Defualt LaTeX Template Overrides My Template

Hi all,

I am trying to create a template for nbconvert to go to the LaTeX format. I am having a very similar problem to the one described in this stackexchange post:

nbconvert seems to recognize my template but is simply not using it or it is being overridden by the default template. How can I go about fixing this?

Is there a general guide on how to create templates for LaTeX somewhere? I would like to remove the automatic heading and change some of the default style choices made by nbconvert.

Thank you in advance!