Editorial Assistant

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 Editorial Assistant for Teaching Tolerance functions as a member of the organization’s editorial team and is responsible for supporting all aspects of the organization’s publication planning, development and implementation scheduling. Administrative expertise, sound editorial judgment and excellent written communication skills are essential to the role.


• Newsletter and Email Marketing
    o Tests and deploys weekly newsletter, including A/B versions and dynamic content;
    o Builds and deploys specialized email campaigns;
    o Builds polls in Survey Monkey as needed.


• Freelancer Contracts and Communications
    o Initiates and tracks all contracts with freelance writers, editors and fact checkers;
    o Maintains regular contact with writers and tracks drafts as they are submitted for review;
    o Tracks unsolicited submissions and responds to editorial-related customer service questions/requests;
    o Under supervision of the senior editor, finalizes content that has been submitted by freelance editors.


• Publication Scheduling/Project Management
    o Builds out schedules for all publishing projects;
    o Track progress, sends reminders and updates schedules as needed;
    o Upon completion, oversees printing, posting, and communicating with TT’s marketing associate and the SPLC’s

        communications department.


• General Support
    o Works closely with the new media associate to post new material to the web;
    o Supports the senior editor, deputy director and marketing associate as needed;
    o Writes marketing text and articles as needed;
    o Provides copy editing support as needed.


Education and Related Work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required;
• Two year of editorial experience required;
• Journalism, communications or online content creation experience highly desired;
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and education issues highly desired,


Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Experienced with project management software;
• Experienced with CMS management (Drupal highly desired);
• Excellent written communication skills, particularly professional communications;
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Knowledge of AP style highly desired;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to work on deadline.


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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