Concept Writer (Freelance + Remote)

simpleshow USA is looking for Freelance Writers to conceptualize explainer videos and e-learning courses, and guide development from start to finish!
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Are you a creative-at-heart with a knack for explaining complex topics in a simple and engaging way? Would you love to collaborate with other talented writers, illustrators, animators, and developers? The role of Concept Writer may be perfect for you!

We’re looking for experienced writers who can match our simpleshow style. This is a freelance position, fully remote, and paid on a per-project basis. Hours may vary as freelancers can accept as many projects as they wish. The estimated workload is between 25-40 hours per week. Our Concept Writers are expected to be responsive via email and instant message Monday through Friday, 9 am-6 pm ET.

Core Responsibilities:

Conceptualizing simpleshow explainer videos and e-learning courses, and guiding their development from start to finish to realize your vision. You are the director! 

  • Writing simpleshow style scripts; thinking of simple visual ideas for keywords
  • Designing engaging e-learning activities to complement video concepts
  • Storyboarding in Adobe Photoshop (our illustrators provide the images; Concept Writers arrange them on the canvas in a visually engaging and meaningful way)
  • Preparing for and participating in client briefing & feedback calls
  • Thoroughly implementing feedback from clients and our internal team
  • Meeting all deadlines agreed upon by you and the Project Manager
  • Requesting the illustrations needed for your simpleshow from our Illustration Team
  • Prepping voiceover documents and Photoshop files for our Production Team
  • Organizing important files on our servers
  • Communicating availability and changes of schedule to your Supervisor and Project Manager
  • Collaborating with and providing direction to our internal Creative Team (Illustration, Production, and Development) as they work to bring your storyboard to life!


  • Professional writing experience - marketing, technical, medical, or scientific writing preferred
  • Experience in instructional design and/or e-learning
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Communications, or other related subject is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Mail, Calendar, Meet)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Visually inclined with an eye for digital design
  • Enthusiasm for the art of storyboarding - experience is a plus
  • Comfortable speaking with clients and suggesting creative solutions to fill their needs
  • Excellent critical thinking skills; ability to apply constructive criticism
  • Communication expert; openness to working with any industry that might need our help
  • Superb time management and attention to detail while balancing multiple projects and deadlines
  • A positive, friendly, and professional attitude

How We Support You:

  • We will train you to become a rock star explainer. It’s that simple! 
  • On your first few projects, you will work directly with the Concept Development Supervisor and Senior Concept Writer who will teach you the inner workings of how to become a great Concept Writer
  • You’ll be provided with training, resources, and helpful examples of work at each step of the process
  • We like to have fun when we are working, and this pays off for you and the client. As we see it, a happy you is a productive you!

About Us:

simpleshow is the pioneer platform for digital products and services around explainer videos. Every day we help our customers explain their product or idea through the production of simple and concise videos. 

At simpleshow, we see things differently. That’s why we’re building a diverse culture - with people who bring unique perspectives & backgrounds to the table. We like to have fun, get creative, and reward entrepreneurial thinkers. 

We are a talented team that appreciates work-life balance, believes in camaraderie and growing together. A happy team is a productive team and we want all our employees to enjoy what they do, and have fun doing it! 

Does this role sound like a match? Click ‘Apply Now’ and then complete the online form. From there, we will take a look at your resume and send you a copy of the Concept Writer Assessment to complete.  

We understand it is a time commitment to complete the Concept Writer Assessment and we thank you in advance for your interest. The assessment is how we identify and select who to move forward in the recruiting process and we look forward to seeing your submission!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

  • Employment type


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

simpleshow USA

7300 Biscayne Blvd
33138 Miami Directions 786-485-3660 View page

How we support you

Flexibility, creative freedom, a great team--expect that (and much more!) at simpleshow

  • You: Can share inspiration, develop yourself and make a real impact


  • Onboarding: Let our well-trained mentors and our Learning Campus guide you through the process

  • Flexibility: Is very important to us, that's why you have free working hours and can work remotely all over Germany

  • Working atmosphere: We maintain a trusting and equal working environment, with a lot of creative freedom

  • Product: A super innovative SaaS product

  • Clear structures: We have a fixed feedback system for our employees

  • Pension plan: You can invest in your future with the help of a company pension plan

  • Team events: We organize regular team and company events

  • Sports and exercise: Is very important to us, so that you have a good balance. That's why we offer you Urban-Sports-Club membership or bicycle leasing through JobRad

  • Free time: Sabbatical is not a foreign word for us

  • Salary: We pay according to performance and very fairly

  • Central location: Our office is directly at Potsdamer Platz

  • Catering: Fruit, drinks, and coffee are standard for us

  • Equality: We welcome all applicants - regardless of gender, nationality, faith, ethnic origin, age, or sexual orientation

  • International: Our team is very diverse and we have an open feedback culture where every opinion is appreciated

  • Volunteering: We support you with your working time!

  • Personal development: A steep learning curve and constant new challenges are guaranteed with us

Want to join us? Check out current open positions and apply today!

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