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Learning Catalog Specialist & Archivist | Big Think Edge


Do you have a curious, ambitious, mission-driven mind? Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that depends on you for results? Then come join Big Think!

Big Think is the platform for thought leadership. On Big Think, you can explore the world's biggest questions with the world's biggest thinkers through incredible interviews, fascinating articles and amazing podcasts. We make our audience 'smarter faster' by introducing them to the world's most inspiring minds and ideas today. Watch this video to see what we're all about!

Our e-learning solution, Big Think Edge, is designed to help individuals and organizations navigate the challenges of the 21st century with agility and confidence. Led by the world's foremost experts, our dynamic learning programs are short-form, mobile and immediately actionable.

Recently Big Think and our e-Learning platform, Big Think Edge, were acquired by Freethink, a platform for people and ideas that are changing the world. 

Our core teams in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and DC are joined by a growing network of Directors, Editors, Composers, Designers, Journalists, Developers and more all around the country. Together, we're building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious.

What You’ll Get Out of This Opportunity

  • Fulfillment in working with the world's most inspiring minds and sharing their ideas with a wide audience including Fortune 500 companies

  • Collaborative culture in a startup environment

  • Competitive compensation

  • In addition to fascinating work and the opportunity to catapult your career in a rapidly evolving industry, working for Big Think Edge brings the added benefit of pursuing a "mini-MBA". You will be exposed to the world's most brilliant thinkers and business leaders, teaching the skills that earned them influence and success

What You’ll Do

As a Learning Catalog Specialist & Archivist for Big Think Edge, you will partner with the Head of Learning and Instructional Design Team to implement our metadata tagging system for an ever-growing catalog of 1000+ video lessons for individual contributors, team managers and senior leaders.

The Catalog Specialist & Archivist is familiar with instructional design methodology and understands the educational value of content for learning managers, teachers and learners. This temporary position will work closely with the Head of Learning to implement strategic direction for brand messaging, information hierarchies, and content distribution plans. An educator by training or in practice, the Catalog Specialist & Archivist is familiar with -- or a quick study in -- best practices in usability, search engine optimization, enterprise-level content management systems and content marketing.

The Big Think Edge catalog brings adult learning principles together with engaging storytelling from subject matter experts across Big Think's Top 21 Skills for Personal and Organizational Development in the 21st Century. The Learning Catalog Specialist & Archivist will own the cataloging process. This position has term-to-perm potential to grow your role into a longer-term position that serves LMS administration, digital asset management, and instructional design.

Your role will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

    1. Metadata Tagging: Execute our 21st Century skills taxonomy by reviewing and tagging a rapidly-growing multidisciplinary catalog of 1000+ lessons
    1. Content Marketing Alignment: Coordinate content alignment between the Big Think Edge learning catalog and social media properties
    1. LMS Administrative Support: Support content and sales projects as requested; Assist with managing and maintaining our content publishing process

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a related field; Master's Degree preferred

  • Detail-oriented and learner obsessed

  • Critical reasoning and problem-solving skills, including the ability to assess a microlearning burst for multiple learner levels and contexts

  • Superb curriculum and instructional design skills, with the ability to see where a piece of content might fit into a larger education plan

  • A desire to evolve your position and become a critical thinking partner serving on an ambitious, mission-driven team

  • Technical skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Google Office Suite and Analytics, SEO; Basic graphic and image editing skills a huge plus


Please send the following to [email protected]. Use the subject line "BTE Learning Catalog Specialist & Archivist Application"

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Applicants that advance in the hiring process will be required to review and tag a short series of videos according to instructional design theory and Big Think Edge taxonomy.