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Editorial Director
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is a nonpartisan research center founded in 1993, located in Seattle, Washington. CRPE is a part of Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

 We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Managing Editor to oversee the editorial functions of our organization. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and integrity of our publications, ensuring that our research is effectively communicated to diverse audiences.
Position: Editorial Director
Organization: Center on Reinventing Public Education
Location: Seattle,  WA 
United States
Salary: $90-$122,580K
Posting Start Date: 1/17/2024
Date Posted: 1/17/2024

Essential Duties

  • Lead the editorial process from conception to publication, ensuring the quality, accuracy, and relevance of all research outputs 
  • Collaborate with CRPE researchers, stakeholders, and external authors to conceive, shape, and sharpen publications that rigorously use evidence to inform efforts to improve public education 
  • Provide developmental and line editing—and backup copy editing as needed—for CRPE’s written products, including research reports, policy briefs, op-eds, and blog posts 
  • Contribute to the development of the organization's editorial strategy, ensuring alignment with overall organizational goals 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to support promotion and dissemination; maintain the in-house editorial style guide
  • Manage external copy editors/other editorial consultants with an eye toward clarity and consistency across products 
  • Adapt content for a variety of purposes and audiences—for example, creating brief summaries to accompany lengthy research reports 
  • Coach staff at all levels on writing skills through individual mentoring, workshops, and ad hoc engagement
  • Provide guidance on writing style, clarity, and adherence to organizational standards

The expected time breakdown for the work is 60 percent editing and coaching and 40 percent publication management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and five (5) years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications


  • Experience editing and writing professionally—editing experience (not just writing) is imperative (5 years)
  • Experience in editorial role(s), with a focus on education policy research preferred or evidence of a deep understanding of the structures and challenges in the K-12 policy landscape 
  • Experience shaping content for a variety of audiences, synthesizing complex ideas, making technical material engaging for wider audiences, and working with qualitative and quantitative evidence 
  • Evidence of strong project management skills, with the ability and desire to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Experience developing the writing skills of others 
  • Ability to identify effective data visualization and visual presentation 
  • Evidence of proficiency with Mac computers, Google Suite, and internal communication applications (Slack or similar). Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and project management applications (AirTable or similar) is a plus


Working Environment


  • CRPE offices are located in Seattle, Washington, but CRPE welcomes remote applicants from anywhere in the United States 
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to the resolution of conflicts
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary on short or limited notice
  • Position receives regular review of objectives
For full consideration, please apply online here
Status: This listing expires on: 4/16/2024
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Organization Information
Center on Reinventing Public Education

Seattle,  WA 98104
United States
Lavonzell Nicholson