Instructional Designer Job Description

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Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer responsibilities

  • Creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content
  • Working with subject matter experts and identifying target audience’s training needs
  • Applying tested instructional design theories, practice and methods

Instructional Designer Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a professional Instructional Designer to design and develop learning and practicing experiences. The goal is to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.


  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer
  • Work with subject matter experts and identify target audience’s training needs
  • State instructional end goals and create content that matches them
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders


  • Proven working experience in instructional design and with instructional technology
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • BS or MA degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar

Instructional Designer Job Description Examples

Instructional Designer / eLearning Developer • Ayahealthcare

Join Aya Healthcare, named the #1 top workplace in the large company category by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Instructional Designer works with internal departments to lead the development and enhancement of training curricula and structure for our corporate trainers and leaders as well as our clients. They will help to build and maintain Aya’s learning and development infrastructure in a....

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Instructional Designer • The University of Oklahoma

OrganizationIf you want to make a positive impact in the lives of Oklahomans, join us at the Center for Public Management (CPM) because that is what we do daily. CPM is a department within the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. We provide public sector agencies, staff, service providers, clients and community partners training, research and consultant support for......

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Instructional Designer • Beacon Hill Staffing Group

The primary purpose of this role is to design and develop learning solutions that result in the achievement of defined performance objectives. This includes responsibility for planning, organizing, and developing learning solutions to meet targeted business needs. This role is critical as it impacts the effectiveness of development solutions needed by associates to serve the customer and perfor...

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Instructional Designer (Remote) • Yelp

Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to qualify for this role. See below for more information.

Do you love creating engaging instructional materials for Sales teams? Want to join a small but mighty team? Yelp is looking for epic talent! We are hiring an Instructional Designer to support our Multi-Location Sales Organization. In this position you will focus on designing and... d...

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