Editor/Writer

Job Opening

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. We help policymakers make informed decisions by providing independent, accurate data and recommendations. We help educators strengthen student learning with professional development, proven practices and curricula. And we help policymakers, institutions and educators share scarce resources to accomplish more together than they could alone.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Editor/Writer is responsible for writing, editing, proofing, and designing documents and layout for publication for the School Improvement program area.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Editing long- and short-form publications for accuracy, syntax, grammar, spelling, readability and completeness.
  • Assisting in the design and layout of publications, brochures, flyers and other informational materials as required by SREB business units.
  • Working in support of program area annual conferences.
  • Assisting in researching, writing and editing post-conference newsletters of best practices.
  • Editing conference session abstracts and performing editing and proofing of the conference programs.
  • Managing multiple projects and maintaining high-quality work while meeting deadlines.
  • Contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Representing the organization with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field and four (4) years of copy editor or writer experience in print journalism; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Some experience with document layout and design is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent written language skills including use of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. 
  • Proficiency in use of AP and associated styles.
  • Ability to incorporate basic principles of graphic design into communication products.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Entry-level skills using computer-aided design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Benchmark.
  • Principles and practices of editing materials and documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Techniques for interacting with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted during the work.

TO APPLY:

Qualified Candidates are asked to submit in a single PDF file all of the following information to Human.Resources@sreb.org.

  • Letter of application
  • Current resume
  • Three writing samples
  • A sample of artwork, design, or layout project
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Salary requirements

SREB is committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining the best employees by affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, religion, marital status, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic. SREB offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.