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We are seeking an Editor/Content Manager for day-to-day management of content on Schooltheatre.org, Dramatics.org, and foundation.schooltheatre.org. This position also executes our paid and organic social media strategy and develops content for audience development, marketing, and member engagement. Responsibilities include content creation/acquisition, digital publishing, and freelancer management.
Generate ideas, write, and edit new and existing digital content for all channels to serve business objectives.
Manage editorial workflow for posting content to websites and social media; ensure all deadlines are met and calendars are updated and shared with relevant stakeholders.
Ensure all content fits the association’s voice and style and is optimized for each channel and target audience.
Write press releases for association events, programs, awards, and news following PR best practices.
Craft effective marketing copy for events, membership recruitment and retention, and EdTA programs that follows copywriting best practices and brand guidelines.
Develop copy for website landing pages and lead-generation forms that adheres to SEO best practices. Optimize copy for email and social publishing.
Build, post, and proof content on existing digital channels. Ensure content is properly formatted and search-engine optimized.
Source, edit, and/or create images and multimedia to accompany digital stories and social media posts.
Study analytics and use metrics to validate creative decisions and drive audience growth.
Develop and maintain available list of available freelancers to create and produce content as needed, adhering to business objectives and DEIA goals.
Oversee freelancer contracts and invoices in keeping with department budget guidelines.
Skills and Qualifications:
Exceptional writing and editing skills with meticulous attention to detail
Ability to curate, create, and publish content from start to finish
A strong service journalism sensibility with a knack for packaging content and crafting click-worthy headlines
Deep knowledge of SEO and best practices for optimizing content for the web and social media
Expertise in working in CMS platforms, preferably WordPress, and using tools such as Google Analytics to inform strategy
Working knowledge of HTML
Photo editing, such as resizing, cropping, and working with templates in graphics design software
Adaptability, organization, and time management; the ability to juggle many projects and shift gears quickly
Proficiency in AP style preferred
Working knowledge of HTML
Job Location: This is a fully remote position.
Please reference subject line: Editor/Content Manager 2023-106 when submitting cover letter and resume.
Educationand Experience Required:
Education and professional experience in marketing, communications, content development, journalism, digital media, or related field, including a portfolio of professional writing samples
Theatre, arts, or education experience, interest, or background is a plus
The Educational Theatre Foundation is an international nonprofit association with more than 135,000 active members. EdTA's mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary association established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.3 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.
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