JOIN the TEAM

We’re really nice people to work with

We work with an exceptional group of screenwriters and script editors, film and documentary makers, business storytellers and video games developers to deliver challenging online courses for serious practitioners looking to develop their craft.

We are keen to work with more diverse voices and talent, and to meet new tutors and moderators – experts in their field, committed to nurturing fresh voices within a social constructivist learning model.

If you fit the bill and would like to join the world’s first 100% online screenwriting school, designed by story experts to teach story structure, send your CV to susannah@johnyorkestory.com. We’ll be in touch to set up a chat.

Professional Development Training in Narrative

Discover what we offer, including bespoke online training and one-to-one mentoring.

TUTORS

Tutors are at the heart of each course, guiding the group, feeding back on developing ideas and keeping everyone up to date with how things work in the real world.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role involves:

  • Being the face of the course
  • Feeding back on work in detailed written reports or podcasts
  • Responding to student questions about the industry
  • Hosting live chats
  • Encouraging peer feedback
  • Mentoring one-to-one via Skype or Zoom (certain courses)
  • Building a warm, supportive and generous community of learners

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

You will be:

  • Working in the industry
  • Experienced in teaching HE/adult ed (online teaching desirable but not essential – we’ll train you in our online classroom)
  • Confident with tech
  • Great at communicating – especially online
  • Comfortable with people from a range of backgrounds from around the world
  • Keen to work with beginners as well as those with more developed skills
  • Savvy about the business, with a good network

PERSONALITY

You should be:

  • Patient
  • Empathetic
  • Supportive and approachable
  • Dedicated
  • Highly organised and self-reliant
  • Resourceful
  • Problem-solving
  • Firm
  • Easy to work with
MODERATORS

Our moderators are the first point of contact for everyone who studies with us. They manage the day-to-day running of the courses and ensure everything runs smoothly.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role involves:

  • Helping participants navigate the online classroom and learning materials
  • Answering learners’ queries, including about dates and tasks
  • Firefighting tech problems
  • Reassuring students who are new to sharing work and peer feedback
  • Hosting online Q&A sessions with tutors and guests
  • Supporting course tutors
  • Helping to build a supportive and safe online community
  • Organising tutor evaluations and feedback

We usually need our moderators to be able to commit 2–3 hours per week for the duration of a course (spread throughout the week rather than in one block).

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

You will be:

  • A good administrator
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent at managing people
  • A brilliant communicator
  • Highly IT literate
  • All over the detail
  • Experienced in TEFL or teaching (an advantage)
  • Interested in writing, if not already writing yourself
  • Able to work as part of a team online
  • Comfortable working with people from many backgrounds and learning styles
  • Interested in group dynamics
  • Able to respond and act on things quickly
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends, as required

PERSONALITY

You should be:

  • People-focused
  • Autonomous and able to use your own initiative
  • Approachable
  • Empathetic, caring and nurturing
  • Love drama and storytelling
  • Enthusiastic about developing new talent
  • Flexible
  • Intuitive
WHAT people SAY about our  COURSES

The course has been truly transformative to the way I frame and structure my stories, and I have been really touched by the genuinely supportive and encouraging atmosphere on the forums from fellow learners and tutors.

Theresa

At first I was reluctant to join as I knew I was going to be busy at work and I wanted more classroom interaction. But, actually this is better as I really do have to interact with students and tutors but at a time that suits me. 

François

It’s so valuable to get the tutor feedback notes after each final exercise in the session and be reassured that we are all on the right track – it’s great to see how everyone is getting so much from the course!

Katie

WHO we WORK WITH
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