Senior Writer & Editor
The Office of Family and Public Engagement is responsible for DCPS' work to engage parents, families, and the community in our students' learning, the improvement of our schools, and DCPS' planning and decision making. Our core areas of work are family and community engagement, community partnerships, and communications. All of our work is designed to engage parents in their child's learning, invest parents in the success of their child's school, and educate and include parent voices in ward and district level planning and decisions.
The Senior Writer/Editor is the primary story planner, writer and editor for the district's newsletters, publications, bulletins and announcements. He/she is responsible for investigating and developing a variety of feature stories for diverse audiences - parents, families, school communities and the general public - in short and long form pieces - to be distributed across multiple delivery vehicles and channels. He/she must always work within the district's editorial and messaging guidelines to produce writing that is aligned with the broader values of the school district and the Chancellor.
The Senior Writer/Editor, Office of Family and Public Engagement reports to the Deputy Chief, Communications & Public Engagement.Educational Requirements
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The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other clinical duties may be assigned.
Notice of Criminal Background Check.In accordance with the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children Act of 2004, this position has been designated and identified as one which requires a criminal background check and/or traffic record check. If you are tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check and/or traffic record check (for positions which require the operation of a motor vehicle) will be conducted. A final offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check and/or traffic record check.
Notice of Non-Discrimination.In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate (including employment therein and admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited. Discrimination in violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
District Of Columbia Public Schools
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U.S. Department Of Education
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Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
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