Senior Editor
Southern Poverty Law Center

Location: Montgomery, AL
Program: Teaching Tolerance


The Senior Editor position requires a highly organized, seasoned writer and editor, a collaborative team player, and an impassioned social-justice advocate who knows K-12 education. The senior editor is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and is adept at multi-tasking and working on multiple projects at the same time.

Primary Job Functions:
• Under direction of the Managing editor, act as an editorial team leader, creating and overseeing workplans for regular editorial output, including online articles, weekly newsletter, social media and marketing emails;
• Support production of each issue (three per year—print and digital) of Teaching Tolerance magazine by managing the editorial calendar and workflow; overseeing contracts; overseeing departments; participating in the revision, copyediting and fact-checking process for all magazine content; and ensuring accuracy of final proofs;
• Support production of TT publications by revising, copy editing and sometimes leading publication projects;
• Work closely with all members of the Teaching Tolerance staff to effectively communicate program initiatives. This includes working with other team members as needed on marketing and communications planning using social media, the TT newsletter, eblasts, web and print ads, direct mail, partner cross-marketing and press releases.
• Ensure that all materials published by Teaching Tolerance are accurate, grammatically correct, free from error and fit both the style and philosophy of the program;
• Supervise two-three direct reports;
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts, ELA or communications field required;
• Two Years’ experience as an editor or project manager in advocacy, educational publishing or journalism;
• Either previous communications experience in educational advocacy or experience as an educator. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Demonstrated line-editing and copy-editing skills, ability to manage editorial workflow;
• Must possess an understanding of, and commitment to, issues of educational equity, diversity and multiculturalism;
• The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is required;
• Must be familiar with people- and project-centered management practices;
• Must have creative thinking and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to maintain departmental voice in all written materials and to coach others to write in this voice;
• Must have experience editing for a particular editorial style (AP, MLA, Chicago);
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines is required and to help staff prioritize competing deadlines.

For Immediate Consideration please apply here:

Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

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