|Date Posted||July 16, 2021|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
TEAM: Marketing & One Day Studio
REPORTS TO: SMD, Editor-in-Chief, One Day Studio
As One Day Studio’s copy chief, you will copy edit stories on a wide variety of topics and manage the scheduling and processing of edits with writers, editors, and designers. Your copy editing will focus on removing grammatical, spelling, syntax, and punctuation errors while also improving clarity and readability. You will check that names, places, links, and organizations appear in print correctly and that facts, dates, and statistics are accurate and properly attributed. You will help all our text adhere to Associated Press and organization style guidelines. You will help develop and maintain internal style guides and review and update guides on an ongoing basis.
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. As copy chief, you will help One Day Studio in its commitment not just to accuracy, but to language that is thoughtful and continuously evolving to meet our value for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In addition to editing articles, scripts, and other materials by One Day staff, the copy chief also will contribute to our work as a staff writer, finding, reporting, and producing a wide variety of articles. You will also collaborate with our video and podcasting teams, and engage with the larger Marketing & One Day Studio (MODS) team to meet the goals and mission of Teach For America.
Copy edit stories for print and web
Manage the communication, schedule, and processing of edits and rounds of proof with writers, editors, and designers
Remove grammatical, spelling, syntax, and punctuation errors
Improve clarity and readability
Check that names, places, links, and organizations appear in print correctly
Check that facts, dates, and statistics are accurate and properly attributed
Make sure text adheres to Associated Press and organization style guidelines
Own and manage One Day’s editorial style guide
Review and update guides on an ongoing basis
Assist writers with their writing and editing, allowing you to multiply your impact across the org
Report and write short-form and long-form articles, working with editors to find, develop, and deliver compelling articles that inform and inspire readers to take action to achieve the mission of Teach For America.
For some stories, serve as primary editor shepherding pieces from idea to publication, including sourcing writers, developing ideas, working with and coaching writers, and editing their pieces.
Collaborate with team members to produce culturally relevant and respectful storytelling that reflects the diversity of people and communities engaged in advancing education equity and the broader, associated ecosystem.
THE MUST HAVES
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
At least 4 years of professional experience as an editor in print or digital journalism
Experience editing news, features and projects, as well as social media and Web production
Strong copy editing and organization skills
Deep knowledge of AP style
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 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.
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.
Interested in this position? Apply now! 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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There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.
By 2030, twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and a future filled with possibility. Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in this global movement.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS
In all we do, we act on the following beliefs:
Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of Teach For America’s greatest strengths.
The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural or other identity-based factors.
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
*Our job descriptions reflect Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.