Managing Editor
Center on Reinventing Public Education

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Job Description

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is a nonpartisan research center, located in Seattle, Washington, and led by investigators and collaborators at Arizona State University.

CRPE studies systemic change in K-12 public education through qualitative and quantitative research, then influences practice and policy through several means—including, notably, editorial products. Our ability to shape ideas and drive action in the field depends on the production of a wide variety of high-quality written products.

The Managing Editor will manage editorial processes, edit publications, and coach staff on a range of writing projects. The ideal candidate is an excellent editor and writer and an effective, highly organized project manager who can build effective systems and is a highly collaborative team member. They think critically and analytically, and adapt when priorities change. They develop content expertise quickly and have a researcher’s mindset, asking questions and proactively filling gaps in knowledge. They are comfortable adhering to the organization’s mission and balancing individual and institutional voices, while being unafraid to challenge thinking in productive ways. They can think creatively about how content could be adapted for multiple uses and audiences, then make it happen.

This individual must care deeply about the mission of CRPE and our commitment to producing actionable research and ideas that help dismantle systemic inequity and build a public education system that prepares every student for a life of citizenship and economic independence.

About CRPE

The Center on Reinventing Public Education believes inequities are hard-wired into our public education system in both obvious and subtle ways. Our core business is studying efforts to rewire the system for ongoing improvement, and excellence for every student—moving from the classroom, to the school, to policy implications. We envision a public education system that truly prepares every student for the challenges of the future. We fulfill this mission through:

  • Research: We produce world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy.
  • Thought leadership: Our analysis looks around the corner, comments on relevant issues, and proposes new ideas.
  • Engagement with leaders: We prioritize learning from city, state, and nonprofit leaders in their communities and we inform their work with evidence.

Our Core Values

CRPE seeks team members who are passionate about systems change and embrace the idea that public education is a goal, not a set of institutions. The following core values guide our work:

  • Curiosity: We look around the corner
  • Excellence: We do world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy
  • Teamwork: We’re clear, focused, and productive together
  • Ownership: We’re all responsible for CRPE’s success
  • Communication:  We’re clear and honest with each other
  • Camaraderie: We appreciate each other
  • Integrity: We’re professional and ethical
  • Equity: We are committed to an ongoing and active fight against racism and injustice

CRPE has played a national role in studying the impact of the COVID pandemic on school systems and policy, and we study new methods of schooling that will inform rebuilding efforts post-pandemic.

To learn more about our work, visit CRPE’s website

Job Family
Publishing, Printing & Repro

Department Name
Ctr on Reinventing Public Educ


VP Code

Scope of Search

Grant Funded Position
This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range
$110,000 – $119,900 per year; DOE

Close Date
14-January-2022 – EXTENDED


Essential Duties

The expected time breakdown for the work is 75 percent editing and coaching and 25 percent publication management.

  • Partner with CRPE leaders and researchers to conceive, shape, and sharpen publications that rigorously use evidence to inform efforts to improve public education
  • Provide developmental and line editing—and backup copy editing as needed—for CRPE’s written products, including research reports, policy briefs, op-eds, and blog posts
  • Oversee the publication process: manage the editorial workflow; collaborate with communications and program staff in support of promotion and dissemination; maintain the in-house style guide; and engage design firms, external copy editors, and other editorial consultants with an eye toward clarity and consistency across products
  • Adapt content for a variety of purposes and audiences—for example, creating brief summaries to accompany lengthy research reports
  • Coach staff at all levels, through workshops and ad hoc engagement, on writing skills

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and five (5) years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of experience editing and writing professionally—editing experience (not just writing) is imperative
  • Experience in using editing skills and a demonstrated talent for clear, effective writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structures and challenges in K-12 education
  • Experience shaping content for a variety of audiences, synthesizing complex ideas, making technical material engaging, and working with qualitative and quantitative evidence
  • Ability to identify effective data visualization and visual presentation
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Experience building the writing skills of others
  • Evidence of an understanding of the mission and objectives of the Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • Evidence of an equity-oriented mindset and commitment to fight against racism and injustice
  • Proficiency with Mac computers, Google Suite, and Zoom

Working Environment

  • CRPE offices are located in Seattle, Washington, but CRPE welcomes remote applicants from anywhere in the United States
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary on short or limited notice
  • Position receives regular review of objectives

Department Statement

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people, and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leader in teacher preparation, leadership development and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 7,600 educators annually.  MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.  MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement.  MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

Aligned with ASU’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, MLFTC is committed to advancing systemic equity in our curricula, programming and institutional relationships. The college’s core value of Principled Innovation connects individual decision making to the pursuit of systemic equity.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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