Join the Real Python Team as a Video Course Instructor

Real Python Video Courses

Do you love learning new things and sharing your knowledge with thousands of Python developers?

The tutorial team is known for making the highest-quality Python tutorials available online. Our mission is to “help Python developers around the world become more awesome.”

And with a reach of over 3 million visitors a month, it feels amazing how far we’ve come—but we think we can do even better!

To help us raise the quality level of our tutorials even further, and expand beyond the topics we’ve covered so far, we are looking for video course instructors who:

  • Love Python and want to share their knowledge to help learners level up
  • Appreciate the importance of clarity and tone in educational video courses
  • Want to hone their craft and make the most of our extensive publishing process
  • Have the time to start writing one or more new recordings a month and meet deadlines

Keep reading to find out what’s involved, and how to apply.

Note: This is not a full-time job, but we are looking for a consistent commitment, so that Real Python will be a regular part of your week. This is a part-time position you can do in the evenings/weekends. You will be paid on a per-project basis, starting with a paid pilot course.

Why Join Our Team?

  1. Learning: You’ll always be learning something new—and you’ll have fun doing it. You’ll become a better educator, developer, and communicator, while making new friends along the way.

  2. Eyeballs: Our site gets a lot of traffic—over 3 million visitors per month and growing. We’re regularly featured in other Python publications and we also run one of the largest email newsletters and social media accounts in the community. Our YouTube channel has more than 150,000 subscribers. When you publish a video series here, it will get watched a lot, and people will love you for it.

  3. Tutorial Polish: When you submit a video series to, we will personally work with you to polish your work to a high level of quality. In the end, your tutorial will look much better than when you first submitted it, making you look really good.

  4. Instructor Training: When we are done reviewing and editing your tutorial, we will send you detailed feedback on how you can improve your videos in the future. This will help you become a better developer, educator, and communicator.

  5. Personal Exposure: Your picture and bio will be prominently featured on your tutorials and on multiple other places on the site. This can lead to a multitude of new opportunities for you—job offers, freelance projects, and conference invitations. An in-depth tutorial published on Real Python can make a great portfolio piece.

  6. Get Paid to Learn: You’ll get paid to learn. We’re not asking you to do this “just for the exposure”—this is a paid part-time position.

  7. Special Opportunities: Members of the tutorial team get access to special opportunities such as contributing to our books and courses, speaking at online meetups we organize, becoming interview guests to chat about an area of your expertise on the Real Python Podcast, working on team projects, and more.

  8. You’ll Have an Impact: We get emails and comments every day about how our tutorials help our readers write their first Python program, get their learning progress unstuck, or accomplish their career dream of working with Python professionally. This means a lot to us and makes all the hard work worth it. Our most prolific contributors have been approached at conferences and meetups by other developers who know them from their tutorials and courses—a great conversation starter.

  9. 100% Remote-Friendly: At Real Python you’ll join a remote-first, distributed, and diverse team that spans across the globe.

  10. Free Stuff: As a final bonus, by joining the tutorial team you will get a lot of free stuff. You’ll get a free copy of all of the products we sell on the site, access to all of our members-only content, as well as a life-time membership to PythonistaCafe. That’s about $1,000 in value you’ll receive for free.

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Requirements & How To Apply

Here are the requirements for this role:

  • You should have a few years of programming under your belt.
  • Have a passion for explaining “programming stuff” to others and you’ve got experience recording screencasts. Much of the content you will be creating is going to be based on our existing written tutorials on the site. Therefore the primary skill we’re looking for here is your ability to take a written tutorial and turn it into a series of short videos. (If you’re not a genius tutorial writer, that’s a-okay!)
  • You should have the time to make Real Python a regular part of your week—this will be a significant time commitment and is not easy.

To apply, click the button below and fill out our application form:

Video Course Instructor Job Application »

After an initial interview, you’ll do a paid course recording as a trial. If you pass the tryout, you’re in!