Learning Forward

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 The Learning Professional

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


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

Location: Dallas preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please apply by sending a letter of application and resume to

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