Location: Los Angeles, California

Must be located in the LA area or willing to relocate. Role is in office five days a week.

PragerU is the world's leading conservative nonprofit that is focused on changing minds through the creative use of digital media. Taking full advantage of today's technology and social media, we educate millions of Americans and young people about the values that make America great. We’re proud to be voted “Best Place to Work in Los Angeles” by LA Business Journal.

PragerU is proud to announce the launch of PragerUKids. This is a newer program in our organization dedicated to bringing parents the resources, support, and edutainment to teach children about America’s blessings and limitless opportunities. Our aim is to inoculate children against the indoctrination being taught in government schools today, and we will do this through a variety of edutainment content/programming, live events, newsletters, and community. We have a unique niche in providing supplemental educational material for children, all of which is non-partisan in nature.

The Head of Education & Curriculum reports directly to the CEO and will oversee all aspects of the creative writing cycle, including research, writing, and revising.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using your ability to recognize and curate excellent educational materials as well as your subject matter knowledge across various disciplines and subjects, ensure that programming is:
    • Consistent with our mission
    • Aligned to pro-America, Judeo-Christian values
    • Factually accurate and inerrant
    • Written at an age-appropriate level
    • Entertaining for young (and old) audiences
  • Manage content line creation for:
    • CIVICS for each grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6+)
    • HISTORY for each grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6+)
    • Other PragerU content verticals (limited government, western civilization, economic freedom, patriotism, etc.) for each grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6+)
  • Manage both in-house and freelance writers who create various content - narrative stories, scripts, biographies, children’s books, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Recent experience teaching or working with elementary or junior high students
  • Understanding of pain points felt by parents of school age children
  • Excellent ability to recognize and assess quality storytelling and adjust others’ writing as necessary
  • Strong understanding of classical education
  • Ability to express knowledge and value of the tenants of Western Civilization
  • Ability to recruit, manage and cultivate creative talent
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write in a way that speaks to young audiences, balancing education and entertainment (“edutainment”)

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and respond to the following questions in 1-3 paragraphs.

  1. What’s your understanding/explanation of how we got to the current state of the public school system?
  2. We believe Western Civilization has provided value to our founding and is worth preserving. If you were to influence a generation’s learning, what would be some of the enduring truths you think they need to learn in K-12?
  3. What approach do you take when you evaluate curriculum or reading materials? How do you know what you like?

In your cover letter, include a section explaining how your values align with ours, and why you would want to specifically work at PragerU.

What We Do: We promote American values through the creative use of educational videos that reach millions of people online. Serving all ages, our content offers a free alternative to the dominant left-wing ideology in culture, media, and education. Whether you’re searching for a deeper understanding, a new perspective, or a way to get involved, PragerU helps people think and live better. To learn more about PragerU, visit http://prageru.com.