Instructional Designer EdTech Content

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • October 24, 2022
5,000,000 - 8,500,000 JPY /yr
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Fluent
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Recruitment Backgrounds

Innovative instructional designer to produce online courses.

We are looking for an experienced instructional designer with a specialization in digital content. You will join a team to create courses for GLOBIS Unlimited, an online business microlearning platform. Courses cover MBA-level business topics.

Your main focus will be adapting existing content and developing new course material for the online medium, either in collaboration with faculty members, with external vendors or independently. You will be involved in all phases of course creation and development, including planning and research, structural design, multimedia production, and implementation.

This role will require coordination with many stakeholders, including faculty members, subject experts and video production vendors. You will be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team and will be expected to proactively, flexibly, and independently work beyond set responsibilities in order to meet business goals.


About GLOBIS Unlimited

GLOBIS Unlimited is a business microlearning online platform, providing microlearning courses on MBA-level business topics.



  • Research various MBA-level business topics, concepts and frameworks
  • Write and produce original online course content, including scenarios, slides, scripts, quizzes, and other supplemental materials independently or in collaboration with faculty members/subject experts
  • Adapt existing course content for a global audience
  • Research best practices for online course development and delivery
  •  Actively contribute to meet enrollment, completion, and user satisfaction goals
  • Developing a network of subject experts to co-create original content
  • Manage individual workflows and contribute to team targets




  • 3+ years of experience in educational content or training design
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogical practices
  • Experience working independently and proactively in a dynamic environment
  • Experience managing and delivering multiple projects at the same time
  • Native English ability with strong writing skills
  •  JLPT N3 or equivalent or above


  • Experience with marketing automation tools
  • Experience in digital marketing techniques and practices


Office Location

Tokyo officeSumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 102-0084


  • Salary depends on work experience, skills and abilities
  • Annual salary revision in July
  • Profit-sharing (summer and winter, as per company rules and regulations)



  • Commutation expenses covered
  • Health insurance, employment insurance, workers accident insurance, pension
  • Stock-holdings system


Working hours

Flexible Working Hours



  • Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  • 20 paid holidays (can be rolled over to the following year for a maximum of 40 total days). During the 3-month probation period, a maximum of 5 days can be granted, calculated on a pro-rata basis from the start date.
  • Annual holidays: New Year’s period (ex. Dec 29-Jan 4), marriage leave, condolence leave, natural disaster leave, maternity leave, sabbatical (after 5 and 10 consecutive years with the company)


Self-development Support

  • GLOBIS MBA partial subsidy*
  • Short-term study abroad support*
  • Self-development subsidy (max 200,000 JPY/year)
  • Support for attending training courses required for work (all expenses covered by the company at the discretion of the department head)

 *The employee is requested to repay the abovementioned support/subsidy for the following cases:

  • Employee leaves GLOBIS not completing the programs.
  • Employee leaves GLOBIS during enrollment of the programs.
  • Employee leaves GLOBIS within two years after completing programs.


Requirement for the Professional Job Category

Due to the nature of the role expected of the position, "Professional", holding a master's degree is a requirement at the time of employment. If you do not have a master's degree at the time of hire, but are willing to work on obtaining a master's degree outside of work hours as part of your self-development after joining the company and meet the requirements of the position, you are eligible for this position. *The field of the master's degree is not required.


Approx. OTW

Avg. 10-20 hours per month (maximum allowed is 45 hrs/month)


Remote Work

While emphasizing real "places" that create good communities, corporate cultures, and relationships, we will also actively adopt online and remote working by using cutting-edge technology. Two days or more per week is recommended, but the policy and rule will be determined by the nature of the work of each department/team.



Department: GLOBIS Digital Platform

Team: GLOBIS Unlimited Team
GLOBIS Unlimited team consists of about 10 members.


Sample Schedule of a weekday

GLOBIS employees have flexible working hours and are allowed remote work. Depending on the department and other conditions, staff are asked to commute to the office 1-2 days/week. Typical working hours are 9:30-18:00, with a 1-hour lunch break and weekends (Sat, Sun) off.


Career Path

Successful candidates are self-motivated but communicative with teammates, organized, and eager to both apply their skills and develop new ones. You will hold a key creative role in a small team, so your performance will need to be reliable and adaptable. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative-minded individual to develop their skills and engage audiences with content that will inspire positive change in society.


Screening Process

Application screening →First interview (HR) →Second interview (team leader) →Third interview (department head) →Fourth interview (HR head / Depending on the situation)


*There may not be the 4th interview.

*An English cover letter (Theme: What would you like to do or achieve in our company?) is required when submitting a resume.

*Candidates who do not meet the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test requirements may be required to take an online test arranged by GLOBIS during the screening process.

*For non-Japanese nationality holders, please tell us your status of residence such as Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services (ESI) and its expiry date.

Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has fostered management ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge. Today, the company is involved in a range of activities, from higher education and corporate training to venture capital.

The company nurtures business leaders at GLOBIS University, Japan’s largest business school. Over 1,400 leading companies have sharpened their management capabilities with GLOBIS Corporate Education.

GLOBIS also operates the G1 Institute and the KIBOW Foundation, both non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovation in society. GLOBIS has supported the growth of start-ups by investing over 66 billion yen in funds in 130 companies through GLOBIS Capital Partners.

Utilizing the GLOBIS Insights digital media platform and GLOBIS MBA book series, we have shared management expertise globally.

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