to be overcome, e.g. how many compartments need to fill up in order for the ship to sink, how many passengers fit onto lifeboats, etc.

Shortlisted candidates will subsequently do a longer piece of writing, and interviews will be w/c 14th July.