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Writer and Editor
One Day Studio

TEAM: Marketing & One Day Studio
REPORTS TO:  SMD, Editor-in-Chief, One Day Studio
LOCATION: Flexible
START DATE: November 2021 – Full Time

THE ROLE

As a writer and editor at One Day Studio, you will focus on ideating, reporting, and writing stories that shine a light on barriers to an equitable education for all students. You will work with editors to develop story angles and report and write articles that are clear, well-organized, and engaging. You’ll also work with a creative team to develop art for the pieces, and partner with audio and video staff to develop video scripts and other multimedia materials. In addition, the writer and editor will occasionally edit pieces for publication, working with a writer to craft clear and compelling copy.

The One Day Studio editorial team produces and distributes diverse editorial content exploring the systems that create barriers to equitable educational outcomes in our country. We highlight the stories of people and communities working to change those systems, and share a vision of the future inspired by those most proximate to and affected by these systems. We commit to using our written stories, short documentaries, podcasting, and multimedia work to inspire our core audiences and move them to action. 

As a writer and editor, you will help One Day Studio in its commitment not just to great storytelling, but to language that is thoughtful and continuously evolving to meet our value for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

THE PERSON

Reporting/Writing (85%)

  • Pitch and brainstorm story ideas that reflect the diversity of people and communities engaged in advancing education equity and the broader, associated ecosystem
  • Become steeped in coverage and research about equity issues in education
  • Research and write articles that are focused, clear, and compelling
  • Collaborate with editors to revise and refine copy
  • Work with the creative team on art needs for articles
  • Produce high quality journalism on schedule
  • Collaborate with team members to produce culturally relevant and respectful storytelling in a variety of formats, including video and audio
  • Engage with the larger Marketing & One Day Studio team to meet the goals and mission of Teach For America

Editing: (15%)

  • Serve as primary editor for stories written by staff and freelance writers
  • Find options for freelance writers when needed
  • Work with writers on story angles and sourcing
  • Edit articles, making sure pieces are clear, accurate, and engaging
  • Work with the creative team to develop art for the pieces and the video and audio team to create supporting multimedia content
  • Ensure published pieces are typo and error free

THE MUST HAVES

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 4 years of professional experience as a writer in print or digital journalism with experience covering education, from local issues to broader trends. Contacts in the educational ecosystem at various local, state, and national levels a plus.
  • Experience editing news, features and projects
  • Experience with writing social media content and in Web production
  • Flexible and able to multitask, adjust priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to travel to in-person meetings or events in the U.S. required

THE TEAM

The One Day Studio editorial team produces and distributes diverse editorial content exploring the systems that create barriers to equitable educational outcomes in our country. We highlight the stories of people and communities working to change those systems, and share a vision of the future inspired by those most proximate to and affected by these systems. We commit to using our written stories, short documentaries, podcasting, and multimedia work to inspire our core audiences and move them to action.

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

NEXT STEPS

Interested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Apply. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at StaffHiring@teachforamerica.org or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers

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About Us

  • There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.
    By 2030, twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and a future filled with possibility. Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in this global movement.
    WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS
    In all we do, we act on the following beliefs:
    • Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of Teach For America’s greatest strengths.
    • The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
    • The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural or other identity-based factors.
  • Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
    Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
     
    *Our job descriptions reflect Teach For America’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

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