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VA for The British English Podcast and Online Course Creator

Full Time 10.00 USD Type: Hourly

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About the company

Welcome to The British English Podcast!

The British English Podcast is an innovative online platform and App founded by Charlie Baxter, dedicated to enhancing English language learning through an engaging blend of education and entertainment. As the host and creative force behind our content, Charlie, alongside a talented team, has crafted over 150 podcast episodes over the last 3 years along with premium learning resources and other online courses designed to make learning English not just effective but also enjoyable.

Our podcast takes listeners on a vibrant journey through the intricacies of the English language as spoken in the UK, with episodes that delve into cultural nuances, idiomatic expressions, and the diverse accents that color British English. Through a mix of storytelling, interviews, and practical language lessons, we aim to keep our learners motivated and engaged, helping them to not only improve their English but also gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural context that shapes the language.

- Charlie (Podcast Host, Course Creator & Founder): Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge to the design of the course curriculums, cultural differences, and marketing and has a passion for teaching. He enjoys creating content that not only educates but also entertains, making learning a pleasure.

- Podcast Editor: Ensuring each episode is polished and professional, our editor plays a crucial role in delivering high-quality audio experiences to our listeners.

- Teachers (4-5): Our team of experienced teachers contribute to the teaching of paying members of the show where students join group zoom calls on a weekly basis, bringing the episodes to life and practicing the target language in a unique and efficient way.

- Online Course Pages Builder: This role is vital in creating an intuitive and accessible online learning environment, ensuring our courses are not only informative but also easy to navigate.

- Writing Assignments Marker: Our marker provides personalized feedback on writing assignments, helping learners to improve their written English in a constructive and supportive setting.

- Learning Resources Builder: This team member is dedicated to developing learning materials that complement every episode of the podcast, enhancing our paying members' learning experience.

Vision and Values

At The British English Podcast, our vision is to redefine English language learning by combining rigorous educational content with an entertaining format that keeps learners engaged and motivated. We believe in the power of education to transform lives and are committed to making our learning resources as accessible and enjoyable as possible.

Our values reflect our commitment to:

- Educational Excellence: We prioritize the quality and effectiveness of our teaching, ensuring our content is both informative and engaging.

- Innovation in Learning: We continually seek new and creative ways to present our material, embracing technology and innovative teaching methods.

- Accessibility and Inclusivity: Our goal is to serve a diverse global audience, making learning English accessible to all, regardless of their background or learning style.

- Community and Support: We foster a supportive learning environment, encouraging interaction amongst learners and between learners and teachers, building a community of motivated English language enthusiasts.

The British English Podcast is not just about learning a language; it's about experiencing the culture, humour, history, and diversity of English in a way that is both educational and entertaining. Join us on this journey to elevate your English language skills and discover the richness of British culture.

About the role

As a Virtual Assistant for The British English Podcast, you will play an instrumental role in optimizing our operational efficiency and expanding our educational outreach. This position involves a diverse set of tasks that support both our podcast production and online learning platform. Your work will ensure the smooth operation of class scheduling, podcast production, social media management, and learner support, contributing directly to our mission of making English learning accessible, engaging, and effective.

Responsibilities

- Class and Podcast Scheduling:

  • Coordinate class scheduling with teachers using Acuity, Learnworlds, and Google Calendar.
  • Manage podcast episode scheduling through Megaphone and Asana.

- Content Coordination and Production Support:

  • Reach out to other podcasters and social media ESL teachers for show appearances.
  • Project manage the workflow of each podcast episode, coordinating between the editor, learning resources creator, course page builder, and communicating with learners.
  • Maintain a schedule of all episodes in development using Asana.

- Social Media and Marketing:

  • Populate social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, YouTube) with video clips generated by AI on Riverside.fm.
  • Manage and rotate advertisements for free learning resources on Megaphone.
  • Continue to use Canva templates for creating episode thumbnails.

- Learning Management and Support:

  • Monitor and ensure timely marking of writing assignments on Learnworlds.
  • Manage general email support and organize the inbox.
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for key tasks.

- Potential Additional Responsibilities:

  • Update and manage email marketing sequences.
  • Plan and oversee the annual schedule for email sequences.

Tools/Software Used:

- Scheduling and Project Management: 

  1. Acuity (Class Booking System)
  2. Learnworlds (Course Hosting Platform)
  3. Google Calendar
  4. Asana
  5. Megaphone (Podcast Hosting Platform)

- Content and Social Media: 

  1. Riverside.fm (Video Podcast Recording Studio)
  2. Instagram
  3. TikTok
  4. YouTube
  5. Canva

- Communication and Support:

  1. Gmail
  2. Skype

- Learning Management: 

  1. Learnworlds
  2. Convertkit (Email Marketing Provider)

Opportunities for this Role

Joining The British English Podcast as a Virtual Assistant offers unparalleled opportunities to:

- Grow Your Skill Set: Develop expertise in a wide range of digital tools and platforms, from project management and scheduling to social media marketing and content management.

- Enhance Your Professional Development: Gain valuable experience in the field of educational technology, digital marketing, and podcast production.

- Contribute Creatively: Have a significant impact on the content and learning resources offered to English learners worldwide.

- Work in a Dynamic Environment: Be part of a passionate team committed to making English learning engaging and accessible to a global audience.

- Flexibility and Autonomy: Enjoy the flexibility of remote work while taking on meaningful responsibilities that contribute to the success and growth of The British English Podcast.

This role is ideal for someone who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about language learning and digital media. A proactive approach, the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently, and strong communication skills are essential.

About you

We're on the lookout for a dynamic Virtual Assistant who is not just adept at handling a diverse range of tasks but is also passionate about language learning and British culture. As the ideal candidate, you embody a blend of skills, experience, and personal attributes that make you stand out.

Skills and Experience:

- Language Proficiency: Bilingual or near-native level of British English (C1-C2), with a good understanding of language learning principles. This proficiency is essential as it ensures effective communication and an appreciation for the nuances of the content we produce.

- Tech Savvy: Comfortable with a variety of digital tools and platforms, including Acuity, Learnworlds, Asana, Megaphone, Riverside.fm, and Canva. You should be adept at finding and implementing online services and solutions.

- Task Management: Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently. Your role will involve keeping track of class scheduling, podcast scheduling, social media management, and more.

- Initiative and Resourcefulness: A self-starter who can take initiative, solve problems creatively, and contribute ideas to improve processes and workflows.

Character Traits and Attributes:

- Eager to Learn: You possess a growth mindset, constantly seeking to expand your skills and knowledge, especially in areas that will enhance the podcast's reach and impact.

- Process Optimization: You have a keen eye for streamlining operations, always looking for ways to make workflows more efficient and effective.

- Sense of Humour and Cultural Appreciation: While respecting and valuing all cultures, you have a particular fondness for British culture. Your good sense of humour and positive outlook make you a perfect fit for a team that values lightheartedness alongside professionalism.

Working Hours and Commitment:

- You will be expected to work between 4-7 hours per day, with some overlap required with UK time (9am-7pm) to ensure effective communication and workflow management.

Nice-to-Haves:

- While not required, experience or interest in online marketing, social media engagement, or educational technology would be beneficial.

- An aesthetic eye for creating visually appealing content using tools like Canva.

- An understanding or interest in British culture from an international perspective, appreciating it as a rich backdrop to our language-focused content.

The British English Podcast is not just a place to work; it's a platform where your contributions will directly influence language learners worldwide. If you're ready to bring your organizational prowess, tech-savviness, and passion for British English to our team, we would love to hear from you.

What's in it for you?

Competitive Compensation:

- Start with an hourly rate of $10 USD for the initial 5 hours a day.

- After a successful 2-month trial period, transition to a full-time monthly salary of $1,000 USD to begin with, with the potential for review and adjustment based on performance and the evolving needs of the role.

Paid Time Off:

- Enjoy 2 weeks of paid time off annually, allowing you to relax and recharge, knowing that your well-being is valued.

Work Arrangement:

- This full-time role offers the flexibility of remote work as an independent contractor.

Professional Development and Growth Opportunities:

- Gain exclusive access to all courses and subscriptions created by ‘The British English Podcast’ enhancing your language skills and cultural knowledge. This includes weekly zoom group classes with a native teacher.

- Seize the opportunity for professional development within the company. We aim for this role to evolve into an Executive Assistant position, offering a clear path for career growth.

- Participate in learning opportunities around email marketing, sales pages creation, the psychology behind selling, social media presence, and more. This role is a launchpad for acquiring valuable skills in digital marketing and educational content creation.

- Potential for an end-of-year bonus, reflective of the company's growth and your contribution to our success.

Additional Benefits:

- Paid access to all softwares mentioned/required to carry out tasks for the company.

- Work fully remote with flexible hours, providing you with the freedom to manage your work-life balance effectively.

- Opportunity to contribute to hiring new teachers and shaping the future of our educational content.

- Although not available immediately, discussions around support for remote work setup can be initiated after 1 full year of employment.

Why Join Us?

The British English Podcast is not just a workplace; it's a growth platform. As we expand, Charlie is committed to ensuring that our team remains engaged, motivated, and enjoys coming to work. Your role is pivotal in freeing up time for Charlie to create more courses, directly influencing our growth and the educational value we provide. By joining us, you become part of a team that values creativity, learning, and fun at work.

Note: As an independent contractor, you will be responsible for your own tax-related procedures in your country of residence. This arrangement offers the flexibility and autonomy that come with being your own boss, within the supportive framework of our team.

How to apply?

We are on the hunt for an exceptional Virtual Assistant to join The British English Podcast team. If you're passionate about tech and language learning and you are highly organized and eager to contribute to our mission, we want to hear from you.

Here's how you can apply and what to expect:

Application Process:

1. Application: Begin by clicking apply and submitting a cover letter and a link to your resume or CV. Make sure it is up-to-date and showcases your skills and experiences relevant to this role.

2. Video Introduction: If your application catches our eye, you'll be invited to record a short video introduction of yourself using VideoAsk. This is your chance to tell us a bit more about who you are and why you're excited about this opportunity.

3. Test Tasks: Shortlisted candidates will then be given test tasks to complete. These tasks are designed to assess your skills and how well you align with the responsibilities of the role.

4. Video Interviews: The final step will involve attending video interviews to discuss your previous experience, your approach to the role, and how you envision contributing to our team.

Timeline:

The hiring process is expected to take approximately 4-6 weeks from the submission of the application form to the final decision. Candidates can expect to hear back regarding their application status within 1 week of each stage.

Important Notes:

- We are looking for candidates who can overlap with UK time (9am-7pm) to some extent and possess near-native level proficiency in British English.

- This role is fully remote.

Why Apply?

This role is not just a job; it's an opportunity to grow, learn, and contribute to an innovative educational platform. You'll be joining a dynamic team committed to making English learning engaging and accessible. If you're ready to take on this challenge and help shape the future of language learning, we can't wait to review your application.

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