The George Lucas Educational Foundation seeks an Editorial Assistant for a full-time project position through December 14, 2012. The successful candidate will work closely with editorial and community producers to support the content published on Edutopia.org and across related social networks.
This position, based in northern San Rafael, CA, will report to the Executive Producer and work closely with other areas of the Foundation, especially editorial and Web development.
Duties Will Include:
Edit and/or proofread all forms of copy for publication — making stylistic, structural and grammatical corrections as needed
Assist blog editor on preparing and posting daily content
Conduct follow-up with new or guest bloggers
Write promotional copy
Help producers track and manage story ideas
Research audience needs and habits of mobile users
Assist with the production of editorial/promotional projects
Assist with online video programming duties (familiarity with YouTube a plus)
Interact with our community on the website and in social media
Perform assigned research
Gather metrics and assist with SEO monitoring
Provide assorted editorial support
Excellent writing, copy editing, and proofreading skills
Basic understanding of HTML and content management tools a plus
Ability to prioritize critical tasks
BA or BS degree in Journalism or Communications or relevant experience in online media
Must have a passion for, or knowledge of, the world of education
Should be eager to deepen his or her knowledge of audience constituencies — including teachers, administrators, involved parents, colleges of education and policy makers — to sharpen an understanding of what they need from a Web content and community experience
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Mac and PC software
Experience with Google apps and databases (like Salesforce.com) a plus
Strong interest in online video and Web 2.0 practices
Comfortable working on multiple projects with tight deadlines
Must be able to multi-task, work independently, take initiative, and have a good time
At least 90% of this job is spent on a computer.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Editorial Assistant” in the subject line. Principals only please. Recruiters and agencies, please do not contact GLEF.
About Edutopia and The George Lucas Educational Foundation:
Edutopia is produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, an operating foundation dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.
As one of the world’s leading sources for change-makers in education, The George Lucas Educational Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.
Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially three fundamental skills:
- how to find information
- how to assess the quality of information
- how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal
It’s a place of inspiration and aspiration based on the urgent belief that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.
Edutopia on CNN: A segment about Edutopia recently aired on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Watch this report by CNN education contributor Dr. Steve Perry. Credit: CNN
What We Do
We know that K-12 education can be better, but many people don’t know what better looks like. We recognize that for innovations to spread, educators and parents, as well as business and community leaders, must first see and understand the changes and opportunities. We pursue our mission through three primary sets of activities:
producing Edutopia.org and related social media to inspire, inform and accelerate positive change in schools and districts by shining a spotlight on evidence-based strategies that improve learning and engagement for students
growing a movement of change agents who share best practices and professional development to bring innovation to education and improve student achievement
collaborating with researchers, teacher leaders and curriculum experts to provide more evidence to transform learning
To understand more about why we are passionate about our work, read about our Core Strategies and about what our founder and chairman, George Lucas, has to say about education.
Please note: The Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, and does not take positions on any legislation or ballot measures, nor does it endorse or oppose any candidates in elections to public office.