Part time Newsletter Editor

Write and edit newsletter blurbs, articles and blog posts for a monthly online newsletter that promotes the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) professional development and technical assistance resources for out-of-school time practitioners in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs across the country. 
Work with a project team to make strategic decisions about creating, delivering, and promoting newsletter and blog content that’s highly engaging, relevant and useful to the target audience.
Interview practitioners, attend virtual meetings and webinars, and become familiar with content on ED’s You for Youth website to ensure a strong connection between newsletter/blog content and the needs and best practices of 21st CCLC practitioners.  
Be able to write and edit newsletter/blog content and other professional development materials on a variety of topics relevant to out-of-school time practitioners, including project management; family engagement; summer learning; project-based learning; literacy; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Strong writing, editing and communication skills.
Proven ability to work independently and adhere to tight deadlines while functioning as part of a project team.
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in English, communications or education) or equivalent.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Other job requirements:
The position requires that individuals be available to work as necessary throughout the standard workweek and often on weekends as well.  

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop; bend; push; turn; crawl; sit; use hands to handle objects and documents; manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision; ability to recognize, register, and respond; color recognition; depth perception. Employee may use office equipment such as telephone, computer, computer software, calculator, printer, copier, and facsimile.  
Work environment: Employees are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees so classified.