work@epe

CURRENT OPENINGS

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

EDITORIAL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PRODUCTION

RESEARCH


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.


BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

Accounting Intern

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, edweek.org, teachermagazine.org, Digital Directions, and producer of Education Week Leadership Forums, is seeking a long-term accounting assistant/intern. Supporting EPE's accounting team of three, this person will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the accounting cycle — including general ledger entries and reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Responsibilities include:
• Prepare and send customer invoices
• Process credit memos and other billing adjustments
• Apply customer payments
• Remit electronic invoices through Catalyst invoicing system and reporting
• Perform virtual data entry into RegOnline invoicing/payment system
• Assist with annual audit
• Review and record all vendor invoices and check requests using Solomon accounting system
• Prepare check payments according to company procedures
• Maintain accurate controls and documentation
• Prepare cash receipts, cash receipts ledger, and makes deposits as needed

Requirements:
• 1-2 years accounting experience, or graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in accounting or business
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision, good time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients
• Good team player, willingness to assist others, and share expertise
• Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Good working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet

This is a paid position working 29 hours/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, conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro station, an 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!

To apply: Please email a copy of your resume to Desiree Ford, dford@epe.org. Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Digital Content Account Manager

Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week and edweek.org is seeking a Digital Content Account Manager to drive new sales and double-digit growth of its group online subscription product for edweek.org and additional premium publications.

The successful candidate will assist in meeting group online subscription goals by identifying and closing contracts with new clients and maintaining high renewal rates among existing clients.

Major Responsibilities:
• Nurture and close leads generated by Group Online Subscriptions Marketing.
• Generate new leads through a variety of strategies such as tracking the industry, personal email outreach, SalesForce and cold calling.
• Provide online tours and demonstrate content value of edweek.org and other online publications to prospects.
• Use web analytics to help guide sales activity.
• Work closely with the Digital Content Sales & Marketing Manager in developing communications strategies and campaigns to current customers and prospects.
• Provide account management services for current customers.
• Use SalesForce to enter and track all sales activity.
• Report on weekly sales activity and attend monthly staff meetings.
• Handle administrative sales tasks such as periodic database maintenance.
• Keep current with industry trends.

Qualifications:
• Proven experience (minimum 2-3 years) of selling online content-focused individual and group subscriptions, or similar product or service.
• Ability to articulately speak to the value and role of premium content.
• Effectively make online presentations to key decision makers and C-level executives.
• Ability to close sales.
• Demonstrated creativity and ingenuity in prospecting for leads.
• Ability to foster long-term client relationships.
• Friendly and professional phone communication skills.
• Ability to craft creative emails that get attention, show a flair for style but are always professional.
• Self-motivated with a desire to work independently.
• Ability to work flexible hours.
• Ability to travel as requested.
• Familiarity with SalesForce.

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 rlanier@epe.org.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


EDITORIAL

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.


Lead 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 Lead 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 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.
• 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.


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.


Online, Commentary Intern, Education Week

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

Responsibilities include:
• Expanding Education Week Commentary’s social-media presence
• Monitoring opinion blogs and online forums
• Assisting in production of multi-media projects
• Assisting in blog production and writing
• Producing Education Week Commentaries and letters to the editor for edweek.org
• Updating relevant sections of edweek.org
• Fact-checking, proofreading, and other editorial duties

Qualifications:
The position requires a high level of comfort with Web production and technology, strong writing skills, attention to detail and organization, creativity, and an ability to work independently. Previous experience with social-media management and promotion is strongly desirable. The internship pays $10/hour. The successful candidate must be able to work up to 29 hours a week in the office.

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 or to Education Week, Dept. ER, 6935 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. 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.


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.


RESEARCH

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, market research, and audience panels

Priority will be given to candidates who are current graduate students or recent college graduates. The internship will have a flexible start date between July and mid-September. It will continue through January 2016 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 2016. 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. EOE


Research Analyst

Position Overview:
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the non-profit publisher of Education Week, the most respected name in education journalism, seeks a highly intelligent and motivated Research Analyst to support key data collection and analysis projects for the organization. The position will report to the Director of the Education Week Research Center.

Responsibilities:
The research analyst will contribute to a range of mission-critical, data-driven research and analysis projects. These projects will include: designing and analyzing databases from original surveys and original data collections; cleaning and analyzing large data sets from the federal government and other public sources; developing data presentations and visualizations; collecting and coding qualitative data; and contributing to the writing, editing, and production of research reports. The analyst will be part of a team working on high-profile Education Week projects, including the paper’s Quality Counts and Diplomas Counts annual reports. The research analyst will also support cross-departmental research initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree in a relevant field
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in quantitative research and analysis
  • Strong quantitative skills and interests, and the ability to work with and develop insights from real-world data
  • Experience with statistical analysis applications (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS)
  • Familiarity with sample survey methodology and instrument construction
  • Demonstrated research and technical abilities, particularly working with large federal data sets (e.g., from the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education)
  • Capacity to present findings effectively in prose, graphics, and dialogue
  • Tenacious work ethic and project efficiency, meticulousness, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently and as a positive contributor in team environments
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the confidence to work with senior executives
  • Uncompromising integrity and maturity, positive attitude, and grace under pressure

Details:
The research analyst job will be a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a generous benefits package.

Editorial Projects in Education is a non-profit media 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 ResearchJobs@epe.org

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Survey Analyst

Position Overview:
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the non-profit publisher of Education Week, the most respected name in education journalism, seeks a highly intelligent and motivated Survey Analyst to support key projects for the organization’s editorial and business operations. The Survey Analyst will report to the Director of the Education Week Research Center and will also work closely with the organization’s senior editorial and business executives.

Responsibilities:
The Survey Analyst will execute a range of mission-critical, data-driven research and analysis projects. These projects will include: policy research, topical polls, audience panel creation and maintenance, audience surveys, customized research for clients and internal stakeholders, interviews, and market research. Projects will: contribute to Education Week and other EPE publications, provide actionable intelligence to senior organizational leadership; and support initiatives across departments, including advertising, audience development, live events, and custom research. The Survey Analyst will contribute to project design, execution, and analysis, with a particular focus on new-product development and expansion of the Research Center’s portfolio.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree in a relevant field
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in research and analysis
  • Demonstrated research and technical skills, particularly developing and executing sample survey projects, data analysis, and maintaining longitudinal research panels
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, especially the ability to work with real-world data and translate data into insights
  • Experience with online survey tools, email marketing and communications platforms, and/or statistical analysis platforms preferred
  • Interest in K-12 education, market research, communications, marketing and advertising, and/or the challenges facing 21st century media companies
  • Capacity to present findings effectively in prose, graphics, and dialogue
  • Tenacious work ethic and project efficiency, meticulousness and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently and as a positive contributor in team environments
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the confidence to work with senior executives
  • Uncompromising integrity and maturity, positive attitude, and grace under pressure

Details:
The Survey Analyst will be a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a generous benefits package. Position is not remote. The selected candidate must be available to start work fulltime in our Bethesda office within a few weeks of hiring.

EPE is a non-profit 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 with salary requirements to ResearchJobs@epe.org

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.