Educational Testing Service — Freelance Item Writer / Reviewer


Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking freelance writers, advanced graduate students, scholars, and teachers to help develop content for the GRE® General Test. Candidates must have strong writing and critical reading skills, as well as a graduate degree or equivalent experience. Successful candidates will work with ETS test development staff to create reading comprehension materials for the GRE® General Test on subject matter relating to physical sciences, biological sciences, social science, and the humanities.

ETS is committed to ensuring that the people who contribute content to our assessments are representative of the general population of people who will take our tests. Having a diverse group of content developers gives ETS the best opportunity to create assessments that are fair and engaging for all test takers.

Candidates should submit a short (no more than one-page) sample text that they believe is suitable for testing college-level reading comprehension. The sample should be an excerpt from a published source, not a self-generated piece of writing. It should exhibit a level of complexity comparable to what would be encountered in graduate school, and it should be engaging to an academically diverse group of readers. The sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment (pdf preferred) along with the candidate’s CV to: Meredith Greb at Please include a citation for the source.

Interested candidates should apply no later than Sunday, October 11th, 2020.

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