Job Description

Title: Content Associate, Humanities (8-month contract, $55/hour, up to 30 hours/week)

Location: Mountain View, CA / Remote friendly (US + Canada Only)


Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to deliver a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our proven learning platform offers free, high-quality supplemental learning content and practice that cover Pre-K – 12th grade and early college core academic subjects, focusing on math and science. We have over 155 million registered learners globally and are committed to improving learning outcomes for students worldwide, focusing on learners in historically under-resourced communities.


Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our team includes people from academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it makes our company stronger. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as necessary to achieve our mission and impact the communities we serve. We know that transforming education starts in-house with learning about ourselves and our colleagues. We strive to be world-class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.


We seek experienced and versatile Humanities educators to serve as Content Creation Associates ($55/hour, up to 30 hours weekly).

What you’ll do:

  • Expand our ELA offerings (including, but not limited to SAT, and High School Reading and Writing) by leveraging your subject matter expertise and your understanding of learner needs.
  • Design and develop new finely-crafted standards-aligned passages, exercises, assessment items and articles, leveraging pre-existing resources from Khan Academy and third parties.
  • Learn and use our content management system to expand and improve existing courses.

What you bring:

  • Proven ability to create high-impact learning content in your discipline (minimum of 2 years of content development experience in several grade 5-12 Humanities subjects, including Test Prep and/or Reading/Writing).
  • Strong understanding of how students like to learn and insight into common misconceptions (minimum of 2 years of relevant teaching/tutoring experience).
  • Desire to teach at scale, engage a broad array of learners, and question your assumptions about what’s most important for learners.
  • Desire to leverage tools, including generative AI, to publish quickly, gather user feedback, and iterate on content.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, including a high tolerance for ambiguity, a penchant for experimentation, and a bias toward action.
  • Experience with collaborative work on time-sensitive projects.
  • Impeccable command of written communication; an energetic can-do attitude as a fluent and efficient content creator, a keen editorial eye for high quality text in exercises and articles, and a knack for empowering, supportive peer review.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Project management skills (e.g. fluent with Google docs and spreadsheets and other tools) and a willingness to learn new tools.
  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world.

Nice to have:

  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • An advanced degree in a Humanities and/or Teaching field.