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Editor 

Posted by
School Group
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Austin, TX
New
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Published 3 months ago

Role Overview 

In this role you'll edit writer's pieces for grammar, structure, tone, and style, ensuring they turn out polished copy worthy of a world-class content operation. As the vital glue that holds together our content team, your goal will be to help writers to produce high-quality blog posts, articles, stories, and formal reports at the intersection of education technology, e-learning, and international development.  

 

Essential Functions 

  • Editing articles, blog posts, social media content, and marketing and communications materials related to education, e-learning, and international development.  
  • Copyediting and fact-checking digital copy with an eye on preserving brand identity and editorial integrity with a sensitivity to the writer's voice.  
  • Comfortable editing multiple assignments at various stages of the writing process (outline, first draft, etc.).  
  • Collaborating with content manager to generate story ideas and to help shape the editorial direction of journalistic and storytelling efforts 

 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.  

 

 

Key Relationships 

 

  • Add positions consulted for this role, both internal and external. Also include direct reports, if any, and level of supervision. 

 

 

Qualifications 

Basic 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Media, or Marketing.  
  • 3-5 years of professional editing experience in a news, media or nonprofit organization.  
  • A proven track record of editing for the web (print a plus), with the ability to communicate why changes should be made; not simply correcting errors or improving writing.  
  • Ability to edit clear, clean copy, turning out headlines, posts and stories that are timely, thought-provoking, and as clickable and shareable as they are editorially sound.  
  • Ability to understand content strategy and edit content to align with it.  
  • Well-organized and self-driven motivated with a love of coaching writers.  
  • Deeply passionate about quality content and approaches editing with a creatively curious mindset.  

Preferred 

  • Ability to edit of complex, nuanced education, technology and international development content that requires strong fact-checking.   
  • Mastery of on-page SEO and how to apply it to each piece of content to provide guidance for writers.  
  • Basic understanding of how content marketing, SEO, social media, and email marketing, and social media function, and how they can work together to get results — as well as the different writing and stylistic requirements of each channel.  
  • Desire to help writers improve their craft and elevate their content to the highest quality.  

 

 

Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment.  

 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers.  

 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references.  

 

  

Other information 

 

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.  

 


Role Overview 

In this role you'll edit writer's pieces for grammar, structure, tone, and style, ensuring they turn out polished copy worthy of a world-class content operation. As the vital glue that holds together our content team, your goal will…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
., Austin, TX 73301, United States

How to Apply

Please email your resume to apply@schoolgroup.org. We would love to hear from you!  

Please email your resume to apply@schoolgroup.org. We would love to hear from you!  

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