Litnerd

Teaching 37M students to read with live-stream actors

Senior Fullstack Developer at Litnerd at Litnerd

$120k - $165k / 0.50% - 4.00%
Location
NYC, Miami or Remote (USA based) / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Anisa Mirza
Anisa Mirza
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About the role

Litnerd Engineering team is responsible for empowering school systems across the country to help foster healthy reading habits amongst students. We’re building a powerful LMS platform for teachers and students. As a member of this team, you'll be at the center of product innovation. By joining the team at this stage, you will have a mission critical role to play in the development of Litnerd’s product roadmap.

Litnerd’s mission is to inspire young people to fall in love with reading. We provide programs for students and teachers that make reading (and learning in general) fun. We do this by bringing books to life by reenacting the book as if you are watching your favorite TV show or episode. 1 in 8 children in America grow up without learning how to read. 41% of 4th grade students are reading at a grade 2 level. In other words, we are failing nearly half of our nation’s students before they ever graduate elementary school. Furthermore, decline in literacy and reading proficiency increases amongst Title 1 schools socio-economically disadvantaged communities. By joining our team, you will be part of our mission to change that!

Litnerd is a contracted vendor with the largest education district in America. Our program is part of in-classroom education and designated school reading time. We have been growing aggressively at 60% MoM and have served over 14,000 students across schools.

Why you should join Litnerd

Litnerd is a Netflix-show style online reading program that brings K-5 books to life by streaming live actors in the classroom.

Litnerd provides a cohort-based online Reading program that brings K-5 curriculum to life by blending the creator economy to traditional education. Litnerd will teach the 37 Million elementary school students in America through story-telling. Today schools spend approx. $20 Billion on reading and supplemental education programs. Yet 42% of their students still cannot read by 4th grade. In other words, we are failing nearly half of our nation’s students before they ever graduate elementary school. Furthermore, decline in literacy and reading proficiency increases amongst Title 1 schools socio-economically disadvantaged communities. By joining our team, you will be part of our mission to change that!

TRACTION: Launched in January, Litnerd is a contracted vendor with the New York City Department of Education. We are currently serving over 14,000 students and growing revenue at 60% MoM.

INSPIRATION: Just as Lin-Manuel Miranda took a history book (the story of Alexander Hamilton) and brought it to life through art and theatre ('Hamilton the Musical' is now EduHam – a history teaching program in public schools across the nation), so too will Litnerd teach students with that same inspiration of bringing subjects to life.