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Sales & Marketing / Business Development Lead

Sonata Learning has grown steadily over the past seven years, but we need a capable Sales and Marketing / Business Development lead to focus our business development efforts and grow revenue in a more systematic, sustainable and scalable way. 

This position will oversee revenue growth for both of our B2B brands/service offerings: 

  • Sonata Learning which helps organizations develop and deliver training programs
  • Sonata Digital which helps clients implement digital technology solutions to improve productivity (e.g., Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack, Airtable)

Currently, we serve a wide range of clients from international nonprofits/NGOs to Fortune 500 companies to small and midsize businesses.  

We are a 100% virtual company.  This role would start off as a fractional / part-time position but could quickly grow to a full-time role as we reach our next-level targets.

Responsibilities

  • Grow revenue across the company’s various service lines
  • Communicate the value of Sonata Learning and Sonata Digital’s services to prospective clients
  • Identify new markets and new opportunities within existing markets / accounts
  • Brainstorm, validate, iterate, prioritize and scale marketing initiatives
  • Allocate marketing budgets and direct the effort of research assistants and in-house / outside BDRs
  • Oversee lead generation
  • Develop content strategy (identify topics for blogs, whitepapers, webinars, etc.)
  • Customer development and outreach

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experienced in selling/marketing complex, niche B2B consulting services
  • Comfortable working in an early-stage company (i.e., wear multiple hats,, react quickly to constantly shifting priorities)
  • Familiar with a wide range of tactics/channels (i.e., need to know about social and SEO, but not only social and SEO)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including proposal writing (we have copywriters who can help out, but being able to write your own blogs is a plus)
  • Excellent presentation development and delivery skills (we have designers who can help with graphics, but basic proficiency with PowerPoint is also a plus)
  • For sales, able to at least qualify prospects and handle initial communications to secure a first meeting (the president can help close, if necessary)
  • Proficient with spreadsheets, CRM apps (we use Airtable for everything) 
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive (able to identify opportunities to grow the company’s revenue and define your role in seizing those opportunities
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Learning Specialist

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are looking for versatile writers capable of tackling subjects ranging from public health to engineering, diversity & inclusion, business skills, and more. 

As a Learning Specialist, you will write scripts for training videos, e-learning, facilitator and participant guides for instructor-led training, job aids and related content (you can find examples in the “services” section of our website).  While learning industry experience is helpful, it is not necessary; experience in marketing/advertising, technical writing, academic research, or other types of writing should be transferable.  

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position.

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Review source material provided by clients (e.g., whitepapers, web pages, books, old training slides, etc.) and translate it into well-organized, easy-to-follow training materials.
  • Conduct interviews with client subject matter experts to better understand our audience and the tasks we are training them to perform.  
  • Follow Sonata Learning’s guidelines and templates to write outlines, scripts, slide bullet points and other types of copy for client training programs.  
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, animators, audio engineers, and provide guidance on how the content of the scripts can be translated to different media.  
  • Ensure tasks are completed within the allotted hours, by the established deadline, according to project specifications. 
  • Occasionally proofread/edit other writers’ work.
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Lead Learning Consultant

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are now looking for a versatile writer with project management skills to help us reach the next level.

The Lead Learning Specialist will oversee the development of innovative training courses, explainer videos, and related content (you can find examples in the “services” section of our website).  While learning industry experience is helpful, a background in marketing/advertising or other types of writing with a media production element could be transferable.  

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position (we will consider going full-time immediately for highly qualified candidates).

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Meet with clients, learn about their training needs and audience, then recommend appropriate learning interventions.
  • Explain our process to clients and their role in ensuring a project’s success.
  • Brief other team members on the client’s needs, operating context, and the project scope.
  • Contribute to projects as a writer.
  • Review the work of other team members to ensure it reflects Sonata Learning’s quality standards and guidelines.
  • Provide general direction to the graphic design / animation team on issues related to the substance of the client’s content, client brand guidelines, and project scope.
  • Liaise between client and Sonata team as needed to manage expectations, answer questions, and clarify scope.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, to contractual specifications.
  • Escalate cases where projects are in danger of going beyond contractual scope.
  • Evaluate and report on the performance of individual contributors, provide coaching and escalate persistent performance issues that might require more intensive intervention.
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Design Specialist

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are now looking for versatile graphic designers with basic animation skills to help us reach the next level.

The Design Specialist will take scripts drafted by our editorial team and transform them into attractively designed videos, slide shows, infographics, documents, and interactive training modules (you can find examples in the “services” section of our website).  While experience creating e-learning is helpful, anyone with solid graphic design and basic animation skills (think simple PowerPoint or Vyond animation), an ability to adapt to clients’ branding, and a good understanding of how to create infographics should be able to succeed in this role.  

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position.

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Work with writers to translate scripts into various types of media including slideshows, printed booklets, video storyboards, etc.
  • Create mood boards reflecting client branding.
  • Design infographics and icons.
  • Do light PowerPoint animation (previous experience not required – anyone with a general understanding of animation can do this).
  • Lay out print materials and PDFs in InDesign.
  • Collaborate with writers, animators, audio engineers, and the QA team to create multimedia products. 
  • Follow Sonata Learning’s design guidelines and production processes.
  • Ensure tasks are completed within the allotted hours, by the established deadline, according to project specifications. 
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Editorial Assistant

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are looking for versatile editorial assistants to support our writers and designers.  

As an Editorial Assistant, you will proofread scripts for training videos and work alongside designers to create slide decks and web page content for client training programs (you can find examples in the “services” section of our website).   

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position.

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Proofread/edit scripts and other documents
  • Create slide decks based on scripts provided by writers and templates furnished by graphic designers
  • Search for appropriate photos in stock image repositories 
  • Do very light copywriting and assist with research tasks as required
  • Ensure tasks are completed within the allotted hours, by the established deadline, according to project specifications
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Operations Specialist

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and dependable admins to support our Manager of Operations.  

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position.

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Update finance and project information in Airtable (if you are generally proficient with spreadsheets, we can teach you how to use Airtable).
  • Post job advertisements on various websites, monitor responses, and arrange skills assessments / interviews with candidates.
  • Assist with scheduling for projects (client meetings, research interviews, etc.).
  • Help with research for marketing campaigns.
  • Support project teams as needed.
  • Do light proofreading as required.
  • Ensure tasks are completed within the allotted hours, by the established deadline, according to directions.
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Quality Assurance / Editorial Specialist

We have grown steadily over the past seven years and are looking for detail-oriented proofreaders / QA reviewers to ensure that all our work products are error-free and up to our established quality standards.  

You can find examples of our work in the “services” section of our website.  

This is a 100% virtual, term-of-project role with the possibility of growing into a regular part-time or even full-time position.

Responsibilities / Outcomes Delivered

  • Proofread video scripts and other documents.
  • Do quality assurance reviews of interactive e-learning modules, animated videos, and websites.
  • Assist with various administrative and research tasks as necessary. 
  • Ensure tasks are completed within the allotted hours, by the established deadline, according to project specifications. 
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