Managing Editor - Teaching Tolerance

Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Date PostedMarch 11, 2019
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified


The Managing Editor leads all day-to-day editorial and publishing operations of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project.  This person directly supervises the editorial team and hires freelancers to produce Teaching Tolerance magazine, create website content, produce special reports and oversee marketing campaigns, including social media. In addition, they are responsible for the editorial production of all content published by the department, including curricular material. The Managing Editor coordinates with design, web production and communications to produce and publicize TT resources. 

They are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adept at multi-tasking and managing multiple projects simultaneously.  The position requires a highly organized, seasoned writer and editor, a collaborative team player and an impassioned social-justice advocate who knows K–12 education.

The Managing Editor oversees all editorial planning, process and execution. 

Primary Job Functions:

  • Work closely with the director to determine editorial direction, assist with evaluating and improving content, and developing new content areas or new types of content;
  • Manage a team of editors, writers and freelancers to produce editorial content;
  • Oversee production of web articles and Teaching Tolerance magazine (three issues per year);
  • Direct the development and execution of marketing campaigns to maximize impact of TT materials;
  • Edit and produce, in cooperation with the teaching & learning team, curriculum and professional development publications;
  • Maintain editorial workflow to ensure the timely and accurate publication of all Teaching Tolerance resources, including curriculum, magazine, marketing materials and special publications.

Qualifications –

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • A degree in journalism, communications or liberal arts;
  • 3+ years as a managing or senior editor or project manager in advocacy, educational publishing or journalism;
  • Demonstrated track record of successful publication as both a writer and editor across a variety of media formats, including magazine, web or academic publishing;
  • Previous communications experience in educational advocacy work a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, educational equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Ability to lead and work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • People- and project-centered management practices;
  • Highly organized, creative thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to sustain, grow and mentor a diverse pool of writers is essential;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines is required. 

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions. 


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

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