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CURRENT OPENINGS

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

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. 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.
• 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

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.