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Managing Editor of Publications

Company: Providence Day School
Location: Charlotte
Job Type: Part Time
Date Available: 8/1/2023

Managing Editor of PDS Publication 

Job Title:   Managing Editor of Publication and Social Media

Department: Marketing and Communications

Reports to: Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Position Status: Part-Time/Twelve Month Position

Founded in 1970, Providence Day School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 1,860 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade. Committed to academic excellence, global diversity, and character development, PD seeks to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a sense of social responsibility, and a commitment to personal integrity. Cited for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board Advanced Placement Program, and the National Council of Teachers of English, PD provides a challenging and diverse college preparatory curriculum.

PD is recognized as one of The Charlotte Observer’s “Top Workplaces 2023”, as well as “Top Workplaces 2022”,“Top Workplaces 2019 and 2018”.  This award is particularly special because the results are based solely on confidential responses from our employees. Additionally, PD is recognized as one of greater Charlotte’s 2018 and 2019 Healthiest Employers by the Charlotte Business Journal. This award demonstrates the school’s commitment to promoting the health and wellness of our employees and the importance of appropriate work-life harmony.  

The Providence Day School community welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs who share a commitment to respect one another and accept differences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy of nondiscrimination in the treatment of employees or applicants for employment without consideration of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, or gender identity.

Providence Day School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is a member of ABC (A Better Chance), and holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, Educational Records Bureau, National and Southern Associations for College Admission Counseling, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the College Board.  

The Managing Editor of Publications & Social Media will be responsible for all aspects of print and electronic publications at Providence Day School, while reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications. The Managing Editor will work to ensure that publications at Providence Day are of the highest quality and reflect Providence Day’s standing as a top-tier independent school. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Oversee the timely, error-free, cost-effective production of all print and electronic publications at Providence Day School. These include but need not be limited to Providence Day magazine, the Annual Report for donors, and e-newsletters produced for alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, and other constituents.

Working with Marketing & Communication staff, assume responsibility for all aspects of these print and e-publications, including writing, editing, design, photography, and print management, and ensure that these publications make a positive contribution to the School’s image, reflect its mission and core values, and help promote and establish an enduring brand for Providence Day School.

Plan and execute periodic reader surveys and/or focus groups to gather research on PDS’s publications and inform future decisions about content, design, frequency, and distribution channels. The Managing Editor will use input from readers to continually improve communications and ensure that the School’s publications are informative, engaging, and relevant to targeted readers. 

Create and execute a comprehensive strategy to expand Providence Day School’s social media presence, ensuring that social media activities are fully integrated with other communications efforts at PDS, including traditional media, public relations, marketing, and advertising.

Drawing from other PDS departments and internal teams, oversee the planning, creation, and publication of content and campaigns across social media platforms, as well as the day-to-day management of the School’s social media channels, including, but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.

Offer social media guidance, recommendations and training to PDS staff and faculty, as appropriate; report on social media metrics and analysis regularly, including numbers, most popular posts and tweets, and interactions; and monitor and incorporate emerging trends and best practices in social media.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: Providence Day School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.  

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, current resume, college transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a list of references with telephone numbers. Materials should be sent to:

This position is open until filled. Providence Day School is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


Experience with publication of content and campaigns across social media platforms.

How To Apply

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, current resume, college transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a list of references with telephone numbers. Materials should be sent to:

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