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Job Title: Screenwriter (English/ Urdu)
APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/3ip25Fu (Candidates who do not apply through the application form will not be considered)
Introduction: Orenda is a company with the mission of providing an incredibly exciting, visually appealing and meaningful education to every child across Pakistan, rich or poor, urban or rural. The Taleemabad Learning Series is one of the main ways through which we achieve this goal. It is an animated rendition of the national curriculum, set in an imaginary city called Taleemabad. Our characters get stuck in all kinds of (mis)adventures –with one sole objective: to get children to learn while having fun. Watch a sample here. Read details about our approach to building children’s media here.
Since the pandemic has hit, digital learning has become all the more important. We had reached 150,000 children in three years of operations. Now, in the span of 3 months, we’ve been broadcast on multiple channels (including PTV), reaching a cumulative 50 million + children. The Taleemabad Learning App – where the series is housed along with tests/assessments has reached over 300,000 learners, and is expected to reach more than one million by December 2021.
In the past, our work has gotten us recognition from the Queen of England, a feature in the New York Times and the Forbes magazine. We’re going places in the next few years, and we want you to join us in the journey.
Short Job Description: The screenwriter will be responsible for i) picking up learning outcomes from the national curriculum and coming up with ideas to merge them with a compelling story- see another sample here ii) pick compelling characters and appropriate storylines for these characters to be housed in, iii) understand the pedagogical approaches that need to be taken to explain a concept.
Skills needed: (1) Excellent critical thinking and writing skills. (2) Ability to break difficult concepts down into concise, digestible bits. (3) Use relatable examples to ground the subject matter into reality. (4) Be proficient in grammatical rules.
Preferred Qualifications: (1) Bachelor’s Degree or higher (2) Degree in Urdu/ English (3) Experience as a teacher (4) Past experience in screenwriting is a bonus.
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan.
Duration/Remuneration: 2 months Project-based employment.
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 8 working days of closure of the position.
Contract length: 2 months
Application Deadline: 15/06/2021
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract
To apply for this job email your details to Saadzafar051@gmail.com