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 careers@ncte.org.

Communications Manager

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, books, and other publications; to further the voices 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. The following 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 Communications Manager plays a vital role in communicating NCTE’s wealth of resources (publications, events, awards, programs, and leadership efforts) to our members and other external audiences. From promoting upcoming programs and managing the Council’s dynamic and engaged membership community to highlighting tools for teachers to use in the classroom and celebrating award winners, the Communications Manager shares NCTE’s work in order to engage members and customers with what we offer and to grow the interest of the wider public. This position spans holistic communications responsibilities, including writing content and helping to build NCTE’s brand image through consistent messaging and strategy. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Membership and other key staff to ensure that all NCTE events and resources are shared in a timely and professional manner, thus helping the NCTE community continue to grow and see value in the content created and shared by the Council.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement communications campaigns and strategies and monitor their success.
  • Define key performance indicators for communications channels and collect data to inform decision making about current and future communications initiatives.
  • Identify strategic communications campaigns that will further organizational goals.
  • Develop a range of external communications for NCTE, including but not limited to e-publications, social media posts, email marketing, the NCTE website, and collateral marketing communications.
  • Ensure that all communications maintain consistency with the NCTE brand.
  • Represent NCTE at in-person and online events.
  • Work with volunteer leaders on various communications initiatives.
  • Reach out to influencers, members of the media, and other organizations to explore story and content placement in other channels.
  • Oversee content plans and content creation.
  • Engage with audiences on a variety of social media platforms.
  • Measure the impact of communications.
  • Manage social media, webpage design, and updating.
  • Further the development of the Council’s proprietary online community.
  • Provide support for programming where needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • At least four years of documented, successful, and relevant work experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Proven success in designing and executing communications strategies and campaigns
  • Knowledge of current industry trends
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically
  • Capacity to multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and hit tight deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, independent work environment
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with website content management systems, email marketing tools, and basic graphic design software

Experience in association or nonprofit communications and/or education-related communications is preferred.

NCTE offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Because NCTE embraces a distributed workforce, this position may be located in any geographic area. Travel will be required between offices and NCTE’s field locations and meetings.

 

To receive consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@ncte.org.

NCTE values diversity and inclusivity in its workforce.

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Application materials will be accepted through September 4, 2020.

 

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