Instructional Designer (Contract)

| Santa Monica

This contract position will contribute to building and delivering engaging learning experiences that will help shape UMG's culture and development programs. Using blended and innovative learning approaches, the right hire will play a key role in the design, build and development of employee curricula that is valued by the business. If you're a skilled professional whose instructional design, project management, consultative, and communication skills are exceptionally strong – and if you're interested in contributing to a development strategy that helps employees, new hires, and people managers learn the skills they need to thrive – then we're interested in learning more about you!

Job Functions:

  • Analyzes needs and synthesizes learnings to build a plan to address gaps and requests
  • Designs and develops innovative, and engaging learning materials
  • Effectively uses technology to create innovative and engaging learning content
  • Takes a consultative approach by looking at challenges and solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Builds a project plan, including design and execution (to engage project teams and key stakeholders)
  • Develops content and performance-support resources that support employees throughout the learning lifecycle of topic (pre, during, and post )
  • Executes the complete training cycle including: needs analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation of transfer effectiveness
  • Selects training tools or training delivery mechanisms, based on the material being taught and the audience being targeted
  • Creates course content, curates relevant resources, and builds curriculum for targeted groups
  • Understands the benefits and challenges of most learning modalities; is able to determine the best learning medium for the greatest impact; has diverse experience with various formats (instructor-led, web-based, blended)
  • Collaborates with internal SMEs and the LOD team on course development and revision including course design documents, learning objectives, course content, scenarios, media scripts, and practice activities
  • Converts existing modules, content, and curriculums into eLearning or blended content
  • Manages times efficiently so that tasks are complete and on time, problems are anticipated and team members are clear on project requirements and schedules
  • Keeps current on emerging technology, maintains knowledge of adult learning theory and industry innovations

Examples of projects our hire will own or play a key supporting role:

  • Project management, content review, and branding of vendor materials
  • Content design and development: new manager modules / resources guides
  • Content design and development: productivity training

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent ability to analyze learning needs, synthesize needs, and build a clear plan to address gaps and requests
  • Excellent ISD skills using various content authoring tools and modalities (Captivate, Articulate, MS PowerPoint, etc)
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and interpersonal); writing and speaking clearly and concisely
  • Proven track record in learning and development, with experience in developing, designing, and implementing engaging curricula for a variety of audiences in a range of formats
  • Exceptional planning, organization, coordination and collaboration skills
  • High level of professionalism, presence and credibility
  • Project management experience
  • Track record of skilfully managing and executing multiple deliverables simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, positive and agile attitude
  • Experience of getting things done through influence, planning, and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience working in the Entertainment industry, Technology industry, Media/Creative/Ad industry or at a startup

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate or advanced degree, with emphasis in human resources, training, e-learning, training/learning technology, education, or related field
  • Industry recognized certifications in instructional design and content programs
  • Experience facilitating engaging content using various online tools and modalities
  • Prior experience with a Learning Management System (LMS) preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to travel to Santa Monica to work on-site at least 2 or 3 days a week (remaining weekdays may be remote)
  • Will not consider fully remote candidates; LA-area candidates only please

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in Instructional Design and Program Development (designing engaging content, resources and presentations for employees / managers)
  • 2+ years Learning and Development Consulting experience
  • 2+ years of direct experience with developing content and experiences for employees, people managers, and new hires

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Human Performance Technology, or related field with emphasis in human resources, training, e-learning, training/learning technology, education, or related field

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Location

UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

Laurent Burte

Enterprise Portfolio Management Project Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

Ashia Coleman

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

Todd Hancsicsak

Director, Rights & Repertoire Technology

What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

Gauri Gohokar

Project Manager

What are Universal Music Group Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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