Journal Editor

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

Our Mission

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

The Opportunity

The Journal Editor is responsible for accurately and efficiently producing NCTE’s scholarly professional journals for an audience of literacy educators (preK–college). The ideal candidate will be an advocate for educators, experienced in change management, be able to nimbly move from the big picture to the small detail, thrive in a dynamic environment, and foster strong relationships to support the achievement of outcomes.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Essential Functions

  • Create and monitor journal production schedules.
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with field editors.
  • Facilitate smooth transition between outgoing and incoming field editors.
  • Read, edit, and proof materials (or supervise freelance copy editor or proofreader) for print and/or online publication.
  • Ensure that content and images follow house style and NCTE policy.
  • Advise field editors on copyright and permission issues and ensure that necessary permissions have been obtained and credit lines properly inserted.
  • Oversee and direct the work of inhouse and freelance designers, typesetters, copy editors, proofreaders, and printers to resolve questions or problems.
  • Update journal webpages as needed.
  • Collaborate with, and support, the transition to increased digital publishing.
  • Report journal production status to Publications Director.

Other Functions

  • Serve on team of inhouse editors to ensure that print and electronic messages sent from NCTE staff are grammatically, technically, and factually correct and are consonant with NCTE house style, policies, and values.

The Journal Editor will encompass the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English preferred; in a related discipline considered
  • Minimum three years’ experience in scholarly/professional journal editing and production
  • Excellent command of English, including sensitivity to audience and writing style
  • Knowledge of and experience with all phases of online editing and production processes
  • Experience with the Adobe suite of programs, including InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop
  • Ability to learn and make strategic use of association management software systems, editorial management software, web-authoring/content management systems, and core administrative software programs (HR and work-process related)
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong sense of initiative and the ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, permissions, and copyright legalities
  • Ability to incorporate new technology and procedures to maximize efficiency of production methods

To Apply: Send resumes to rreece@ncte.org.

 

NCTE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We strongly encourage diversity in our environment.

Director of Marketing & Communications

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

Our Mission

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

The Opportunity

The Director of Marketing & Communications will join the NCTE leadership team and guide the internal Marketing, Communications, and Membership functions to align and deliver on the strategic goals of the organization. This leader will work cross-functionally to ensure that messaging and brand position is consistent across all functions and channels. This role is an opportunity to advance NCTE’s mission, execute strategic communications, and identify and manage critical and emerging policy or member issues.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Strategically lead NCTE’s internal team for communications, marketing, and membership, including but not limited to goal setting and performance management of individual team members.
  • Lead NCTE’s membership marketing program, ensuring there is a 24-month plan in place to sustain current members (renew) and grow new members while staying responsive to market conditions.
  • Managing vendor relationships in order to derive the highest value while maintaining costs.
  • Lead NCTE’s marketing/communications program, ensuring consistent and effective messaging, continuous analysis of ROI, and retooling accordingly. This is across all NCTE efforts, including products, events, membership, and potential thought leaders – both direct to consumer as well as B2B.
  • Create outbound communications, corresponding to an annual plan, to raise NCTE’s profile and communicate NCTE’s priorities, program investments, and contributions to literacy education.
  • Interpret and apply web, email, and customer behavior metrics to grow NCTE’s business.
  • Lead NCTE’s social media, advertising, and email campaigns to grow NCTE’s audience and our owned and earned media.
  • Lead, support, and collaborate with the team in content creation and planning to best leverage all platforms (e-newsletter, member magazine, social media, and blogs).

The Director of Marketing & Communications will encompass the following qualifications:

  • Strong written, analytical, and oral communication skills, including ability to distill complex issues into compelling communications
  • Ability to execute independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Digital marketing experience (paid and organic)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, or related discipline
  • MBA or advanced communication-related degree strongly preferred but not required
  • Trade or professional association, especially an education association, in addition to private sector experience preferred

 

To Apply: Send resumes to rreece@ncte.org.

 

NCTE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We strongly encourage diversity in our environment.