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Script Writer - The Big Know (contract-to-hire)

Position Summary:

The Big Know is looking for an enthusiastic, multi-talented Scriptwriter to work closely with our Instructional and Product Design teams (as well as video production partners) to create unique, educational, and entertaining digital learning experiences. The primary responsibility is the development of video scripts and activity instructions for online courses. This role may also be asked to support content needs across The Big Know platform and experiences.

Our ideal candidate is a visual storyteller with a penchant for writing clear, clever, and educational-oriented scripts, even when the topic is complex. In addition to being a strong conceptual thinker, the candidate should have an interest in, and experience with, writing in a wide variety of subject areas.


In this position, you will:

  • Work with The Big Know’s instructional and product design teams to concept, write, produce, and manage video segments from pre to post-production and deliver on all aspects of scope, schedule, and quality.
  • Within each course project, create scripts for several unique, highly shareable video segments that support the desired learning outcomes and reflect The Big Know’s learning model.
  • Interview subject matter experts and conduct independent research to distill key stories and themes to create compelling content, adapting style and tone appropriate for different brands and topics.
  • Create creative content that captures the target audience’s attention and influences action.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely to a global audience of all ages.
  • Support various marketing and public relations initiatives by creating and editing marketing programs, events, public relations, and ad-hoc copy needs.
  • Demonstrate high attention to detail and accuracy while juggling multiple assignments in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree or beyond preferably in TV/video production, communications, journalism, or marketing
  • 5+ years experience writing, ideally for video
  • A strong intuition for what is interesting, awe inspiring, and mind blowing
  • Able to think creatively to solve unique problems, sometimes on the fly
  • Advanced writing/storytelling skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage numerous projects and complete them within a given time frame
  • Able to provide editorial guidance to contract writing staff.
  • Excels in a team environment with minimal supervision; a self-starter
  • Technically savvy
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