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Content Writer - Phonics & Rhino Readers Australia


Base Salary
56k AUD

Job Description

Location: Australia, remote

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Pay Rate: AUD 28 per hour (as a self-employed contractor you will be responsible for your own tax)

Contract: 6 months fixed (with potential to extend)

Hiring Manager: Charley Buck Recruiter: Frazer Morton

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2024 (This may be earlier, dependant on interest)

First things first! What is Twinkl? What is Twinkl's mission?

Twinkl is here to "help those who teach." It's what brings us to work every day. We're proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child's learning journey.

Our award-winning resource collection - created by teachers for teachers - provides unlimited supplementary digital and printable teaching resources at an unbeatable value.

We have over a million editable resources, and new content is added every day. Don't see what you need? Just ask! We make bespoke resources for our members as part of our world-class customer service promise to help those who teach.

We support educators and children around the world, and we’re committed to transforming lives through education.

Whoever you are, whatever you teach, Twinkl is here for you!

The Role:

As a Content Writer for Phonics & Rhino Readers Australia, you will be working across two different Products. In Phonics, you’ll be helping to create a Phonics scheme specifically designed for Australian educators and children. In Rhino Readers, you’ll be helping to create a whole-school reading scheme that is also specifically designed for the Australian market. You will have experience teaching in Australia across the early years and/or lower primary with a passion for phonics and early reading. You will develop innovative resources, working closely with other team members such as Content Editors, illustrators and designers.

This role does not require you to work from the Twinkl office although you must be available for face-to-face meetings through Google Meet. There are short team and 1:1 meetings throughout the week for, however the remainder of your contracted weekly hours can be worked whenever suits you. If you are working from home, you will need to provide your own device to work on and a reliable, high-speed internet connection. We are looking for working teachers (part-time or casual relief) who can do this around their teaching or experienced teachers who have recently left the classroom.


Core Skills

  • Have an excellent understanding of phonics schemes and phonics progression.
  • Have an excellent understanding of teaching early reading and writing skills in a mainstream environment.
  • Be an outstanding phonics classroom practitioner.
  • Have the ability to innovate new and exciting curriculum resources.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills.
  • Good spelling and grammar.

Soft Skills

  • Is good fun to be with and has the ability to communicate well with others
  • Is organised, able to work to deadlines, and manages time effectively
  • Is able to communicate with colleagues and our external partners effectively, both written and verbally
  • Has a hard work ethic, is passionate, driven and loves what they do
  • Is honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Produces quality work and is ready to learn new skills

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English, A to C
  • Completed an accredited four-year teaching degree, such as a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/ Primary), or a combined or double degree such as a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/ Primary)
  • Or - Completed an undergraduate degree (such as Bachelor of Arts or Science) and then complete an accredited graduate entry teaching degree such as a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood/ Primary)
  • At least 2 years of active teaching in the early years and/or lower primary.


In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.

Here’s a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process.
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home.
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging - our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech and Working Parents.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) - Our ever-evolving program includes: Monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats and mentoring.
  • Collaboration across continents! You’ll plug into a global team working to help improve the lives of educators around the world.

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