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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

EDITORIAL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PRODUCTION


AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Audience Development Intern (Print & Online)

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, edweek.org, teachermagazine.org, Digital Directions, and producer of Education Week Leadership Forums, is seeking an audience development intern to help build circulation/traffic, and maintain customer service. This is a paid internship. Course credit may also be earned, depending on requirements.

Responsibilities include:
• Assist with customer service (phone and email) as needed.
• Identify recurring problems, and put automated or scripted customer solutions in place.
• Input "do not mail" names into database
• Communicate any changes in website, marketing, or other policies which might impact customer care to appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
• Monitor and report on renewals, bills, new business and online audience measurements, as needed.
• Set up site licenses and assist site license users as needed.
• Analyze trends of key performance indicators and report on changes to stakeholders.
• Assist with email marketing projects, setting up emails in the email marketing system and following/tracking results.
• Report email and direct mail results using online systems available for reporting.
• Other projects as requested.

Requirements:
• MBA grad student preferred.
• Excellent skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Outlook.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hours:
• Flexible. 20 hours per week.

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, on-site gym, and a friendly atmosphere where you can grow professionally. The office is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to shemmingson@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


EDITORIAL

Senior Online News Producer

Education Week is seeking an industrious and enterprising online producer to contribute to and help lead a committed and fun-loving team of Web producers.

We are looking for a digital journalist who can bring fresh ideas, strategic thinking, project-management skills, and a deep understanding of online news to the role.

Education Week is America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news and opinion, providing information and resources to education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences. Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been in print for over 30 years. Today, our emphasis is on enhancing and expanding our well-established online presence.

The role will include:
• Working with a team of Web producers—as well as editorial, photo, and art colleagues—to produce, update, and maintain Web pages on edweek.org
• Managing online news production and Web-related projects
• Helping update our mobile website and refine our mobile strategy
• Helping with the planning and production of e-newsletters, blogs, multimedia features, and online events
• Helping with social media efforts and contributing to our social-media strategy
• Providing guidance and training to producers, reporters, and editors regarding best practices in online publishing
• Recommending and implementing new digital initiatives

Online news techniques and technologies are constantly changing, and our producers are expected to bring new ideas, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit to the job.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and 3+ years’ experience in Web production. Understanding of and commitment to audience engagement and user experience. Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as across different departments.

Technical Qualifications:
Experience working with content management systems. Proficiency in HTML. Good working familiarity with CSS and Adobe Creative Suite. Hands-on editing skills, including familiarity with AP Style.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package and collegial work environment.

EPE is located in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C., and within walking distance to the Metro subway. Our office is adjacent to a popular bike path and has an on-site workout room.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and samples of your work to websearch@epe.org

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Web Designer, edweek.org

Education Week is seeking a versatile and creative Web designer to join a dynamic news operation.

We are looking for an innovator who understands the way design and functionality intersect on the Web. This role requires a candidate that has fresh ideas about the presentation of digital journalism and the development skills to execute on those ideas. We are looking for a designer with high standards for quality, an understanding of good user experience, and a passion for the latest trends in Web and user-interface design.

The Web Designer will set the creative direction for edweek.org, as well as our other channels and online products.

Education Week is America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news and opinion, providing information and resources to education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences. Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been in print for over 30 years. Today, our emphasis is on enhancing and expanding our well-established online presence.

The Role Will Include:
• Working with Web, editorial, business, and research departments to develop concepts and designs for edweek.org that meet organizational objectives.
• Setting the creative direction of of edweek.org, as well as our channels, e-newsletters, special reports, blogs, and online products.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in graphic design or fields related to web design and 3+ years related experience, preferably in a news/media/information organization.
• Ability to work collaboratively across different departments.
• Excellent time-management, organizational, and prioritization skills.
• Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Experience with multimedia journalism is a plus.
• Interest in and knowledge of education policy is a plus.

Technical Qualifications:
• Expert-level skill with Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, is required.
• High proficiency in HTML/CSS/Javascript is required. Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and LESS/SASS is a plus. Experience with jQuery is a plus.
• Ability to troubleshoot technical Web issues.
• Thorough understanding of UX design principles.
• Experience with responsive design is a plus.
• Experience with conducting usability studies is a plus.
• Experience or interest in front-end Web development a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package and a collegial work environment.

EPE is located in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C., and within walking distance to the Metro subway. Our office is adjacent to a popular bike path and has an on-site workout room.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and samples of your work to websearch@epe.org.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 full-time position of approximately 40 hours per week. Interns are paid $10 per hour. 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 $10/hour 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. Interns are paid $10 per hour. 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 3-5 days per week 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.

Interns are paid $10 per hour.

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 40 hours/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.


Online, Commentary Intern, Education Week

Editorial Projects in Education seeks a Web-savvy intern to support the opinion section of Education Week, the respected, independent newspaper of record for K-12 education. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for a college or graduate student to gain online (and print) experience in a busy news organization. The internship entails working closely with the editors in expanding and promoting the Commentary (opinion) section of our award-winning website, edweek.org.

Responsibilities include:
• Growing Education Week Commentary’s social-media presence;
• Monitoring opinion blogs and online forums;
• Helping to produce multi-media projects;
• Fact-checking, proofreading, and general assistance with publication;
• Drafting and sending contracts to authors;
• Helping with blog production and writing;
• Initiating outreach efforts to connect with other education news sites and organizations;
• Web production of Education Week Commentaries and letters to the editor; and
• Helping produce weekly e-newsletters.

Qualifications:
The position requires strong writing skills, a high level of comfort with Web production, technology, attention to detail and organization, creativity, and an ability to work independently. Previous experience with social-media management is a plus. The internship pays $10/hour. The successful candidate must be able to work between 25-40 hours a week in the office. Position could start in November.

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 cover letter, two writing samples, and resume to comm-intern@epe.org.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Assistant Technology Manager

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly-respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education. Under its flagship Education Week brand, EPE provides clarity above the content clutter and engages readers across digital, print and live event platforms. We have been aggressive about building our digital operations (more than 50% of our revenue comes from digital products and services). To learn more about EPE, visit www.edweek.org.

EPE is seeking an Assistant Technology Manager who will work closely with the technology team to develop and execute IT strategy. This position is critical, as all of EPE’s employees continually rely on technology to do their jobs. The Assistant Technology Manager, working under the direction of the Chief Information Officer and Technology Manager, provides network, desktop, and server support and maintenance. Another major responsibility of this position is to assist with the development and administration of the Force.com platform.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Network and end user support:
    • Provide Tier 1 support to EPE users including desktop support, network administration, conference room A/V, and assistance with mobile devices.
    • Support telecommunications system
    • Understand and assist in performing backup and restore procedures for all EPE servers and network data stored in employee folders
    • Perform periodic tests of back-up and recovery plans
    • Respond to various server and network issues, troubleshooting to resolve problems.
    • Provide assistance to Chief Information Officer and Technology Manager in long-term planning to ensure that the Department is prepared for the future.
      • Assess trends.
      • Research new technology.
      • Help revise Technology Strategic Plan annually.
    • Support Solomon/Dynamic SL Accounting software
    • Provide additional coverage in the absence of the Technology Manager.
  • Force.com platform development and support. Assist with the following:
    • Manage user profiles; adding users with appropriate access levels and deleting users as required
    • Provide training to new Force.com users. Develop and maintain basic user guide customized for EPE end-user training and reference.
    • Work with management to identify and generate reports on performance, trends, and opportunities.
    • Work with management and consultants to create custom interfaces as required.
    • Maintain sales territories, input new products and ad rates.
    • Ensure the security of the Force.com platform.
    • Understand back-up plan for Force.com, understand what options are available to restore lost data.
    • Monitor and evaluate Force.com upgrades; identify and recommend features that would benefit EPE.
  • Take part in IT projects:
    • Work with various stakeholders throughout the organization to support initiatives that leverage technology. Help execute IT-focused projects and participate in cross-functional project teams.
    • Work independently or as part of a team to achieve project milestones.
  • Develop and maintain communication in a cooperative and professional manner with readers and other members of education community, clients, vendors and all levels of 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, and asking for information needed to perform job responsibilities.
  • Participate, with due preparation, in meetings (regular or ad hoc) needed to further EPE products, projects, and priorities.

Traits & Characteristics

  • Ability to identify technology needs and recommend strategic action.
  • Drive to grow within the organization and to help the IT department evolve.
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of information technology. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current trends in technology.
  • Aptitude for embracing and learning new technologies. Ability to think strategically about use of emerging technologies, and recommend new ways to further develop the mission and goals of EPE.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Solid time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients. Communicates well with staff of all levels of technical ability.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good team player, with a willingness to assist others, and share expertise.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as required to meet the needs of business.
  • Extremely ethical and conscientious. Displays a high level of integrity.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent technical training
  • 2+ years related experience
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft server operating systems, including installation, configuration and maintenance
  • Good understanding of installation, configuration, and maintenance of PC and office hardware
  • Experience with supporting Microsoft software, including Office, Exchange, and MSSQL
  • Experienced in the following:
    • Windows Active Directory administration
    • VMware administration
    • Hardware support
  • Familiar with the following:
    • Content management systems
    • Digital publishing technology
    • SalesForce or other CRM technology
    • VoIP implementation and configuration
    • Enterprise storage solutions
    • Digital security

Compensation
Compensation for the Technology Manager position will reflect both EPE’s nonprofit status and will also consider the candidate’s experience and skill set. EPE offers an excellent benefits package, and is respected for offering its staff a collegial, respectful and intellectually challenging workplace where they can grow professionally.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to recruiter@epe.org. EPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Information Technology Intern

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is the national business-to-business publisher of a highly-respected portfolio of news, analysis, and research for K-12 policymakers, researchers, educators and other education influencers. Our work is disseminated through live events, digital platforms, and print and we generate revenue from paid content and advertising, with additional contributions from grant funding. You can see some of our work at edweek.org.

Technology is strategically important to EPE and has become a major organizational focus.

We are seeking an intern who can work between 10 and 20 hours per week to help support work around our network infrastructure and our digital operations. Interns are given substantive work and are important contributors to our success.

A significant proportion of your time will be spent assisting our staff with a range of project-based assignments, e.g.:

  • Business process improvement initiatives
  • Ongoing systems/application documentation
  • Communications technology needs assessment
  • Early stage work around an enterprise database
  • Refinement of technology Key Performance Indicators
  • Content Management System assessment
There may also be some regular hands-on technology tasks such as assisting with network optimization, monitoring KPIs, etc. You will be asked, as available, to participate in on-site meetings.

This position reports to the Publisher and will also work closely with the Chief Technology Officer and the Systems Manager. This is a paid internship. Preference will be given to candidates who can work through the school year, and there is the possibility of full-time summer work. Excellent communication skills, experience with some combination of networks, mobile devices, web development, office computing, social media, and/or web analytics tools, the ability to learn new tools and interfaces, and the ability to think strategically are all important.

Our offices are metro-accessible (a short walk from the Red Line in downtown Bethesda). We are willing to consider some combination of in-office and virtual work for the right candidate.

If this internship sounds like a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume, and samples and/or links to relevant work to: ITIntern@epe.org

or

IT Intern
Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Equal Opportunity Employer


PRODUCTION

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.