Managing Editor
Texas Association of School Boards

Our Story

We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways.

Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives.  We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009!  But there’s more…

TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more.

Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

About You

As Managing Editor of Texas Lone Star magazine, you will bring deep expertise in assigning, writing and editing content to drive readership and engagement on issues important to public education in Texas. In addition, you’ll expand the reach of the magazine with smart digital strategies that will grow audience and elevate the profile of TASB across the state.

A Typical Day

  • Work with the Communications and Marketing Team to assign, write, develop and share magazine content.
  • Develop strategies to maximize the audience of the magazine by distributing content across all appropriate print and digital channels, including web, social media and newsletters.
  • Act as liaison between Texas Lone Star and each year’s TASB president; develop TASB president’s columns in each edition, as well as executive director’s columns in applicable editions.
  • If you’re still reading, we’d love to meet you!

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Participate in regular editorial meetings to ensure magazine content is timely and relevant.
  • Develop digital content publishing strategies to grow magazine readership.
  • Serve as a key member of the Communications and Marketing strategic leadership team.
  • Create and manage editorial calendar for magazine content planning, creation, publishing, and sharing.
  • Work across divisions to coordinate and produce content that drives magazine readership and engagement.
  • Collaborate on social media campaigns to drive engagement and readership.
  • Adhere to print schedules and deadlines.
  • Write and edit as needed for other organizational needs.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson as needed.

Skills For Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field with 15 or more years of experience.
  • Minimum 12 years relevant work experience as a senior writer/editor in a fast-paced newspaper environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Texas State Legislative process and proven ability to develop sources within and outside of TASB for story ideas.
  • Minimum 15 years relevant work experience assigning, creating and editing content.
  • Eight to 10 years’ experience managing writers or content.
  • Ability to meet deadlines is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of publishing processes, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to assign and edit content, graphics and visuals.
  • Knowledge of printing, reprographic and publishing resources.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals. Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative environment.
  •  Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.

The TASB Difference

  • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
  • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren. 
  • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.  
  • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more. 
  • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
  • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

Posting Notices

  • The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies.
  • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.  
  • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check. 

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