Senior Instructional Writer: eLearning (343 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
Oct 23, 2018

Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Instructional Writer at a dynamic performance consultancy’s Cape Town office. In this stimulating role you will provide vision, leadership and coordination in designing, developing, and delivering blended courses, and technologically-enhanced instructional materials. We’re looking for someone sharp and quick-thinking to make this role their own. Please note that eLearning instructional writing experience is non-negotiable for this appointment, and candidates without the necessary experience will not be considered for this position.


  • Communicates effectively in visual, oral and written form
  • Identifies and responds to ethical, legal, and political implications of design in the workplace
  • Updates and improves knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to the instructional design process and related fields
  • Identifies and describes target population and environmental characteristics
  • Selects and uses analysis techniques for determining instructional content
  • Analyses the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their potential use
  • Uses an instructional design and development process appropriate for a given project
  • Organises instructional programs and/or products to be designed, developed and evaluated
  • Writes and formulates instructional interventions
  • Selects or modifies existing instructional material
  • Develops instructional material
  • Revises instructional and non-instructional solutions based on data


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • BA degree/Relevant Diploma in English, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum Design, Marketing, PR, UX Design, or other related discipline required Ideal: a post-graduate qualification in Linguistics
  • eLearning Instructional writing and formulation – essential
  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in relevant field with a specific focus on eLearning and ICT
  • Excellent written (reporting) and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding planning, time-management and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Strongly detail-orientated
  • Deadline-driven
  • Team-orientated/ability to work efficiently with people
  • Follow written and listen to verbal instructions from internal clients
  • Ability to analyse and objectively give feedback to and receive feedback from colleagues and/or superiors
  • Project Management skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Ensure ISO compliance
  • Bright and quick thinking
  • Highly adaptable to change
  • Growth mindset
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Calm and focused in a vibrant and energetic environment
  • Resilient
  • Meets their promises
  • Accountable

Please submit a relevant portfolio on application.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Salary: Negotiable