Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted March 05, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://newslit.org/about/careers/nlp-hiring-editor/


If you’re an experienced editor who is passionate about language and meticulous about fact-checking, and who knows how to bring out people’s best writing, we want to meet you. The News Literacy Project (NLP) is looking for a full-time editor to assist us in our mission: ensuring that the next generation of news consumers has the skills and tools needed to separate fact from fiction and know what news and other information they can trust, share and act on.

There is intense public interest in NLP’s work, and we are experiencing tremendous growth. NLP has distinguished itself as a leader in the field of news literacy and has become a trusted source of training and resources — largely through our dedication to the same rigorous standards we teach students to look for in everything they read, watch and hear. To help us hold ourselves to this high bar, we need someone who has a talent for producing clean, crisp, effective writing and is truly gifted at fact-checking.

This is an ideal position for someone who cares deeply about the field of journalism and is looking to make a real impact on an issue of paramount importance. If this is you, we need you to be:

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running and has a collegial nature, a sense of fun and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively (and largely remotely, from your home).

This position reports to the senior vice president of communications.

About NLP

Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project is a national nonpartisan education nonprofit that empowers educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. Our central offering is the Checkology® virtual classroom, an online e-learning hub. Since the platform was introduced in 2016, more than 21,000 teachers have registered to use it in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories and 110 other countries.

About the position

As NLP’s editor, you will spend most of your time editing external-facing materials to ensure that they are accurate, readable and grammatically correct. You will help execute NLP’s communications strategy to raise awareness of our mission and impact, advance fundraising and constituent engagement, and amplify our message across multiple channels. You will join the communications team’s efforts to connect journalists, educators, donors, partners and other key constituencies to NLP and motivate and inspire them to support us and use our news literacy tools and resources. You will also work with NLP’s education, creative services, administration and development teams to advance our work and support our strategic goals.

In this job, you will:

Candidates for this position will have all or most of the following:

A background in education is helpful but not required.

Note: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Compensation and benefits

Salary is based on experience and qualifications. NLP offers outstanding benefits, including health and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan and more.

This position is largely virtual; ideally, the successful candidate will live in or near Washington, D.C., where NLP’s office is located. Other locations may be acceptable for a highly qualified candidate.

To apply, send a cover letter, three writing samples (if available) and a résumé to jobs@newslit.org with “Editor” in the subject line. Applicants who advance will be required to take a rigorous editing test.

The application deadline is March 20, 2020. We hope to hire as quickly as possible.

The News Literacy Project welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We offer equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service or other protected status. 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.