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  • Copy Editor/Proofreader

    Posted: 11/19/2021

    Our Story

    We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways. 

    Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

    As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives.  We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009!  But there’s more…

    TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more. 

    Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

    About You

    As a Copy Editor/Proofreader, you will provide quality control for Policy Service publications, applying expert plain language writing, editing, and proofreading skills to ensure high quality and reviewing content for stylistic consistency, textual integrity, and online accessibility.

    A Typical Day 

    • Edit copy to improve readability (including rewriting and proofreading for spelling, punctuation, and syntax) and ensure accessibility for Policy Service publications and materials intended for distribution to Policy Service members.
    • Monitor the update production schedule to ensure that all phases are on track and if not, work with the update team and Assistant Director for Operations to revise the production schedule accordingly.
    • Provide high quality service and expertise while collaborating within a fast-paced Policy Service department. 
    • If you’re still reading, we’d love to meet you!

    How You’ll Make an Impact

    • Serve as a member of assigned update teams and attend team meetings to comprehend details of the project.
    • Perform quality control to verify content against the map and list of codes for updates.
    • Assist with writing and editing the newsletter, tutorial videos, and webinar scripts.
    • Review and edit all content for the Policy Service website using the content management system.
    • Maintain and delete records in accordance with Policy Service record retention schedules.
    • Serve as backup for tasks normally performed by the other Editor II and Senior Editor.

    Skills For Success

    • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or related field.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience as a professional copy editor and proofreader.
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Experience editing for plain language.
    • Experience using The Chicago Manual of Style and Microsoft Office.
    • Have a strong attention to detail.
    • Be self-motivated and able to concentrate for long periods of time.
    • Consistently meet deadlines and production targets while being flexible enough to deal effectively with change.

    The TASB Difference

    • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
    • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren. 
    • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.  
    • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more. 
    • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
    • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

    Posting Notices

    • The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies. 
    • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.  
    • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
    • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check. 

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