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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

EDITORIAL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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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

Broadcast Correspondent, Education Week

Education Week, the nation’s premier news organization covering pre-K-12 education, is looking for a Broadcast Correspondent who can bring compelling, journalistic video stories to life for a national audience through a content partnership with the PBS NewsHour and an expanding Education Week Video unit. The Correspondent will work with producers, reporters, and editors to plan and produce story segments for the NewsHour and the Education Week website. The successful candidate will be able to generate story ideas, develop and maintain news sources, and work with the Education Week newsroom and video team to produce content across all media platforms.

We are looking for an inquisitive and thoughtful broadcast journalist who keeps abreast of innovations in television and digital news and can navigate the ever-changing information demands of the sophisticated news consumer. Demonstrated on-air success; strong storytelling skills; an ability to synthesize and explain complex issues; and a deep interest in the subject of education, with a beat reporter’s approach to coverage, are essential.

The Correspondent will be an employee of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the independent nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week. He or she will be based in our Bethesda, Md., main office and work directly with our innovative and well-regarded news and multimedia staff, as well as with a correspondent and producers in our New York bureau and key partners at the NewsHour.

Principal responsibilities:
• Serve as one of two main correspondents for the video production team, producing regular story segments, typically 4 to 8 minutes long, for the PBS NewsHour and additional video content for the Education Week website.
• Work with the Education Week news staff, photojournalists, film crews, and producers to create compelling and timely coverage of education news, trends, and issues from early childhood through higher education.
• Collaborate with PBS NewsHour producers to develop segments that fit their standards and coverage needs.
• Help conceptualize, report, write, and edit TV and digital news and feature stories for use in multiple outlets.
• Work collaboratively with editorial colleagues to develop and promote high-quality content.
• Establish a strong presence on social-media platforms to engage audiences, promote content, and help build the Education Week brand and reputation.
• Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
• At least five years’ experience as a television or radio broadcast reporter, preferably including coverage of education, with a strong knowledge base in education trends, issues, and policy.
• Excellent on-camera skills, with the ability to read narration and conduct interviews effectively, while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance, and voice quality.
• Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, highly collaborative environment to develop story segments of varying lengths for TV and the Web, preferably including experience shooting and editing broadcast and digital video.
• A discerning appreciation for changing formats and practices among news outlets (including broadcast and online) and an eagerness to try new ways of engaging and expanding the PBS NewsHour and Education Week audiences across different media platforms.
• Excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and understanding of and proficiency with digital reporting tools and approaches.
• Ability to work closely with colleagues in a collaborative manner during high-stress situations.
• Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time-management skills with careful attention to detail needed.
• Proficiency with social media, including an understanding of audience analytics and an ability to engage audiences across the digital space.
• A bachelor’s degree, with a major in communication, journalism, television broadcasting, or the equivalent preferred.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. EPE offers an excellent benefits package.

Location:
Education Projects in Education is in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant, close-in suburb of Washington, D.C. We are within walking distance of the Metrorail public transit system and are adjacent to the Capital Crescent biking and hiking trail. We offer our staff a collegial, respectful, and intellectually challenging workplace where they can grow professionally.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and samples of your work to Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, Managing Editor, Education Week, at kmanzo@epe.org or 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814. 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 29 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 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.


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 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. Hours cannot exceed 29 hours per week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contract Designer

Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE) is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week newspaper and edweek.org, covering issues in K-12 policy and practice for a large audience of education professionals, policymakers, and the public. we cultivate an all-hands-on-deck environment where ideas are encouraged from all levels of the organization. We pride ourselves on creating a challenging, vibrant, and exceptionally collaborative community. We are seeking a contract designer to work with our design team of 4 with primary focus on our print design and production, and support with work on online assets, promotional work, and potential for participating in development of interactive storytelling and/or multimedia reader experiences.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree with at least 1-2 years of related professional experience.
• Portfolio demonstrates SOLID design, color, and typography sensibilities.
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; particularly with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. Bonus: html, multimedia/interactive tools, and Excel.
• Specific experience with publication design, data visualization, web design, interactive storytelling, eblasts, and html is beneficial.
• Driven to research and employ emerging technologies, processes, and visual practices to explore visual storytelling on a variety of platforms.
• Possesses an ability to learn new procedures and programs quickly.
• Tenacious work ethic with an ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Excellent communication skills are essential.
• Effective time management, organization, and prioritization. Must be able to multitask and juggle multiple deadlines with humor, grace, and compassion for colleagues.
• Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity.
• Keyboard skills are essential as the position includes keying in changes and text with editorial team.

Duties:
• Print layout and production (news and special report layouts, data/info boxes, advertising, brochures).
• Development of visual assets for print/multimedia/web/social media.
• Help manage production schedules, deadlines, and budget.
• Maintains visual style, branding, and quality control across platforms.
• Works with Creative Director and Art Director. Helps conceive and design visual ideas in conjunction with reporters and editors and will include coordinating with freelance illustrators for spot illustrations.
• Create promotional ads, brochures, signs, pamphlets.
• Potential to assist with multimedia/interactive efforts.

Contract Hours
25 hours/week, on-site

EPE is located in the heart of Bethesda, within walking distance of the metro and adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and qualifications to recruiter@epe.org with "Contract Designer" in the Subject line. Links to portfolios encouraged, or attach at least 5 low resolution samples of work.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Photo Editing Intern, Education Week

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

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

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

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

Internship pay is $10 per hour.

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

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

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

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

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Live and Virtual Events Intern

Description
Editorial Project Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) seeks an intern who wants to be treated more as a team associate or colleague to actively write for, manage the content for, and develop new engagement ideas for Education Week live and virtual event’s Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages. This intern will play a pivotal role on the Events Team as we manage a growing portfolio of live and virtual events and extend the work of the leading news organization covering American K-12 education.

We seek a confident team player with a leadership/take-charge personality who can help develop, position, and promote the content of public live and virtual programs for our K-12 subscribers and new audiences alike.

Tasks
The ideal candidate possesses the ability to spearhead, collaborate, and generally drive the bus on a wide range of the activities including the following:
• Writing and editing social media for Education Week Events.
• Creating and maintaining a comprehensive social media strategy to promote live and virtual events, including monitoring blog posts from edweek.org to promote social media and webinars.
• Organizing and planning (and then evaluating results from) live and virtual events.
• Working with editorial colleagues to organize webinar speakers and the legal documentation of their virtual events.
• Identifying and selecting relevant content for edweekevents.org
• Processing photos, video, and other multimedia work from the Web for public communications
• Organizing and sometimes running cross departmental live events team meetings when the Director of Programming, Live and Virtual Events is out of the office or on travel
• Writing weekly and monthly reports analyzing the effectiveness of social media and other communications sent through this team.
• Spearheading creative and innovative projects to improve Education Week Event’s social media presence—including use of LinkedIn, Storify, Wordpress, or other communication tools.

The editorial events intern works under the direct supervision of the Director of Programming, Live and Virtual Events, and with the Events Content Associate in collaboration with many other EPE departments including—Research Center, Editorial, Sales and Marketing, Art and Photography Departments, Finance, and Production.

Qualifications
The candidate for this position should possess a working knowledge of both education and media and have an outstanding grasp of Facebook, Twitter and a working knowledge of the social media platforms listed above. The candidate should have strong communication skills both written and verbal. We prefer big-picture thinkers who possess a sound aptitude for details in both longer-form written content and social media content development. Web-production experience, understanding of graphics and photo editing and moderate HTML skills are a plus, but not required. Experience with organizing events is highly valued.

Self-motivated, reliable, prompt candidates with a strong work ethic and a highly developed sense of humor excel here. You must be able to meet deadlines, juggle several tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and then know how to enjoy yourself.

Education Week needs a commitment of 20+ hours per week for its part time interns, preferring two to three days a week. Interns are paid $10 per hour.

Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Go-getters most highly sought after.

We especially welcome associates with an interest in K-12 education, media and journalism, event promotions, event marketing, social media communications, public relations, and/or production experience.

With the 2016 elections coming, we expect to be producing live and virtual events around the national elections. If you are particularly interested in the politics of K-12 education, we encourage you to apply.

We are Metro-accessible, a short walk from the Red Line in downtown Bethesda.

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

Matthew Cibellis
Director of Programming, Live & Virtual Events
Education Week
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Md. 20814

or

e-mail to mcibellis@epe.org.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Web Architect

Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE), the leading voice in American K-12 education journalism, is excited to be offering the position of Web Architect. This is a newly crafted role at EPE that seeks to combine the technical skills of web content publishing with strategic leadership. The person that is hired for this position will be a key player in the coming overhaul of EdWeek.org and its associated online publications.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent technical training. A Master’s in a technical field is a bonus.
• 5+ years of experience in digital content publishing.
• A solid background in web development including Agile methodology, LAMP stack administration, server- and client-side frameworks, and version control/deployment management.
• The ability to provide strategic thinking, solutions, and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.
• A track record of working well with multidisciplinary teams to accomplish organizational goals.
• Worked in an environment supporting both desktop and mobile users.
• Hands-on experience with CMS administration, maintenance, and development. Previous involvement in CMS migration is a major plus.
• Exposure to content web strategy: visitor conversion (driving registrations and subscriptions), SEO, leveraging web analytics, reader engagement strategy.
• Familiarity with cloud hosting (AMS, Azure, etc) and A/B testing (Optimizely, Adobe Target, etc) are a plus.

Major responsibilities and duties include:
• Project management for many of our Development Operations initiatives.
• Control of development workflow. This consists of reviewing requests, prioritizing them, and managing the flow of tasks sent to our contract developers.
• Management of Development Operations vendors, including outside developers, web hosting firms, and 3rd-party web software providers.
• Oversight of EPE’s web architecture including the hosting environment, web servers, CMS, and integrated solutions. The person hired to this position will be tasked with ensuring that EPE has the most flexible, efficient, secure, and cost-effective architecture possible.
• Deployment management for multiple staging and production servers. Candidate should be familiar with principals of QA testing and version control.

To Apply: Send applications to recruiter@epe.org with the subject “Web Architect”. Please include a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

Editorial Projects in Education 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.