Associate Director of Publications
Learning Forward

Learning Forward is a nonprofit, international membership association of learning educators committed to one vision in K–12 education: Excellent teaching and learning every day. To realize that vision Learning Forward pursues its mission to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Information about membership, services, and products is available from

Learning Forward is seeking an associate director of publications. The associate director will advance Learning Forward’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities by supporting publications that ensure the integrity of Learning Forward’s brand and message. This position reports to the director of communications.

Key responsibilities:

  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.
    • 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: DC or Dallas desirable. Remote considered.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please apply by sending a letter of application and resume to

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