|Date Posted||July 16, 2021|
TEAM: Marketing & One Day Studio
REPORTS TO: VP, Editorial Director - One Day Studio
The Senior Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief, One Day Studio, sets the editorial vision and strategy for digital and print storytelling across Teach For America’s One Day Studio. This individual is responsible for overseeing editorial content development and ensuring that our storytelling delivers on Teach For America’s organizational strategy and advances organizational objectives. This person manages the day-to-day activities of the editorial team.
The SMD, Editor-in-Chief, One Day Studio, reports to the VP, Editorial Director, One Day Studio. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of delivering breakthrough content, a passion for staying on top of industry trends, and experience mentoring and leading a team of writers, editors, and production specialists to publish high-quality, in-depth stories that inform, inspire, and activate our key audiences. You read, follow, and listen widely across a broad range of social justice issues, and you can help your team members connect the dots and advance fresh storytelling related to who’s who and what’s what in the movement for educational equity.
You have done the work of exploring and understanding your own identity and privilege and are committed to deepening your ability to work within a team grounded in the daily practices of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. You have the humility to be constantly learning and the confidence to lead with editorial values and principles.
Work in partnership with the VP, Editorial Director, to define and document an editorial strategy that articulates our approach to storytelling and demonstrates how stories can be created, deployed, disseminated, measured, and refined to grow our audiences, engage users, and support the goals of the MODS team and Teach For America more broadly.
Lead an editorial team, including writers, editors, and support specialists.
Cultivate relationships with freelance journalists to contribute stories to help achieve our goals, and solicit Opinion pieces from a wide diversity of voices. Create and oversee the infrastructure to onboard, manage, edit, and publish these writers efficiently.
Lead, coach, advise, and inspire writers, editors, and others on your team to live the values that Teach For America represents, leading through example with an emphasis on delivering quality work every time.
Advocate for and pursue a diversity of voices and perspectives in storytelling and ensure the voices of those most proximate to the communities we serve are heard and prioritized in content.
Write and edit content.
Collaborate with amplification and social media teams to identify content that will increase audience engagement on social media and online
Ensure that the team is measuring and evaluating content quality on an ongoing basis and using research and data to ensure content effectiveness.
Ensure all content that is published is properly edited, quality controlled, and upholds Teach For America’s strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Partner closely with TFA’s Product Team to further develop One Day’s new online storytelling destination on TeachForAmerica.org, ensuring it offers an immersive user experience and engages our audience’s diverse interests and needs.
Author and maintain Teach For America’s Style Guide to ensure staff members have access to our organizational standard for written communications.
Conduct content audits to assess and evaluate content quality.
Define the content creation, editing, and approval workflows.
Ensure the team and our work reflect and represent Teach For America’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Utilize data-driven insights, shifts in the market, and technology advancements to evolve the underlying editorial; strategy, and communicate these changes to the team.
Serve as an ambassador and advocate for our work to the wider TFA organization, ensuring that partners understand what we do and why, and how to use our stories to help further their own needs and goals.
THE MUST HAVES
10+ years of experience in an editorial leadership role, including 5+ years managing Content teams.
Advanced experience cultivating stakeholder relationships and managing the Editorial development process.
Strong ability to provide clear direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve Editorial processes and cross team-collaboration.
Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels of both internal and client organizations.
Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs.
Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills.
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.