Lucid – Freelance Writer – Visual Learning (social sciences, finance, philosophy, history, STEM, and more) – New York City, NY

September 21, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Freelance Writer – Visual Learning (social sciences, finance, philosophy, history, STEM, and more)

Company: Lucid

Job description: Job description

About Lucid

At Lucid, our mission is to make the world’s most important knowledge easy to learn, internalize, and apply to your life. We’ve created a new format for visual nonfiction content, designed from the ground up for the mobile use case, that helps readers stay focused, understand complex ideas, and retain what they learn.

Launched in 2020, Lucid is already one of the most downloaded and highest grossing education apps in the App Store. But we’re just getting started, and are continuing to rapidly iterate and launch innovative new products that further our mission of effective learning.

Our team of writers, designers, visual artists, product managers, and engineers are deeply experienced in mobile storytelling and educational content. Our CEO, Daniel Terry, previously founded and led Pocket Gems and Episode Interactive, leading mobile companies which have reached 300 million users, raised over $150 million from Sequoia and Tencent, and collectively generated over $1 billion in revenue.

This Role

This role, the Writer/Editor, will collaborate with our team of editors, designers, illustrators, and animators to create innovative visual learning experiences.

We’re looking for someone who can quickly research and understand complex topics, and then produce written explanations that make this knowledge accessible to anyone.

This person will also propose diagrams, flowcharts, visual metaphors, and other images that will supplement written content, reinforce key ideas, and demystify challenging topics.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new and innovative form of written and visual communication.


  • Research complex topics in various fields. Areas could include: psychology, cognitive science, economics, finance, management, personal development, philosophy, physical sciences, and more.
  • Concisely summarize and explain key ideas from bestselling books, articles, courses, and other source material.
  • Propose visual concepts that communicate complex ideas in elegant ways. Think more sketching than illustrating. You don’t need to be a designer or artist to succeed in this role, but you do need to be a great analytical thinker.
  • Collaborate with designers, illustrators, and animators to bring your visual explanations to life.

About you

  • You’re an exceptional verbal and written communicator.
  • You’re a fast learner, and comfortable digging into complex topics from various fields.
  • You’ve got 2+ years experience working in fast-paced, self-directed, deadline-driven environments.
  • You love reading and learning new things.

Nice to have

  • A PhD, advanced degree, or expertise in psychology, social science, economics, STEM, philosophy, or related fields.
  • Experience in educational content or journalism.

We encourage people from non-traditional backgrounds to apply. If you’re excited about what we’re building but you think only a few items in this job description apply to you, we encourage you to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

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Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:24:46 GMT


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