Associate Editor

Req No.
Teaching Tolerance
Regular Full-Time


Our Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom. We produce an array of anti-bias resources that we distribute, free of charge, to educators across the country – award-winning classroom documentaries, lesson plans and curricula, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and more.


The Associate Editor manages relationships with freelance writers; writes, posts and edits website content; copyedits and fact-checks print and online publications; conducts research and provides editorial support to all members of the TT team. The person in this position ideally has both editorial and educational experience and is committed to social justice and educational equity.


• Edits articles as assigned for Teaching Tolerance magazine;
• Manages Teaching Tolerance magazine departments as assigned;
• Edits blog posts on current news related to education and social justice issues;
• Writes and edits clear and succinct web copy;
• Writes and edits marketing, newsletter and social media copy as needed;
• Contributes to informational and promotional email campaigns in both a creative and editorial capacity;
• Copyedits departmental publications, including lessons plans and curriculum;
• Manages relationships with freelance writers and copy editors;
• Participates in departmental meetings and collaborative projects;
• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Related Work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, communications, journalism or related field;
• Two years of demonstrated full-time writing and editing experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment;
• Familiarity with and commitment to educational equity and social justice issues.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Superb editing skills (familiarity with AP style preferred);
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
• Ability to work collaboratively in an open office environment;
• Experience in education writing a plus.

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


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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