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CURRENT OPENINGS

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

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.


EDITORIAL

Assistant Commentary Editor

Education Week/edweek.org, the respected “go to” source for news and information on K-12 education, is seeking an energetic, versatile, enterprising, and organized Assistant Commentary Editor who will work closely with the Commentary Editor to select, commission, and publish first-rate opinion content for policymakers, administrators, frontline educators, and wider audiences.

Published by the independent nonprofit corporation Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), Education Week/edweek.org spans multiple platforms, including mobile and desktop websites; a weekly print edition; an array of e-newsletters; some 50 news and opinion blogs; print and digital special reports; live and virtual events; e-book publishing; and a robust presence on social media and other content-sharing sites. Education Week/edweek.org is a forward-thinking media organization whose commitment to creatively using the tools of 21st-century journalism is built on a strong foundation of 30-plus years’ experience in providing sophisticated, explanatory coverage of precollegiate education.

Applicants for the Assistant Commentary Editor position must be enthusiastic about employing the full range of those media tools, in collaboration with the Commentary Editor and other colleagues, to enhance presentation of opinion essays and other opinion content. They likewise must be committed to improving and expanding Education Week’s service to its readers.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Commentary Editor participates in the selection, solicitation, and editing of essays by outside authors, letters to the editor, and online-only opinion content in consultation with the Commentary Editor. The Assistant Commentary Editor works with the Commentary Editor to think broadly and innovatively about how to advance the national discourse on public policy in the opinion sections of Education Week/edweek.org, and engage its readership of education professionals, policy experts, and other readers. The Assistant Commentary Editor works with the Commentary Editor to develop new opinion offerings, as well as to advance the use of social-media tools, with the aim of fostering a lively but civil virtual community to explore K-12 issues. The Assistant Commentary Editor works in conjunction with the Commentary Editor to engage with the design, photo, and online-production staffs to ensure the effective and attractive presentation of opinion content. In addition, the Assistant Commentary Editor works with the Commentary Editor, other editorial staff members, and other departments of EPE in strategic planning for Education Week/edweek.org and EPE, and in the creation and maintenance of efficient and effective processes for carrying out the organization’s mission, goals, and projects.

Qualifications: Prefer at least three years’ related experience in a news/media/information or education/policy organization. He or she must have keen editorial judgment, an aptitude for and understanding of the K-12 policy landscape, an ability to identify emerging ideas and new voices in education, strong hands-on editing skills, and a knack for conceptualizing appropriate and varied opinion content for Education Week/edweek.org, related e-newsletters, and other editorial products. This job requires, as well, an understanding of the trends and forces reshaping news media, an appetite for innovation and experimentation in the delivery of opinion content and information, and an interest in and understanding of social-media platforms. It also demands an ability to work effectively both one-on-one and in teams, and to set priorities, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Individual must be highly organized, creative, and conscientious.

Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a competitive benefits package. The office is located in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant suburb just outside Washington, D.C., and is convenient to the Metrorail system and a popular bike trail. The building includes a staff fitness room. EPE is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Send letter and resume to Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich, at erich@epe.org.


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.


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.

Internship pay is $10 per hour.

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. The successful applicant will also be expected to accept and execute still and/or video assignments as requested.

Priority will be given to interns who can commit to 24-30 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

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.


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.


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 ideal candidate will be available immediately and able to continue through June or July 2015 for a minimum of 25 hours per week. A strong possibility exists for an intern wishing to continue beyond the spring semester to stay on through fall 2015. 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: ResearchIntern@epe.org. EOE