Copywriter/Editorial, Marketing: Communications, Public Relations: Corporate Communications
4 Year Degree
Are you passionate about education? Do you want all students to have access to a quality education regardless of their zip code? We hope you’ll join us in furthering our mission of improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.
New Teacher Center is a nationally recognized leader in designing and delivering high quality induction programs for new teachers, supporting principals and administrators, and promoting policies and practices that provide teachers with positive school conditions. We believe in the power of collaboration and building deep and sustainable relationships to maximize creativity, learning, productivity, and sustainability.
Under the direction of the Vice President, Marketing & External Affairs the Director of Editorial & Communications will develop, execute, and manage a national communications plan to strengthen the organization’s programs, impact, and brand. The Director will be a key leader for NTC’s media and content initiatives aimed at driving audience engagement and increasing the reach of our organizational voice across multiple channels and formats. This position provides an exciting opportunity for a strong communications professional with media relations, social media and content curation expertise to help take NTC to the next level of reach and influence and, in the process, make a significant contribution to providing an equitable education for all students.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions: The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.
Communications & Media Management •You own and drive our communications strategy. Your work shapes the public conversation about educational inequity and educator support through not only effective media relations, but the placement of spokespersons, columns, and editorials. You have strong and proven writing skills, with the keen ability to stay ahead of the curve. You build and maintain relationships with key broadcast producers and reporters as well as editorial writers and columnists to move the conversation forward and keep NTC top of mind. •You craft messaging that moves people. You guide quantitative and qualitative message research that benefits the organization on identified issue areas to develop messages and talking points based that resonate with key audiences. You ensure that NTC materials across program areas and departments reflect organizational positions and are framed persuasively.
Editorial Content •You run editorial content with an eye for the future. You think from a different lens, delivering action-inducing storytelling that compels our audiences to move to a deepen understanding of the issue and further down the partnership funnel. You develop the vision and strategy for NTC’s long-term content strategy and build an effective roadmap to get there. You create and maintain the brand’s editorial calendar and look for creative ways to engage our audience in new ways. •You are a master of social media and embrace data. You have extensive experience growing both audience size and engagement through stellar social media campaigns and initiatives. You are equal parts creative, analytical, competitive, and empathic with a passion to lead and grow our social media and content development efforts. Our goal is to create an entirely new audience experience that will not only drive towards the end of educational inequity, but will ultimately position our organization for rapid national expansion.
Leadership •You are an orchestrator. You love to make the complex simple - especially when you’re sitting at the intersection of a matrixed organization and can create clarity for others. Your partners across the organization are inspired by your leadership, which motivates them to be courageous and bold. •You are a magnifier. You have experience leading a team, ensuring everyone has a clear lane for their work and understands how it aligns to NTC’s goals.
Benefits: New Teacher Center offers an outstanding benefit package to all eligible staff! Below is a list of some of the benefits you’ll have access to: •Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance •Flexible Spending Account (FSA), dependent care, parking & transit program •Generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick time •401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match •Life insurance •Professional development
•Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. •12+ years of relevant experience, including 6+ years of demonstrated success creating messaging, placing media and positively advancing the presence of organizations. •Extensive knowledge of education, systemic inequity and public policy preferred. •Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including substantial experience designing and implementing comprehensive communications strategies. •Expert proficiency with all common social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. •Strong working knowledge of content creation tools like the Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent preferred. •Working knowledge of content management systems like Drupal and Wordpress, is a plus. •Entrepreneurial spirit with the proven ability to drive results and execute award-winning work in a virtual work environment with little to no hand-holding.
ADA Requirements/Working Conditions: •Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment •Limited physical effort required •Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing •Some travel as needed, typically 15-20%
The New Teacher Center’s mission is to improve student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC is a nationally recognized leader in designing and delivering high quality induction programs for new teachers, supporting principals and administrators, and promoting policies and practices that provide teachers with positive school conditions. We believe in t...he power of collaboration and building deep and sustainable relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders to maximize creativity, learning, productivity, and sustainability. NTC is supported by some of the most noteworthy foundations in the education space, and is a recipient of a prestigious i3 award from the US Department of Education. Spurred by the nation’s widening achievement gap and the need for effective support for a new generation of teachers, NTC has recently launched an ambitious growth phase. To learn more about NTC, visit www.newteachercenter.org.