Associate Director of Publications

PURPOSE: Advances Learning Forward’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities by supporting publications that ensure the integrity of Learning Forward’s brand and message  

REPORTS TO:  Director of communications


1.  Serves as developmental editor for JSD

  • Participates in planning editorial calendar and each issue with JSD executive editor, managing editor, and other staff members.  
  • Solicits JSD articles from practitioners, thought leaders, and freelance writers; works with authors and managing editor to shape articles from publication.
  • Creates content as needed for JSD: works with staff to highlight internal developments, works with managing editor to fill holes as required.
  • Writes feature articles for JSD.

2.  Oversees creation and production of Tools for Learning Schools and occasional papers and briefs.

  • Plans editorial content in consultation with other staff.
  • Edits and writes content, often working with partner organizations.
  • Works with designer to produce newsletters, papers, or briefs.
  • Ensures publishing deadlines are met.

3.  Serves as blog editor

  • Establishes and maintains schedule for Learning Forward blog on EdWeek.
  • Works with writers (staff, contract, and guest writers) in planning and editing entries.
  • Contributes occasional entries as needed.

4.  Serves on communication and publications teams

  • Attends regular meetings as scheduled.
  • Coordinates advisory board to get input on all publications.
  • Works with other staff to plan and implement future digital directions for all publications.
  • Assists team in planning, developing, and implementing publishing calendars, guidelines, and organization stylebook. 

5.  Supports Learning Forward as an engaged team member  

  • Participates in organization events, activities, and strategic planning and implementation.
  • Engages in ongoing professional learning to further professional skills.
  • Supports leadership of communications and publications.


  • English or journalism degree or equivalent training or experience.
  • Significant experience in writing and editing within education, nonprofits, and/or associations.
  • Writes well and demonstrates editorial expertise.
  • Understands current digital and print publishing technology  

Location: Dallas preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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