Jobs

Accountability Editor
Education Post

We are looking for an Accountability Editor to join our Editorial and Strategic Support Teams! Is it you? If it is, then you’re detail-oriented, a strong writer and passionate about education policy. You’re comfortable translating policy “wonk-speak” to a general audience, because in addition to tracking state-level policy, you’re making sure that our writers—who are typically parents, students, and educators (not wonks)—are comfortable writing about it.

And while teaching others how to write about it is great, you also enjoy writing about policy yourself. You love to identify trends in policy and share that with partners and the public. You’re comfortable connecting with policy and advocacy experts, and then connecting them to our writers. You enjoy reading research, white-papers, and legislation and determining whether a state is going to create an accountability system that is good for students, parents, and educators.

Finally (and perhaps most importantly) you’re committed to improving public education, and optimistic that we can make a difference with thoughtful and effective communications.

You’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree (master’s degrees in a related field preferred) and five years of experience with policy and writing. Experience in the K-12 education sector is strongly preferred, and people who understand and have experience working with communities of color and advocacy organizations will thrive in this role. You don’t need to be located in Chicago, but it’s a plus.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; a comprehensive benefits package is also included. Education Post is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

If you think this is you, then send your application to jobs@educationpost.org right away. Make sure to include your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample tailored to this position. We’ll start looking at candidates immediately and will keep looking until we find the right person.

ABOUT EDUCATION POST

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit communications organization, and we want better public schools, especially for low-income students and students of color.

·       We believe in high standards for every student.

·       We believe in holding ourselves accountable to those standards.

·       We believe in providing quality school options for every family.

However, big change is hard. There is strong resistance to honestly evaluating our schools and teachers, and many communities still lack high-quality public school choices. Meanwhile, most parents, teachers and students believe we need reform—as long as it’s done right.

At Education Post, we want a better conversation. We’re elevating the voices of those who have gone unheard for too long. Those in the reasonable middle. Those whose families stand to lose the most if our schools don’t get better, and fast.

We also partner with like-minded organizations, civic leaders and school districts to provide strategic support wherever we can be helpful.

No calls please.

 


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