The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a Writer/Associate Editor for its award-winning education project, Teaching Tolerance. The project is dedicated to helping K-12 teachers promote equity and respect in the classroom and beyond. The project publishes a semiannual magazine distributed at no charge to over 450,000 educators, produces free multimedia curriculum packages, and operates a website, www.teachingtolerance.org. Teaching Tolerance magazine has won more than twenty EdPress awards; the project’s documentary films have been nominated for three Academy Awards. The Writer/Associate Editor will write blogs, articles, emails and web copy; copyedit and fact-check print and online publications, conduct research and work closely with the TT team. The ideal candidate has both editorial and educational experience and is committed to anti-racism and anti-bias education.
- Writes articles as assigned for Teaching Tolerance magazine.
- Writes blogs pegged off current news and related to education and anti-bias issues.
- Writes clear and succinct copy for web pages.
- Works on informational and promotional email campaigns.
- Performs copyediting of departmental publications, including lessons plans and curriculum, as part of daily routine.
- Participates in departmental meetings and collaborative projects
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in one of the liberal arts, communications, journalism or related field.
- Two years of writing and editing experience.
- Familiarity with and commitment to educational equity issues and/or a sophisticated understanding of multiculturalism and diversity issues.
- Superb editing skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and work in a team environment.
- Experience in educational writing a plus.
The Writer/Associate Editor works at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Telecommuting is not possible in this position. Interested candidates should send AS ONE ATTACHMENT a cover letter, resume, references, and writing samples to: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=8056091
The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, people with disabilities and women. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.