Chief Editor – SREB

SREB’s chief editor is responsible for ensuring that SREB print and electronic communications are clearly written and accurately edited. The chief editor also creates content about SREB programs for print, web, news media and social media.

SREB’s chief editor is responsible for ensuring that SREB print and electronic communications are clearly written and accurately edited. The chief editor also creates content about SREB programs for print, web, news media and social media. The position reports to the director of communications and works closely with staff throughout the organization. The chief editor:

Ensures that SREB materials comply with established editorial style, copyright and graphic standards
Edits or secures editing services for external communications from SREB
Directs and updates SREB’s editorial style guide. Acts as senior adviser to all SREB editors and arbiter of decisions about SREB editorial style
Works with multiple staff authors to revise drafts and finalize manuscripts for publication, including copyediting and proofreading for consistency, grammar and punctuation
Leads initiatives throughout SREB to improve the quality of SREB’s editorial products
Serves as primary liaison with SREB’s senior designer and production manager to coordinate design, revisions and print proofs
Backs up other communications team members for media relations, strategic communications consulting and web management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Four-year degree in journalism, communications or English
At least five years of writing and editing experience in a professional setting
Demonstrated ability to write and edit fluently and effectively, with strong attention to detail and command of English grammar
Excellent organization and time-management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Demonstrated ability to manage portfolio of multiple projects
Preferred

Advanced degree in journalism, communications, English, education or public policy
Experience working in education, nonprofit or policy organizations
Familiarity with AP style
Understanding of basic principles of graphic design and digital communication
The ideal candidate has:

Familiarity with online content management systems
Proven ability to work with multiple academic authors
A background in or desire to learn about education policy
A grasp of big-picture issues as well as superior attention to detail

 

Qualified applicants may send a letter of application, current resume, the names and contact information (preferably, email addresses) of three professional references, and salary requirements. You may apply by:
Email: human.resources@SREB.org
Fax: (404) 872-1477
Mail: Southern Regional Education Board
592 10th Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318