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Position Announcement

Position Title:  Editor and Social Media Coordinator

Posted Date:  8/12/2011 3:06:21 PM

Job Description:
The Child Welfare League of America, a nonprofit organization located in downtown Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time editor and social media coordinator for its publications department. The person in this position will:

  • Assist with Children's Voice magazine. This includes reporting and writing feature articles and columns; collaborating with other staff, interns, and freelancers to rework their stories for Voice style and audience expectations; and proofreading each issue.
  • Manage CWLAs social media accounts. This includes maintaining an active presence on Facebook and Twitter; enhancing CWLAs presence on other networking sites, including LinkedIn and YouTube; and evaluating metrics of online engagement.

  • Serve as project lead for assigned book projects. This includes completing all aspects of editing; working with authors to ensure required permissions are obtained and queries are answered in a timely fashion; working with staff to develop a production schedule and achievable deadlines; and writing cover text and marketing copy.

  • Write and copyedit for various in-house publications, e-newsletters, and CWLAs website.


  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style; knowledge of APA style a plus.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience with InDesign or Final Cut Pro a plus. Ability to do internet research.
  • Macintosh experience a plus.

Education and Experience

  • BA in journalism, English, or related field.
  • 2-4 years of book, magazine, or journal editing experience.
  • Experience leading social media efforts.
  • Experience in public policy or human services a plus.



Cover Letter Required?:  Yes

Resumé Required?:  Yes

Application Required?:  Yes

Send resume, cover letter, and three published writing samples to Stephanie Schanck, HR Manager at


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