Yardstick Software Inc.
October 27, 2016
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type


Yardstick is a full‐service online training and testing software provider for Regulators, Associations, Corporations, Schools and Content Publishers. Since its inception in 2005, Yardstick has grown from a startup business to an industry leader that has been recognized by Venture Magazine for seven consecutive years as one of Alberta’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies. In 2015 Waterstone Human Capital recognized Yardstick as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, an award we are most proud of.

At Yardstick, we are dedicated to our core values.

R   Random Acts of Kindness

E    Embrace the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A   A Fearless pursuit of Excellence

C   Customer Delight Heroes

H   Honest & Empowered People

We are currently searching for an eLearning Author to join our team. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Location:  Edmonton (Calgary applicants may be considered)

Position: eLearning Author

Classification: Full Time, permanent

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Proposed start date: November 2016


As a Yardstick  eLearning Author, you will work with our eLearning team to develop engaging and effective eLearning programs using industry standard authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and HTML5/CSS3. The successful candidate will assemble visually appealing screen layouts and interactions within assigned timing and budget, while adhering to our quality assurance processes on a variety of client projects in collaboration with other eLearning production team members.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assemble/create visually appealing eLearning content following a methodical and systematic work style with consistent attentiveness to defined standards, policies, and practices
  • Assemble and test eLearning and mLearning interactions, screens, and activities using project specific templates
  • Create graphics based on graphical treatment set for the project
  • Edit, crop, apply border treatments, and compress photos to specified project standards
  • Mix and compress audio to specified project standards
  • Manage time, resources and priorities to meet quality standards, project timelines, and learning outcomes
  • Apply consistent attentiveness to defined standards, policies, and practices

Required Skills 

  • Proven knowledge of one or more industry standard authoring tools (Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora)
  • Media Creation (audio, photos, video)
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SVG, Canvas
  • Adobe Suite


  • 6 months or more of relevant work experience or relevant education

All About You

  • Passionate about design and technology, with excellent artistic skills
  • Adaptable to clients’ needs and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • A champion of accountability – ensuring regular communication with the PM throughout each development phase
  • Self motivated and able to meet project milestones and deadlines independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Very high attention to detail and precise nature is essential
  • Passionate about customer-focused service and willing to go the extra mile to create customer delight

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive $39,000 - $44,000, dependent on experience level
  • Access to company provided group benefits program

To apply for the role, please submit your resume and cover letter to:  https://yardsticksoftware.mytribehr.com/careers/view/66.  In your cover letter, please provide a link to your portfolio website.