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Instructional Design & Technology

Learning Designer

Cengage Group
December 9, 2022
Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range TBD  

We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/.

At Cengage, we build easy-to-use, quality learning solutions. Every day, Learning Designers share their knowledge and experience in learning science, pedagogy, content and curriculum development to achieve this pillar. In this role, we apply creativity, key quality standards, and insights about student and instructor needs to make best-in-class learning products. Using an agile and strategic approach, research-based insights, and instructional design methodologies, we craft improvements, revisions, and additions to higher-education course materials and career-training curricula. Rather than implement these designs alone, we collaborate with a wide range of team members including researchers, subject matter authorities, content developers, product managers, marketers, and more. This team of Learning Designers is curious, tenacious, dedicated to sharing ideas, and committed to questioning the status quo in learning.

What You’ll Do:

  • Serve as the learning design specialist in a cross-functional team of professionals in business strategy, marketing, content creation, and production
  • Apply Cengage’s quality learning standards to products, solutions, and daily work, in accordance with well-researched guidelines and established protocols; adopt opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Evaluate the impact of current content strategy and product pedagogy using established quantitative and qualitative metrics
  • Identify and detail content requirements, and review available content for re-use
  • Design and advocate for improvements in accessibility and inclusivity in all aspects of your solutions.
  • Using a shared set of metrics, evaluate new content and learning objectives for pedagogical appropriateness
  • Collaborate with authors and team members, seeking out varied perspectives and expertise
  • Use shared templates and processes to take the product from hypothesis to implementation

Skills and Competencies You’ll Use:

  • Apply learning science and digital learning methodologies to assigned products, courses, and subject areas
  • Cultivate innovation and quality, looking for opportunities to improve the lives of our learners through quality learning design
  • Communicate optimally, through strong verbal and written skills, including audience-centric analysis, persuasion, influence, and documentation
  • Collaborate with peers, using interpersonal savvy in problem-solving, making trade-offs, and building rapport
  • Handle complex, long-range projects with multiple partners in a dynamic remote-work environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Educational or professional background in instructional design, learning design or related
  • Master’s level education with curriculum development or related or teaching experience in higher ed or technical/career ed
  • Experience in designing inclusive, diverse content
  • Proven dedication to continuous professional improvement and learning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and file-sharing tools
  • Ability to work remotely, preferably in the Eastern or Central Time Zone
  • Experience in corporate environment

Education and Experience Requirements

  • BA/BS
  • Minimum 5 years of full-time work experience


Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links.


Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.


If you are a CO State, NY State, WA State, or Jersey City, NJ resident, please email jobpostinginquiries@cengage.com to receive compensation information for this role. Be sure to include this posting’s job ID in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response.


About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

About Organization

Cengage Group’s portfolio of businesses supports student choice by providing a range of pathways that help learners achieve their goals and lead a choice-filled life.