Staff Writer

Are you passionate about writing amazing stories to share with the world? If so, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and talented writer who can work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and personalities to translate their expertise and experiences into articles that will educate, inform and delight. This is more than just a typical writing position; this is a new role within our growing marketing and communications team that will be an integral part of our strategic initiatives.
 

Who we are ...

We are a fantastic Jewish Day School in Los Angeles, but we’re so much more than just your average educational institution. With a robust, comprehensive curriculum and a stimulating, joy-filled environment, we help shape students for long-term success. Our focus is on staying at the forefront of dynamic instruction, working with teachers to break new ground in building knowledge and advancing critical analysis. We’re also a leader in redefining Jewish education, sparking innovation and inspiring imagination to prepare children for a future of personal growth and achievement.


Who you are ...

You’re a versatile writer who can report on school events and initiatives, showcase our innovative programs, and even share updates on finger painting and field trips without blinking an eye. But, that’s not all, you can easily transition from reporting on incredible learning opportunities to a variety of other writing assignments, including creating engaging marketing copy and crafting inspiring solicitation letters for our development office. You can even collaborate with our talented faculty to develop informative and educational articles for our prospective parents. Be it a blog, news article, press release or marketing content, you have a way with words that paints a vivid (and grammatically correct) picture for the reader, all while staying true to our brand. You’re even able to snap a few photos along the way.


What we’ll do together ...

Yes, we need someone who can help us tell our story, but, we also have ambitious marketing and communications goals. This position will directly impact our success in supporting enrollment and fundraising, all while developing and fostering close-knit relationships within our school community and beyond. We have a comprehensive marketing program with robust content strategies, and we’re constantly looking for ways to connect with the greater community. We strive to be the best, and we’re not satisfied with simply creating “good” work. We want to set the standard for schools by creating award-winning work that will positively impact our strategic initiatives and position our school as a leader in education. Are you ready for the challenge?


Key Responsibilities

  • Work with administrators, teachers, and students to identify story ideas and create regular content to spread the message of our School, including but not limited to website articles, press releases, and thought leadership blogs
  • Document major school events and classroom activities (including occasional nights and weekends) through written articles and basic photography and/or videography
  • Work with administrators and teachers to develop informational articles for our inbound marketing blog, serving to first and foremost educate our greater community, with the end goal of generating leads and nurturing them through the buyer’s journey.
  • Assist with developing marketing copy for both digital and print projects
  • Assist with coordinating photography and videography needs with external vendors  
  • Assist with curation and management of the school’s photography database
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Director

Essential Competencies

  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills, as well as editing abilities
  • Ability to identify great story ideas and carry out the necessary research and interviews to craft compelling written content
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate widely with various constituencies throughout the School’s community
  • Basic photography and videography skills to “capture the moment” and generate visual assets to complement your writing
  • Technical skills to support the above
  • Team player, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications or related field
  • This position operates weekdays 7:30am-4:30pm and requires some evening and weekend hours
  • Minimum 5 years of experience required

Timeline

This is an immediate opening. We will collect applications through January 31, and anticipate beginning the interview process in early February.

To Apply

Send your cover letter, resume, and a digital portfolio of your best writing samples (at least three, but no more than five, please) via email to Stacy Jagodowski, Director of Communications and Marketing, at communications@lainerschool.org. No phone calls, please.
 
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Lainer School is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center

10400 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90024
310 475 6401

A Sinai Temple School

formerly called Sinai Akiba Academy