Manager, Writer and Editor

Teach For America (Remote)

Posted 1 week ago

TEAM: Marketing & One Day Studio
REPORTS TO:  SMD, Editor-in-Chief, One Day Studio
LOCATION: Flexible
START DATE: November 2021

THE ROLE
As a writer and editor at One Day Studio, you will focus on ideating, reporting, and writing stories that shine a light on barriers to an equitable education for all students. You will work with editors to develop story angles and report and write articles that are clear, well-organized, and engaging. You’ll also work with a creative team to develop art for the pieces, and partner with audio and video staff to develop video scripts and other multimedia materials. In addition, the writer and editor will occasionally edit pieces for publication, working with a writer to craft clear and compelling copy.

The One Day Studio editorial team produces and distributes diverse editorial content exploring the systems that create barriers to equitable educational outcomes in our country. We highlight the stories of people and communities working to change those systems, and share a vision of the future inspired by those most proximate to and affected by these systems. We commit to using our written stories, short documentaries, podcasting, and multimedia work to inspire our core audiences and move them to action.  

As a writer and editor, you will help One Day Studio in its commitment not just to great storytelling, but to language that is thoughtful and continuously evolving to meet our value for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

THE PERSON

Reporting/Writing (85%)

  • Pitch and brainstorm story ideas that reflect the diversity of people and communities engaged in advancing education equity and the broader, associated ecosystem
  • Become steeped in coverage and research about equity issues in education 
  • Research and write articles that are focused, clear, and compelling
  • Collaborate with editors to revise and refine copy
  • Work with the creative team on art needs for articles
  • Produce high quality journalism on schedule
  • Collaborate with team members to produce culturally relevant and respectful storytelling in a variety of formats, including video and audio
  • Engage with the larger Marketing & One Day Studio team to meet the goals and mission of Teach For America

Editing: (15%)

  • Serve as primary editor for stories written by staff and freelance writers
  • Find options for freelance writers when needed
  • Work with writers on story angles and sourcing 
  • Edit articles, making sure pieces are clear, accurate, and engaging
  • Work with the creative team to develop art for the pieces and the video and audio team to create supporting multimedia content
  • Ensure published pieces are typo and error free

THE MUST HAVES

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 4 years of professional experience as a writer in print or digital journalism with experience covering education, from local issues to broader trends. Contacts in the educational ecosystem at various local, state, and national levels a plus.
  • Experience editing news, features and projects
  • Experience with writing social media content and in Web production
  • Flexible and able to multitask, adjust priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to travel to in-person meetings or events in the U.S. required

THE TEAM
The One Day Studio editorial team produces and distributes diverse editorial content exploring the systems that create barriers to equitable educational outcomes in our country. We highlight the stories of people and communities working to change those systems, and share a vision of the future inspired by those most proximate to and affected by these systems. We commit to using our written stories, short documentaries, podcasting, and multimedia work to inspire our core audiences and move them to action.

THE PERKS
By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

NEXT STEPS
Apply Here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Apply. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at StaffHiring@teachforamerica.org or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers

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