October 30, 2019

Administrative State Educational Content Specialist

October 30, 2019
Remote, United States
Job Type


Ballotpedia is seeking an Administrative State Educational Content Specialist to help educate readers about complex topics with engaging materials and events. We expect the number of ways for readers to interact and learn from Ballotpedia content will continue to rapidly grow, and we want someone to nurture and expand those opportunities.

This Administrative State Educational Content Specialist is a full-time position that reports to Ballotpedia’s Director of Communications and he/she will work closely with Ballotpedia’s Administrative State team. As a content specialist, you will be responsible for improving and expanding Ballotpedia’s Learning Journey program, a series of email courses, and designing and promoting other educational opportunities.

To succeed in this role, you must have excellent writing skills. You will love the feeling of helping people have lightbulb moments when grappling with complex topics. In your work alongside our Administrative State team, you should be determined to help people understand the administrative state, how it works, its history, arguments surrounding its legitimacy and current reform proposals to change it.


-Design, manage and implement the calendar of creation of Ballotpedia’s Administrative State Learning Journeys
-Coordinate on the creation of educational experiences between the editorial team, the communications team and the graphic design team
-Regularly measure and report on metrics regarding the success and engagement within the education experiences
-Coordinate outreach and marketing to encourage people to sign up to participate in the various administrative state learning opportunities made available through Ballotpedia
-Design a curriculum that interested people can use to familiarize themselves with each of the five components of the Administrative State, putting together recommended reading lists and discussion guides
-Closely work with members of Ballotpedia’s Administrative State Advisory Council to deepen their understanding of existing educational materials they can draw on in putting Learning Journeys and Monthly Themes together
-Promote the Administrative State Learning Journeys project and other information and educational opportunities to key audiences (such as educators, journalists, activists, and political operatives).
-Work with the communications department to complete additional tracking and marketing tasks.

Skills and Qualifications

-A demonstrated passion for Ballotpedia’s mission
-Strong impulse to build and constantly improve systems
-Skilled in developing and maintaining tracking systems to measure the impact of educational programs designed
-A love for coming up with creative amalgamations of digital tools to help people learn
-Empathy to accurately predict potential reader experiences, address actual reader concerns, and work effectively in a remote team
-Significant prior work experience in a writing-intensive role
-Prior work experience in a role involving communications and outreach, or customer service
-Prior experience in a role that involved curriculum development preferred


The Content Specialist will work remotely from their home location. All Ballotpedia staff work remotely. To join Ballotpedia, you must have a computer with Internet access. Ballotpedia uses the Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive and more), Slack, and Asana to accomplish our goals. Some familiarity with these tools and platforms is helpful.

Ballotpedia has a flexible work environment in which every employee is 100% accountable to the results and 100% autonomous over their time. Each employee will be oriented to the principles of Ballotpedia’s flexible environment during new employee training.


Ballotpedia’s compensation package is competitive. In addition to your salary, Ballotpedia offers a $6,500 annual benefits stipend, which may be used to pay for a full benefits package, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement accounts; and more. If benefits are not elected, the $6,500 stipend is taxed as regular income and added to your regular compensation.

To apply

To apply, visit the Ballotpedia job opportunities page and fill out the form.

Please attach:
• résumé
• cover letter detailing your sincere interest in the Ballotpedia’s mission and this position, along with your salary requirements

Please ensure that either your résumé or your cover letter include your current address.

No phone calls, please.

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