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Chief Content Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Education Week

The Organization

Education Week, flagship brand of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), has a 35-year history of serving the nation’s leading pre-K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, and other influencers with independent and highly respected journalism, research, data, and community. As the pre-eminent resource in the field, Education Week engages readers with important education news, meaningful analysis, outside opinion and commentary, and distinctive explanatory and investigative journalism across a range of digital, print, and broadcast platforms as well as through live and virtual events.

The plan for 2017 is to further broaden the footprint into digital video, broadcast, and other visual forms of storytelling. EPE is also reimagining and redesigning edweek.org and has increased its commitment to data journalism, in part by leveraging EPE’s research operations. New digital subscription products are being developed as EPE seeks new ways to serve and expand its national and, increasingly, international audience with high-quality and largely original journalism and research.

EPE is an entrepreneurial non-profit media organization with a double bottom-line focus. A mission orientation is combined with a strong desire to evolve EPE’s projects and products to improve U.S. pre-K-12 education, to serve the audience, and to ensure EPE’s growth and sustainability. About 75 percent of its revenue comes from subscribers and advertisers, with the remaining support coming from a committed group of philanthropic funders. Non-print operations have grown dramatically over the past 15 years; more than 65 percent of the publishing revenue is generated from digital products and services.

EPE is committed to the idea that investing in excellent journalism will generate paid-content/reader revenue, and that putting readers front and center aligns the organization’s business goals with EPE’s journalistic mission. Edweek.org connects with close to four million visitors and almost a half-million active registered users each month. That content is regularly highlighted through robust social media channels and a variety of partnerships, such as high-profile work with the PBS NewsHour.

Position Summary

The Chief Content Officer (CCO), carrying a dual title of Editor-in-Chief (EIC), is the most senior editorial management role of EPE and Education Week. Reporting to the CEO, this Content Leader will be a key partner to her in helping further institutionalize a culture of big ideas, big ambitions, and successful execution.

The CCO/EIC will head a dynamic and creative team of digital/print journalists, broadcast/video correspondents, producers, designers, and events specialists across all platforms. He or she will be responsible for the continued development of the team needed to support a modern enterprise that is audience-centric, data-informed, and competitive in today’s fast-changing media landscape. He or she is charged with helping to create the leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the entire content team.

As a key member of the executive team that helps set the company’s strategic direction, the CCO/EIC will collaborate at a high level with Audience Development, Analytics, Accounting, the EPE Research Center, Fundraising, Advertising/Marketing, and IT to help drive product innovation, audience engagement, and revenue to ensure an overall view is taken of opportunities and challenges.

Scope and Impact of the Role

It’s an exciting time to join Education Week and EPE. The organization is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial journalist and editor with demonstrated management experience who is ready to help lead EPE through its next exciting stage of growth, as well as continued evolution to a highly innovative, digital-first, cross-platform content creator that uses digital, video, and technology to the fullest capacity. This individual also will continue to transform the most interesting and high-impact report in pre-K-12 education. Taking the reins from long-tenured editorial leadership is an opportunity to leverage the enormous success and prominence built over the years with fresh, dynamic, and digitally distributed content that creates even greater impact on education and policy leaders. As education continues to dominate the news and have increasing business and political implications, the responsibility of the brand—and by extension the CCO/EIC—is greater than ever.

Primary Responsibilities

• Lead in setting an editorial vision and voice for all content and content-driven product development across platforms and formats to ensure Education Week and EPE present pre-K-12 education as an urgent, accessible story of vital societal concern.

• Lead and manage an ambitious, creative editorial staff of about 40, plus a robust group of freelancers, in collaboration with the senior team of editors. Align staffing structure, job responsibilities, and staff skills with strategic objectives. Foster a creative and productive work environment geared to serving the needs of EPE’s audience while also advancing staff members’ professional growth.

• Help drive storytelling and content-driven product innovation across the newsroom; continue to position Education Week as a leader in data-driven journalism; play an active role in influencing visual and interactive journalism; and support best practices in presenting digital news design. Provide strategic guidance around enhanced use of video.

• Influence strategy for social media and best practices for use of social media.

• Focus on further deepening the quality, reach, and impact of EPE’s digital report. Continue, and lead, a newsroom transformation to make its work even more digitally focused and nimble, in part by helping drive a clear vision for prioritizing workflows that support digital storytelling.

• Stay abreast of innovations in the content and media world, such as the evolution of communication/delivery platforms. Help inform decisions on new digital content management systems to provide the newsroom with best-in-class publishing tools.

• Help identify and create new editorial franchises that appropriately expand how people think of the Education Week brand and that support strategic EPE objectives.

• Drive enhancements to existing products and services based on customer and market insight, and provide input into new-product development. Encourage the use of social and other analytics tools to better understand how readers and viewers are connecting with EPE’s work, and to help inform content decisions.

• Lead in setting and upholding the ethical framework and standards for editorial and, in collaboration with the senior team of editors, address ethical and legal issues as they arise. Serve as a wise arbiter who understands and respects different viewpoints and who can, as needed, achieve effective resolutions of disagreements.

• Work strategically with senior EPE audience development, sales, and marketing staff to identify editorial areas where EPE can effectively combine its signature journalism and information resources with multi-platform strategies to support revenue objectives.

• Play an active and strategic role in development/fundraising activities related to EPE’s journalism, while further deepening the partnership between editorial operations and EPE’s development team.

• Represent Education Week and EPE’s journalism as a public face and voice in media appearances and at education, professional, industry, and EPE events.

• Help forge external partnerships and other relationships with outside parties that can advance EPE’s news, information dissemination, and public affairs missions.

• Guide the development of and help manage editorial expense budgets, and use solid financial skills to help evaluate potential editorial investments.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Demonstrated leadership and people-management skills, with a keen eye for talent; an ability to motivate staff members and develop high-performing, diverse teams; and experience in leading teams through change at scale.

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and structurally. Must be adept at identifying and responding to changing media trends and emerging communication/distribution technologies, with a clear vision of the ways these media can be used for audience development and revenue growth.

• Entrepreneurial mindset, with a passion for innovation and an understanding of business drivers; a track record of developing and launching innovative projects or editorial products; and a sophisticated appreciation for analytics, metrics, and other ways that audience data can inform content decisions.

• Strong news-storytelling and journalism background and proven success in developing content for multiple platforms. Must be equally comfortable discussing social media strategy and enterprise journalism.

• Roll-up-the-sleeves work ethic and a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, with a commitment to continuous improvement and a high level of comfort with ambiguity and rapid rates of change.

• Ability to communicate with credibility and respect to staff members, other colleagues, and external audiences. Must be a good listener who blends a consultative approach with a confident decision-making style.

• Clear appreciation for EPE’s mission and a readiness to enthusiastically advance its work.

• Unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character; demonstrated high standards of moral, ethical, and professional behavior. High emotional intelligence.

• Ability to be effective in a matrixed environment.

• Business acumen and ability to produce content on time and on budget.

Experience and Education

• 12+ years of relevant work experience in a media organization with increasing levels of success and responsibility, including 6+ years of experience at management levels.

• Strong background in news, with an explanatory and public-service orientation preferred. Related public-service experience a plus.

• Significant record of accomplishment in media leadership, particularly across the digital space.

• Bachelor’s degree.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Koller Search Partners as follows: Karen Danziger, Managing Partner, kdanziger@kollersearch.com.


Managing Editor, Education Week Teacher

Education Week, the nation’s premier independent news source for pre-K-12 education, is looking for a creative and enterprising editor to lead its online vertical for teachers and direct coverage of the teaching profession across all its digital and print platforms. You’ll have the opportunity to stretch yourself professionally as part of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), an entrepreneurial nonprofit media organization that engages readers and viewers through digital, print, video, and broadcast media and live and virtual events.

As the Managing Editor of the Education Week Teacher site and a member of the senior editorial team of Education Week, the person in this position helps set EPE’s strategy for serving classroom teachers and instructional leaders with news, information, opinion, service journalism, and other features that promote professional engagement, idea-sharing, and a lively but civil discourse on issues of education policy and teacher practice. He or she leads a team of staff reporters and contributing writers, complemented by a host of other contributors and content partners. The editor also works with other EPE departments to strategize ways of assisting teachers’ professional growth through online career services and other resources.

A truly cross-platform position, the job also entails developing and moderating live and virtual events and contributing to video and multimedia coverage.

Key responsibilities include: Developing and editing news stories and blog posts on teacher policy, practice, and career issues; conceptualizing and editing 2-4 special reports annually; selecting and editing freelance stories by educator-writers and identifying potential freelance contributors; managing 8-10 teacher-bloggers (including identifying and acquiring new bloggers); managing and developing editorial partnerships; conceptualizing and overseeing multimedia features (including video); overseeing website updating and development (including mobile); developing and moderating live and virtual events; overseeing social-media outreach and strategy; managing grant-fulfillment objectives and writing grant proposals and reports; and playing a leadership role in digital-journalism strategy.

Key attributes for this position: The Managing Editor of Education Week Teacher needs an entrepreneurial mindset. She or he should be comfortable pitching and developing new storytelling models; identifying and effectively advocating for new ways of serving the teacher audience; and working across departments to identify new teacher publishing products and services that advance the nonprofit mission of EPE while also helping to support the organization’s financial health and future growth.

Specific characteristics include strong news judgment, knowledge of K-12 education, and personal interest in classroom-level issues; experience in news editing and in conceptualizing and structuring stories; the flexibility to work on multiple projects and multiple platforms at once; the ability to edit different types of writers (at different levels of experience) and hone their work into compelling articles, packages, and special projects, including cross-platform “tent pole” features; strong technical skills, including experience in managing a website; a collaborative, cross-organizational work style; and adaptability to change.

Specific qualifications include
• Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of experience in a related position.
• Standout samples of writing and editing work.
• Demonstrated experience with a range of digital storytelling and tools, and strong engagement with digital trends.
• Strong people-management skills and a knack for developing talent, both in-house and freelance.
• Strong knowledge of and interest in digital publishing, including working knowledge of SEO, analytics tools, HTML, Photoshop, blogging software, and other digital-media tools.
• Experience with a variety of social media platforms for audience development.
• Experience in audio/video production/editing a plus.
• Background in teaching or education policy a plus.

Compensation package: Salary is competitive, based on a candidate’s experience and other qualifications, and comes with excellent benefits, including opportunities for employee surplus-sharing. EPE offers a convenient and vibrant workplace just outside Washington, D.C., with an on-site gym, proximity to Metrorail and the Capital Crescent Trail, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere where employees can thrive professionally.

About EPE: Editorial Projects in Education Inc., based in Bethesda, Md., is a nonprofit media organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. To learn more about EPE, visit www.edweek.org.

How to apply: Submit your resume, a letter of interest, salary expectations, and links to writing or editing samples to recruiter@epe.org. Please include “EdWeek Teacher” in the subject line.

EPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Producer, Education, Education Week/PBS Newshour

Education Week, the nation’s premier news organization for pre-K-12 education nationwide, is looking to hire a Producer responsible for developing broadcast and digital content for Education Week’s video operation on all platforms, including television segments for the PBS NewsHour, digital video on edweek.org, and social media. The Producer works with correspondents, editors, reporters, and videographers to conceptualize, plan, and produce stories on education topics.

Under the direction of Education Week’s managing producer and in close collaboration with the editors and correspondents, the Producer manages all steps of the production process. The Producer coordinates shoots, helps set production schedules, travels to shoot locations as needed to film footage, direct crews, and interview subjects, and is then responsible for the editing process on NewsHour reports, documentaries, web videos, and other written and visual assets. The Producer fulfills his or her duties while adhering to set budgets and timelines and ensuring that the content produced meets EdWeek’s journalistic standards.

As producer, the successful candidate will:
• Have extensive knowledge of the field of television production, journalism, and digital news video;
• Have a strong news background and experience in breaking news and meeting tight deadlines;
• Maintain up to date knowledge of current trends in journalism, television production, digital video, as well as education;
• Have the ability to work independently with limited supervision, while also following direction from the editorial team;
• Be detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Be able to work flexible schedule as required to meet needs of editorial.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• At least 5 years of experience producing video and television programming;
• Extensive experience in journalism; Strong video production skills; Excellent news judgment;
• Experience in all aspects of production — editorial planning, schedules, and budgets;
• Experience working with correspondents and editors in developing strong story lines, visual approaches;
• Experience with a wide range of video formats, including television, digital, and social;
• Understanding of the changing landscape, trends, and innovation in broadcast news and video storytelling;
• Proficient in social media;
• Proficiency in Premiere preferred, as well as other digital video and audio software tools and media management.

The Producer will be based in our Bethesda, Md., office with Education Week’s innovative and well-regarded staff, including the editorial team, as well as some remote colleagues and freelancers.

Please email resume, cover letter, and work samples to: Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, Managing Editor, at kmanzo@epe.org.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


BUSINESS

Associate Marketing Manager, Education Week

Education Week, the nation’s premier independent news source for K-12 education, is seeking an Associate Marketing Manager. The Associate Marketing Manager will develop and execute creative and strategic marketing plans designed to drive revenue growth across all Education Week print and online advertising and event sponsorship products. The display advertising side of Education Week’s business is one of the main revenue drivers of the organization and must be supported accordingly through strong, consistent, frequent marketing and sales support. The Associate Marketing Manager’s role is to promote against products and drive brand stewardship that increases and drives revenue for all assigned products and support the revenue funnel from end-to-end. All duties and responsibilities of the Associate Marketing Manager position align to the marketing funnel, falling into the following categories: demand generation, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales support, and most importantly: lead activation and conversion. The position requires close interaction with other marketing, sales, editorial, production, art, clients, and production staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree, 4-6 years of professional experience, marketing experience preferably content driven marketing; digital marketing; and product marketing experience strongly preferred
• Extensive knowledge or thirst for learning about the field of marketing
• Marketo certification or experience with marketing automation software
• Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends and tactics in marketing, including but not limited to all aspects of digital marketing
• Ability to conceive and write clear, persuasive marketing copy
• Strong analytic skills and ability to present analysis clearly with a strong focus on marketing influence on revenue and ROI of marketing efforts executed
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients
• Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Basic skills in Adobe Suite, HTML, BlueHornet, Marketo, SalesForce.com, SurveyMonkey, and strong comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet

Job Responsibilities:
• Create and implement marketing plans
• Help the Director of Marketing maintain and develop budget against fiscal year for all marketing promotional plans across all products
• Drive creation of sales-proposal presentations for all sales reps; instrumental in garnering new business of “most wanted” clients
• Plan and execute targeted sales collateral
• Develop and continually refine knowledge on the markets and customers
• Leverage key technologies in marketing efforts, including customer relationship management tools (SalesForce.com) and email marketing tools (BlueHornet and Marketo)
• Develop understanding of current customer needs and opportunities using Web analytics and survey tools and report findings
• Assist and occasionally manage from inception to completion custom research projects, leveraging key technologies, such as SurveyMonkey, and creating data analysis using PowerPoint

Compensation: Salary is competitive, based on a candidate’s experience and other qualifications, and comes with excellent benefits, including opportunities for employee surplus-sharing. EdWeek offers a convenient and vibrant workplace just outside Washington, D.C., with an on-site gym, proximity to Metrorail and the Capital Crescent Trail, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere where employees can thrive professionally.

About EPE: Editorial Projects in Education Inc., based in Bethesda, Md., is a nonprofit media organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. To learn more about EPE, visit www.edweek.org.

How to Apply: Submit your resume, a letter of interest, salary expectations, and samples of your work to recruiter@epe.org. Please include “Associate Marketing Manager” in the subject line.

EPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Display Advertising Sales

Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE), the publisher of Education Week, and the nation’s leading source for coverage of K-12 education issues and news, seeks a Director of Display Advertising Sales to drive revenue growth.

The Director of Display Advertising is one of EPE’s senior sales executives, with direct responsibility for managing all salespeople within the Display advertising team. His/her primary goal is to meet the organization’s strategic objectives for profitable revenue growth from Display advertising sales activities, including annual, quarterly, and product-line revenues goals. The Director of Display Advertising plays a critical frontline sales management role for EPE. He/she, in collaboration with the General Manager, Global Sales, provides oversight of Display sales staffing, forecasting and budgeting, territories and targets, compensation structures and staff professional development, while growing a culture of accountability and innovation across Display sales, improving sales rep performance, and continuously accelerating revenue growth.

EPE is located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, an onsite gym, and a collegial and collaborative work environment.

Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

• Minimum three (3) years managing sales teams to include goal setting, coaching and development, and growth
• Minimum five (5) years of experience in a consultative B2B sales role, with a track record of success with customer-facing selling to large enterprise accounts.
Experience selling B2B or K-12 marketing/advertising solutions strongly preferred.
• Excellent frontline sales management, sales coaching and sales rep development skills. Ability to identify team-wide and individual improvement opportunities and solutions, and provide continuous training and support that elevates rep performance.
• Strong understanding of trends, and customer priorities and challenges, in B2B marketing, K-12 marketing, and/or B2B media/advertising. Ideal candidate will have sold marketing solutions to C-level B2B and/or K-12 marketing leaders.
• Deep understanding of B2B sales and B2B sales management, including but not limited to territory planning and management, consultative selling, and pipeline management
• Support development and ensure execution of Display team strategy, in partnership with the General Manager, Global Sales and the Director of Marketing
• Manage and develop Display Advertising sales team to continually higher levels of performance and potential
• Serve as a public/customer-facing thought leader for EPE’s Display advertising team, including but not limited to regular executive selling and presentations to strategic accounts
• Work in partnership with the Marketing Department to ensure: marketing campaigns support Display advertising revenue objectives, positioning of solutions are aligned across Display sales and marketing activities, and Display sales and marketing tactics work in concert to support overall Display team strategy, e.g. lead generation and nurturing by marketing transitions smoothly to lead follow through by sales
• Ability to use a deep understanding of key customer-value drivers and insights to develop compelling narratives and value propositions that help sales reps communicate the value of EPE’s Display advertising products and services
• Recruit, interview, and hire candidates for open Display sales positions, in conjunction with the General Manager, Global Sales, and other staff members as appropriate
• Regularly evaluate employee performance and identify professional development goals; completing annual performance appraisals in a timely manner and setting future goals for staff
• Bachelor’s degree, proficient in Salesforce, and working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to travel as necessary

How to apply: Submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to recruiter@epe.org. Please include “Director of Display Advertising” in the subject line. EOE.


INTERNSHIPS


News Archives Intern

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, occasionally has openings for an archival intern to work in the EPE library. This is a paid position that involves 15-30 hours per week (Monday-Thursday.) We encourage applications to be submitted and kept on file for future openings.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, not-for-profit organization and gain focused, supportive training and professional experience in the field of archival librarianship. Working closely with the EPE librarian, the intern will participate in providing archival services to support the Education Week website.

Responsibilities:
• Copyedit and quality check archival content on the EdWeek website
• Edit and upload content to the EdWeek website using a CMS (Content Management System)
• Produce missing stories from the EdWeek archives and add them to the site

Qualifications:
• Background or interest in library science, K-12 education, or the news industry
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Basic knowledge of HTML preferred

EPE is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station and the Capital Crescent Trail. EPE is a non-profit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a congenial workplace in the heart of Bethesda, just outside of Washington, D.C., with free access to our on-site gym and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. EOE.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to library@epe.org.


Digital Directions Intern, Education Week

Editorial Projects in Education periodically seeks a newsroom intern for Education Week, the respected, independent newspaper of record for K-12 education. This intern would focus on coverage of educational technology and the business of education, and help with news coverage, as well as some Web duties. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in journalism and education policy to gain focused, supportive training and professional experience.

Responsibilities include:
• Conducting research in government databases
• Fact-checking and proofreading copy
• Writing short news briefs, entries for various news blogs, and possibly some longer feature articles and news articles.
• Attending news-related events and generating ideas for news and blog coverage.

Qualifications:
The position requires strong communication skills in both print and digital media, including social media, and fluency in English language and grammar. We prefer journalism experience, or at least a thorough understanding of journalistic principles. Familiarity with AP style is a plus.

This is a paid position that involves approximately 28 hours per week. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students working toward a career in journalism, political science, research or education are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Send a résumé and cover letter, with the subject line: Digital Directions Intern, to edweekintern@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Editorial Intern, Teacher

Education Week Teacher, a division of Editorial Projects in Education, is seeking an intern to help with editorial and online production work. Teacher is a popular online publication with an active readership. The site covers the teaching profession, classroom practice, education policy, and school culture. The editorial intern will help develop and write content, including blog items and articles, on a routine basis. The intern will also assist in production of online news through a content-management system and assist with social media. This is a great opportunity to hone or develop online journalism skills.

Qualifications:
• Strong writing skills.
• High level of comfort with technology.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Experience with Web-editing programs is a plus.

Graduate students or college students working toward a career in journalism or education are encouraged to apply. Interns are paid and must be able to work at least 15 hours a week for 12 to 15 weeks or longer. EPE is a nonprofit publishing organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We offer a convenient workplace in the heart of Bethesda and a friendly atmosphere where employees can thrive professionally.

To apply: Send letter, résumé, and writing samples to aeteacherjob@epe.org with the subject line "Editorial Internship." Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Newsroom Intern, Education Week

Editorial Projects in Education periodically seeks a general newsroom intern for Education Week, the respected, independent newspaper of record for K-12 education. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in journalism and education policy to gain focused, supportive training and professional experience. We accept internship applications year-round.

Responsibilities include:
• Conducting research in government databases
• Fact-checking and proofreading copy
• Writing short news briefs, entries for various news blogs, and possibly some longer feature articles and news articles.
• Attending news-related events and generating ideas for news and blog coverage.

Qualifications:
The position requires strong communication skills in both print and digital media, including social media, and fluency in English language and grammar. We prefer journalism experience, or at least a thorough understanding of journalistic principles. Familiarity with AP style is a plus.

This is a part-time position of approximately 20-40 hours per week. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students working toward a career in journalism, political science, research or education are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send a résumé and cover letter, with the subject line: Editorial Intern-Newsroom, to edweekintern@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Web Production Intern, edweek.org

Do you want hands-on production experience at a national daily news site and insight into the most important education policy issues of the day?

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, seeks a sharp, savvy intern to assist in operating and growing a daily news website.

Within a few weeks, interns will learn and be asked to execute most of the duties of our full-time Web producers.

This is a paid internship. Hours cannot exceed 29 hours per week.

Responsibilities could include:
• Producing and publishing articles on edweek.org
• Enhancing stories and blog posts with visuals and other elements
• Writing for social media platforms and helping grow our social media presence
• Refreshing homepages and landing pages
• Producing e-newsletters
• Helping with the production of online events and multimedia
• Helping maintain our cadre of blogs
• Blogging and writing short articles for Education Week and edweek.org

You should already be comfortable in a daily news environment. By the end of your internship, you'll feel at ease running a content management system, editing basic HTML content, and interacting with reporters and editors.

Required:
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong motivation and work ethic
• An interest in public affairs, politics, and government
• Strong grammatical skills
• Journalism experience – on the job/internship or in the classroom
• Sense of humor

Desired:
• Familiarity with AP style, but willingness to accept the serial comma
• Experience with multimedia and/or Web design

Priority given to interns who can commit to 25-29 hours per week and a minimum of 4 months on the job.

EPE is a short walk from the Bethesda Red Line Metro station.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, 2-3 writing samples and/or links that best demonstrate your skill to WebIntern@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Photo Editing Intern, Education Week

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, has an immediate opening for a talented and ambitious photo editing intern who will work to assist the prize-winning photography team in producing and promoting visual assets for our online and print news operations.

The photo editing intern will be a key partner in supporting a vibrant digital-first news operation and will have opportunities to take the initiative in new presentation approaches and social-media strategy for the department.

Under the supervision of the Director of Photography, responsibilities will include:
• Work with editors and reporters to identify and coordinate opportunities for visual storytelling
• Work with staff to research and implement new and creative ways to display photographs online
• Utilize social media to promote photographic work to engage and build reader interest
• Work collaboratively with Web team, page designers, and editors in photo selection and display
• Assist with efforts to engage an online audience via EdWeek’s vast archival content, including both print and digital photos

While the primary tasks for this position will focus on online presentation and social-media promotion, the successful applicant will be able to assist with all tasks associated with still and/or video assignments, including research, editing, and production.

This is a paid position. Priority will be given to interns who can commit to 20 hours/week and a minimum of 4 months.

Required:
• Proven ability as a creative visual editor, as well as a strong still and video storyteller
• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut software programs
• Understanding of, and interest in, dynamic visual presentation platforms and use of photography to engage online audiences (via promotion tasks, social media, and search strategy)
• Experience visualizing and telling engaging stories with multimedia
• Strong motivation, a collaborative work ethic, and ability to meet deadlines
• Journalism experience – on the job/internship or in the classroom
• Sense of humor

EPE is a nonprofit publishing organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We offer a convenient workplace in the heart of Bethesda, Md., and a friendly atmosphere where employees can thrive professionally.

To apply: Applicants should send cover letter, resume, references, and a portfolio of your strongest work to the attention of Education Week’s director of photography, Charles Borst, at cborst@epe.org.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Audience Development Intern—GOS

Description
Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, has an immediate opening for an Audience Development Intern. The candidate will support the Group Online Subscription (GOS) division of Audience Development with prospect curation for edweek.org and EdWeek Market Brief publications, database building and assist in special projects that service EPE’s strategic goals. This position is project-based expected to last up to 4 months.

Under the supervision of the Digital Content Sales & Marketing Manager, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Develop prospect lists the GOS team in building lists for marketing campaigns using Microsoft Excel
• Contact key decision-makers, including appointment setting, cold-calling and other preliminary sales activities
• Prospect research and analysis of opportunities (by school district, company, university size, budget etc.)
• Help set up email templates and calling scripts
• Help with prospect onboarding into platforms including Salesforce.com
• Discovery and evaluation of new tools and processes to optimize data collection and lead generation

Requirements
• Experience with Microsoft Office, emphasis on medium to strong skills with Excel in particular)
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects at any given time
• Ability to work efficiently and effectively with online marketing databases for prospect curation
• Ability to research and propose solutions for GOS as requested

Other
• Compensation: This is a paid position.
• Four to five shifts per week desired, up to 29 hours/week. Flexible scheduling available.
• Business casual environment.

EPE is a non-profit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a congenial workplace in the heart of Bethesda, conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station, with free access to our on-site gym, and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. If you thrive in a fast-paced, detail oriented, team environment, this position just might be for you!

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Attn: Ryan Lanier – EPE GOS INTERN at rlanier@epe.org

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Audience Development Assistant/Intern

Description
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), publisher of Education Week and edweek.org is seeking an audience development assistant to help build circulation/traffic, acquire audiences for live and virtual events, and to maintain a positive customer experience.

This part-time position is part of EPE's internship program and is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates looking for real-world experience in digital marketing, copy writing, customer management, and the use several leading business technology platforms—all at a leading, national publication. This is a paid, part-time position for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Business Communications, Marketing, Advertising, or Business Development.

Responsibilities
• Assist with email, print, online, and social marketing projects
• Analyze trends of key performance indicators and report on changes to stakeholders
• Assist with in-depth reporting of marketing performance metrics
• Help to update and further develop new web-based products and services
• Create, analyze, and update reports using a variety of analytic tools, MS Excel, and cloud databases
• Identify and analyze recurring customer/user problems and report to stakeholders
• Assist customers/users via telephone and email.

Requirements & Skills
• Excellent internet research and data analysis skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail is a MUST
• Excellent skills with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Basic web design skills are a plus
• Social media marketing skills are a plus

Hours
• The ideal candidate will be available for 20-29 hours per week.

How to Apply
Resumes with cover letter should be e-mailed to Jeson Jackson via jjackson@epe.org.

EPE is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station.

EPE is a non-profit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a convenient workplace in the heart of Bethesda, an on-site gym, and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. EOE.


2017 Summer Live and Virtual Events Associate

Description
Editorial Project Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) seeks an associate who wants to work as a team intern and colleague to assist with the authorship of social media, to work directly with live and virtual and event guests. This associate will play a pivotal role as a member of our events team as we manage a growing portfolio of live and virtual events and extend the work of the leading news organization covering American K-12 education.

Tasks
The ideal candidate possesses the ability to spearhead new ideas, collaborate on current initiatives, and generally drive the bus on a wide range of the activities including the following:
• Promoting and evaluating live and virtual events.
• Produce monthly reports on social media performance.
• Creating, distributing, and sending thank-you letters and gifts to event guests.
• Generating content for a live event around: Teachers, Higher Education, Companies in Education, etc.
• Assisting with finding candidates, keynoters, and speakers for events, and
• Other duties as assigned.

This associate will work under the director of programming, live and virtual events, and will serve as the team lead intern collaborating with many other EPE departments including—Research Center, Editorial, Sales and Marketing, Art and Photography Departments, Finance, and Production.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position possesses a working knowledge of both K-12 education and has a solid grasp of Facebook, Twitter, and a working knowledge of Instagram. The candidate should have strong communication skills both written and verbal. We prefer big-picture thinkers who possess a sound aptitude for details in both longer-form written content and social media content development. Those with some experience in organizing events are particularly valued.

Self-motivated, reliable, and prompt candidates with a strong work ethic and a highly-developed sense of humor excel here. You must be able to meet deadlines, juggle several tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and know how to enjoy yourself. Education Week needs a commitment of 29 hours per week for this internship. This is a paid position.

Undergraduates are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Go-getters most highly sought after.

Please send cover letter, resume, and/or links to work that best demonstrates your skill to:

Matthew Cibellis
Director of Programming, Live & Virtual Events
Education Week
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Md. 20814
or e-mail to mcibellis@epe.org.

or

Martin Slezak
Senior Live & Virtual Events Associate
Education Week
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Md. 20814
or e-mail to mslezak@epe.org.


News Library Intern

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, occasionally has openings for a news library intern to work in the EPE library. This is a paid position that involves 20-30 hours per week. The internship is designed to be a year long. We encourage applications to be submitted and kept on file for future openings.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, not-for-profit organization and gain focused, supportive training and professional experience in the field of special and news librarianship. Working closely with the EPE librarian, the intern will participate in providing information services to support the activities of an energetic and dedicated staff of reporters, editors, and web and research professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research and reference support for staff
  • Respond to reference requests from outside clients, via email and telephone
  • Perform book and serial cataloging, check-in and light shelving of materials in the library
  • Respond to requests to reprint EPE content
  • Add content and update the Education Week website and internal wiki
  • Work on a variety of projects with the Knowledge Services Department and Research Center

Qualifications:

  • Background or interest in library science, K-12 education, or the news industry
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal)

EPE is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station and the Capital Crescent Trail. EPE is a non-profit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a congenial workplace in the heart of Bethesda, just outside of Washington, D.C., with free access to our on-site gym and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. EOE

Please send letters of interest and resumes to: library@epe.org.


Production and Ad Operations Intern

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is offering a paid fall internship in the Production Department. This job offers the opportunity to learn about the print and online publishing industry, including advertising and marketing, issue planning, page layout, and general business and accounting functions, from inside an entrepreneurial, multi-platform publishing company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Layout and proof print recruitment ad pages using existing Adobe InDesign templates
  • Assist in weekly newsletter production
  • Collaborate with sales and accounting staff to provide high-quality and often time-sensitive deliverables
  • Schedule, post, and manage online recruitment ads using various databases and Excel spreadsheets
  • Format print ads and review ad specifications for sales quotes
  • Process incoming orders, pull and proof weekly billing reports
  • Process department billing, both print and online
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:
  • Basic familiarity with Adobe InDesign CS3 or higher
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Excel 2007
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Ability to succeed under tight deadlines, work well within and across departments, and shift task priorities as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail and schedules
  • Fun-loving attitude and an excellent sense of humor are a must!

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kevin Kemp, Advertising Production Coordinator at kkemp@epe.org. Please include the phrase "Production Intern" in the subject line.

EPE is a nonprofit publishing organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding about important issues in American education. We are the publisher of Education Week newspaper, edweek.org, several annual and semi-annual research reports, as well as other resources for K-12 educators and policymakers. We offer a collegial workplace in the heart of Bethesda, MD, within walking distance of the red line metro. EOE.


Education Policy Research Intern

The Education Week Research Center is hiring for a paid internship position. Interns work closely with a small but lively research staff to produce influential publications and Web-based content that provide information on efforts to improve teaching and learning. The work is primarily research and analytic in nature, rather than editorial. Tasks may include compiling and analyzing education data from state and federal sources, conducting literature reviews, updating Web content, reviewing Research Center products, and taking on a few clerical functions.

Candidates must be highly detail-oriented and display an interest in education and public policy.

Desired skills include:

  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of assignments
  • Strong analytical skills for reviewing education data and policies
  • Attention to detail for managing data and contact information in spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Familiarity with surveys, and market research
  • Familiarity with SPSS desirable but not required

Priority will be given to candidates who are current graduate students or recent college graduates. The internship will have a flexible start date between September and October. It will continue through January 2017 for 25-29 hours per week. A strong possibility exists for an intern wishing to continue beyond the fall semester to stay on through spring 2017. Our office is located just 7 miles north of downtown Washington, D.C., and within a 10-minute walk of the Bethesda, Maryland Metro station.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to: ResearchJobs@epe.org.


Education Week TopSchoolJobs Marketing Intern

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), publisher of Education Week and edweek.org, is seeking to fill an entry-level position to help plan and execute digital marketing campaigns for the TopSchoolJobs career website for K-12 professionals. These campaigns will focus on audience development, specifically for the millennial jobseeker.

This part-time position is part of EPE's internship program and is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious current student or recent graduate looking for real-world experience in email marketing, search-engine marketing, social media marketing, lead nurturing, customer relationship management, and the use of several leading business intelligence platforms. This is a paid, hourly position with a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Building and executing a robust and scalable marketing plan for the purposes of driving registrations on TopSchoolJobs specifically focused on students at colleges and universities nationwide
  • Assisting in diverse marketing efforts: mass emails, surveys, competitive analysis, search engine marketing (SEM) and optimization (SEO), Web design and content management, ad design, copywriting, proof-reading, research, video marketing, etc.
  • Analyzing, reporting, and leveraging website, email, and social media analytics data to support business objectives
  • Writing copy for TopSchoolJobs’ key social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and monitoring accounts daily
  • Developing and maintaining communication in a cooperative and professional manner with readers and other members of the education community, clients, vendors, and all levels of EPE staff, treating them all with dignity, respect, and courtesy, taking responsibility for creating an environment of trust and open communication, and addressing any barriers to meeting that goal
  • Participating, with due preparation, in meetings needed to further EPE products, projects, and priorities
  • Performing a variety of other administrative tasks to support the sales and marketing teams
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or in process of obtaining a degree; 0-1 years related experience
  • Basic knowledge and/or interest in the field of Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, and/or Journalism; dedicated to the mission of Education Week, edweek.org and EPE
  • A demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of marketing and/or advertising
  • Positive attitude, solution orientated, excellent problem-solving skills, proactive demeanor, passion for learning
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, good time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills, good team player, willingness to assist others, and share expertise
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies, and ability to think strategically about use of new and emerging technologies
  • Willingness to try new things, ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

Hours: The ideal candidate will be available for 20 hours per week.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Melissa Heyeck, Senior Marketing Manager, at mheyeck@epe.org. No phone calls, please.

EPE is a non-profit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a convenient workplace in downtown Bethesda located near the Bethesda Metro station, an on-site gym, and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. EOE.


Digital Operations Intern

The Digital Operations internship offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, not-for-profit organization and gain focused and professional experience in the field of digital operations and web development. Working closely with the Director of Digital Operations and Web developers, the intern will be a key partner in supporting a vibrant digital-first news operation.

Candidates must be highly detail-oriented and display an interest in education and public policy.

Under the supervision of the Digital Operations Director, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to spearhead and collaborate on a wide range of the activities including:

  • Providing project support for many of our development operations initiatives
  • Assisting with development workflow, i.e. reviewing requests, prioritizing, etc.
  • Performing and managing User Tests and QA
  • Generating weekly and monthly KPI reports analyzing the performance of web properties
  • Maintain and clean-up of existing files on shared drives, along with new file structures (taxonomy/hierarchy)
  • Assisting in managing the Digital Operations wiki pages and providing frequent updates
  • Assisting in the capture, organizing and cataloging of project and technology information in wiki and on Share drive
  • Other duties as required

Desired skills include:

  • Ability to work on Windows and Mac OS platforms
  • High level of comfort with technology, and ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS; working knowledge of PHP, and JavaScript/jQuery for prototyping
  • Familiarity with responsive web design, and responsive framework, i.e. Bootstrap
  • Familiarity with CMS administration/maintenance/development (WordPress and/or Drupal)
  • Familiarity with code optimization, debugging, and testing
  • Familiarity with troubleshooting and fixing issues surrounding browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE8+) and OS compatibility
  • Familiarity with core concepts of web development quality assurance
  • Experience with multimedia and/or Web design
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop
  • Familiarity with multidisciplinary digital functions
  • Familiarity with creation of wireframes, user scenarios, task flows, competitive analysis, and heuristic evaluations
  • Understanding of HTTP Status Codes, Protocols and Errors, 400, 401, 403, 404, 405, 500; 301/302 redirects, and Apache rewrites
  • Familiarity with SEO, Google Analytics, and SEM
  • Understanding of LAMP managements
  • Familiarity with cloud hosting (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Familiarity with source control systems such as Git
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, or similar tracking/reporting tools
  • Ability to work well within and across departments
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects at any given time
  • Ability to succeed under tight deadlines, and shift task priorities as needed
  • Strong motivation and work ethic
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sense of humor, or the ability to count 01 through 11

This is a paid internship. EPE also provides sick leave for interns. Interns accrue 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 56 hours in a year.

Priority will be given to interns who can commit to 27 hours per week, and a minimum of 3 months on the job. Preferably 4 to 5 days a week.

EPE is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station and the Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a collegial workplace in the heart of Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the red line metro.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to David Tashjian at: dtashjian@epe.org.


IT Systems Operations Intern

The candidate will support the IT team with helpdesk service and assist in special projects that service EPE’s strategic goals.

Schedule/Hours: 10-20 per hours per week during the school year and 20-29 hours per week during the summer.

Job duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Support the IT team in the maintenance of computer hardware, software and other systems
  • Assist with Help Desk Ticketing System
  • Imaging workstations and laptops
  • Deploying patches, scripting software deployments
  • Giving a hand with ongoing organization of server room
  • Cabling and physical networking
  • Help with new user onboarding
  • Creating/revising infrastructure documentation and schematics
  • Helping build out IT wiki with FAQs, SOPs
  • Antivirus monitoring/alerts follow up
  • VMware support and administration
  • Wi-fi troubleshooting and optimization
  • Help improve conference room tech
  • Working on monitor-messaging in office project
  • Assist in brownbags or process oriented presentations
  • Helping set up teleworking and hoteling for renovation
  • Discovery and evaluation of new collab tools (Yammer, Chatter et al)
  • Active Directory administration
  • Management of loaner library, maybe
  • Troubleshoot issues with IT equipment including printers, computers, tablets, cell phones as well as software applications
  • Assists with installing cabling and end user devices
  • Vendor research (e.g. Content Strategy consultants, SEM agencies, BI, iPaaS, KiteDesk, InsideSales, BlueHornet, etc.)
  • Data management (e.g. data quality assessment, hygiene, enrichment, analysis)

Requirements:

  • Experience with tier 1 helpdesk support, A+ basic hardware tasks
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects at any given time
  • Ability to work on Windows or Mac OS platforms
  • Ability to research and propose resolutions for IT issues reported by the members of the user community

Other
Compensation: This is a paid position. Flexible scheduling available. Three shifts per week desired. Business casual environment.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter Attn: Aaron Aleiner – EPE IT INTERN to tech@epe.org.