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CURRENT OPENINGS

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

EDITORIAL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

KNOWLEDGE SERVICES

PRODUCTION

RESEARCH CENTER


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

Online Creative Director, edweek.org

Education Week is seeking a versatile online creative director to join a dynamic news operation that provides first-rate content to education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences.

Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week spans multiple platforms, including a weekly print edition, a well-established online presence at edweek.org with more than 1 million registrants, specialized e-newsletters, special reports, a growing roster of staff- and guest-written blogs, webinars, online chats, video, and live events for education leaders.

We are seeking a Web designer with fresh ideas, high journalistic standards, strong development skills, an appreciation of the user experience, and a passion for the latest trends and innovations in Web and user-interface design.

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 online products.
• Working with editorial and art colleagues to conceptualize and develop visually compelling interactive storytelling features.
• Participating in and leading various projects, such as work with databases, redesigns, user-generated content, and community building.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, graphic design, or fields related to web design, and 4+ years related experience, preferably in a news/media/information organization.
• Commitment to bringing stories to life through graphics, digital games, and other digital platforms.
• Ability to work collaboratively with editorial, art, photo, and Web production colleagues.
• Excellent time-management, organizational, and prioritization skills.
• Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• 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.
• Experience with responsive design.
• Thorough understanding of UX design principles. Experience with conducting usability studies is a plus.
• Ability to troubleshoot technical Web issues. Experience with Agile development 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.

Send requests to apply to KKM at websearch@epe.org

EOE


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.


Web 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 update content on the site, including writing short articles and producing stories in a content-management system, and manage interactive-community features and social-networking outreach. 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 or to Education Week Teacher, Dept. AR, 6935 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. 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.


KNOWLEDGE SERVICES

Audience and Content Analytics Associate

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the nonprofit publisher of Education Week, the most respected name in education journalism, seeks a passionate and motivated Audience and Content Analytics Associate to support the ongoing use of analytics in a multi-channel news organization.

Responsibilities:
The Audience and Content Analytics Associate will serve as a member of Knowledge Services team within EPE’s Research and Development division. The analyst is a key contributor in providing data and actionable insights to the business and editorial teams. The successful candidate will become a vital partner in the ongoing work to understand our audience and their content consumption in support of business objectives and strategic planning. The analyst will:

• Analyze data from a variety of quantitative and qualitative sources, including Web analytics, find the story in the metrics, and communicate the findings
• Identify actionable insights and recommendations to support EPE’s business model and improve the reader experience
• Use Web analytics tools, principally Adobe Marketing Cloud (Omniture SiteCatalyst) and Google Analytics, and other tools to provide on-demand analytics to EPE staff
• Troubleshoot and test existing and new web metrics using debugging software and protocols
• Contribute to related work across the organization, including optimizing edweek.org content for search engines (SEO), guiding the development and application of EPE’s education taxonomy, and maximizing the power of metadata in response to editorial and business needs
• Proactively identify better ways to glean insights and/or manage data

Requirements:
• 4-year degree in an analytical field preferred
• Significant experience with Web analytics
• Excellent conceptual and analytic reasoning competencies
• Strong communication skills - written, verbal, and presentation
• Experience with taxonomy standards and managing taxonomies
• Experience with search engine optimization (SEO) strategies
• Experience using statistical software a plus

EPE is a nonprofit publishing organization, dedicated to informing educators and policymakers nationwide about pre-K through 12 education policy issues. We offer a convenient workplace in the heart of Bethesda, Md., an 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 analystposition@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Knowledge Services Intern

Do you follow trends in digital media closely? Do you use creativity and innovation in your daily work to help drive new ventures? Do you have a knack for careful editing and analysis?

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, edweek.org, teachermagazine.org, and Digital Directions, seeks to hire a Knowledge Services intern who can work on a variety of digital projects and products, including our recent line of e-books.

The intern will assist with building and managing Education Week’s digital content, while tracking business growth and revenue objectives. The intern will also edit and produce content for the Web and contribute to planning and development around new business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform monthly reports on digital content sales and downloads
  • Assist in editing and producing content
  • Use basic Web editing/HTML skills to produce content for the Web
  • Promote and market digital products to outside audiences, including via email marketing and social media campaigns
  • Respond to customer service inquiries (phone and email) as needed

Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Basic Web editing and production skills and knowledge of HTML coding
  • Positive attitude and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with content management systems is a plus
  • This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week. This internship is paid at $12 per hour. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students working toward a career in journalism, digital media, communications, or business are encouraged to apply.

    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 KSintern@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an 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.


    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Chief Information Officer

    EPE is seeking a CIO who will provide technology vision and leadership in support of its business strategy. The CIO will have overall responsibility for the planning, advancement, delivery and operation of all systems, applications and technology. S(he) will have a broad portfolio, including hands-on responsibilities across technology governance, policy, architecture, strategy, resource and acquisition management, human resources, information and records management and security.

    The CIO will manage the Information Technology (IT) team and s(he) will work in close partnership with the President, the Publisher and other key executives to ensure that IT investments are aligned with the business and that they help achieve strategic advantage and improve overall operational effectiveness. It is a significant position, but if you have many of the skills and qualities we are looking for, we encourage you to apply.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Partner with the executive team to execute on EPE’s business strategies by effectively leveraging IT.
    • Refine and execute on an improved technology architecture roadmap, making thoughtful and intentional adjustments. Ensure the delivery of planned solutions in a simplified and supportable environment.
    • Help guide the continued transformation of the IT function.
    • Deliver tools and technologies to enable new digital products, increase revenue and improve efficiencies/cost.
    • Help lead technology initiatives, collaborating across departments and functional areas to support adoption and implementation of technology.
    • Create and support cross-functional teams for needs assessment, decision-making, technology support, professional development and other aspects of the organization’s technology program.
    • Build strong architecture, planning, portfolio, project, solution delivery and operational management practices and processes.
    • Support appropriate levels of experimentation in pursuit of excellence in multi-channel news and research delivery and consumption.
    • Manage the department budget to ensure maximum returns on technology resources and the appropriate utilization of in-house and sourced IT services. Develop strong business management in the IT department.
    • Develop, retain and recruit staff with the right technical, functional and personal abilities to achieve IT goals and initiatives. Provide team leadership.
    • Provide strong technology leadership throughout the organization, delivered with credibility and respect.

    Expectations
    • Ability to collaborate and communicate with senior leadership about the possibilities and risks of IT.
    • Experience with systems design and development processes, including requirements analysis, feasibility studies, software design, development, testing, implementation, evaluation and operational management.
    • Familiarity with web systems development, architecture and design. Experience in environments with digital publishing technologies and digital products/assets a plus.
    • Ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies.
    • Financial skills, including budget preparation and monitoring as well as technology investment analysis.
    • Project management experience and an understanding of business process management.
    • Change management leadership skills in the delivery of new capabilities.
    • Enterprise data management skills and an appreciation for information stewardship.
    • Effective negotiation and vendor/partner management skills.
    • Experience with IT security and compliance issues.

    Traits and Characteristics
    • Strategic, with strong ability to prioritize and execute.
    • Results-oriented; pragmatic; high level of vision/aspiration/passion/initiative.
    • A systems orientation; beyond information systems, an awareness of the organization, its functions, infrastructure, culture and environment.
    • Strong IT team building skills, and competence around staffing and departmental structuring.
    • Good communication skills, oral and written, with ability to translate technical language to a non-technical audience. Ability to communicate the company’s technology strategy to management, staff, partners, customers and other stakeholders.
    • Appreciation for and ability to lead and coordinate cross-functional efforts to deliver successful outcomes.
    • Focus on the customer.
    • A continuous improvement mindset.

    We are seeking candidates with at least 10 years of IT experience, with at least three of those in an IT leadership role. An undergraduate degree is required. Candidates with formal IT education will be given special consideration.

    Compensation for the CIO 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.

    About EPE
    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) and we created this new Chief Information Officer (CIO) position in recognition of the critical importance technology plays in supporting our business strategy and our mission.

    To apply in confidence, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Michele Givens at mgivens@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.

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    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

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

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    RESEARCH CENTER

    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

    Priority will be given to candidates who are current graduate students or recent college graduates. The ideal candidate will be available in June 2014 and able to continue through mid-January 2015 for a minimum of 25 hours per week. A strong possibility exists for an intern wishing to continue beyond the fall semester to stay on through spring 2015. Our office is located just 7 miles north of downtown Washington, D.C., and within a 10-minute walk of the Bethesda, Md., Metro station.

    To apply: Send a resume and cover letter by email to: ResearchIntern@epe.org. EOE