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ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Washington, DC
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About the Organization

Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that


we do our work is as important as


we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at


The Writer/Editor work location is flexible and works as part of a team to support the development, implementation, and enhancement of ZERO TO THREE’s multi-disciplinary, competency-based professional development products and services for individuals and organizations. This position reviews and revises content for a range of professional development written products, including training manuals and online learning content. The Writer/Editor works closely with authors to help develop ideas and prepare them for dissemination; the position helps ensure consistency of voice, style, messaging, and approach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Write, edit, and proof engaging and accurate, well presented content in a quick, timely manner

Contribute to:

the development of research-based and evidence-informed program content and professional learning options

the development of presentations at state, regional, national, and international early childhood conferences and meetings

updates and revisions to professional development materials

content support for the department’s Co-Directors and the division’s marketing team

the department’s continuous quality assurance processes

the overall work of the PDWI Department and the Business Operations and Marketing Division

Work collaboratively with the Senior Production Manager for the Business Operations and Marketing Division to prepare large and long-term professional development project and program materials for publication

Stay current with relevant editorial standards and technology to support the development of products and services

Occasional travel as required for department and organization meetings and conferences

Perform other duties as assigned to support efficient and effective content development and delivery

Skills and Experience

Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated knowledge of editorial standards and writing styles

Ability to “ghost write” and apply a consistent voice to content developed by multiple authors

Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively against timelines

Familiarity with professional development and presentation design and development (across all learning modalities)

Strong computer software skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Access and Publisher a plus); knowledge of or experience with Articulate Storyline preferred

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Familiarity with infant/toddler learning and development, and adult learning and development

Familiarity with workforce policy, research and best/promising practice regarding professional development and early childhood workforce issues and systems

Ability to travel

Essential Qualities

Practice and encourage critical thinking

Self-reflective and empathic

Recognize the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results

Maintain a respectful and accepting approach to others

Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior

Support the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization collaboratively and creatively


Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field preferred; will consider commensurate work experience

Physical Requirements

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time and have the ability to perform repetitive motions. Employee is frequently required to grasp objects, including a writing instrument, pull objects, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to reach for objects, push objects, bend, squat, stand, or walk, and have the ability to communicate verbally. Frequently must be able to lift at least 30 pounds, and occasionally up to 60 pounds.

Working Conditions

The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. The employee is expected to travel and will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans,

and Individual with Disabilities

Company Profile
We welcome you to ZERO TO THREE’s website. ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

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