Careers at EdWeek

Editor-in-Chief

The Organization

Education Week, flagship brand of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), has a 39-year history of serving the nation with independent and highly respected journalism, research, data, and community. As the pre-eminent resource in the pre-K-12 field, Education Week engages readers with important education news, meaningful analysis, outside opinion, and distinctive explanatory and investigative journalism across a range of digital and print platforms as well as through live and virtual events.

Education Week has been described as a strategic national asset and has provided particularly critical service during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its reach is unique in its breadth and depth, serving policymakers and practitioners both within the pre-K-12 system and across the range of government agencies, legislative bodies, state executives, and public and private institutions that effectively set the agenda for American elementary and secondary education.

The organization successfully relaunched its core platform, edweek.org, in December 2020 with an audience-centric design and a new CMS, along with other new technologies. Early results have been impressive.

EPE is an entrepreneurial non-profit media organization with a double bottom-line focus. A mission orientation is combined with a strong desire to evolve EPE’s projects and products to improve U.S. pre-K-12 education, to serve the audience, and to ensure EPE’s sustainability. About 75 percent of its revenue comes from subscribers and advertisers, and more than 80% of this is generated from digital products and services. Remaining support comes from a committed group of philanthropic funders.

EPE is committed to the idea that investing in excellent journalism will generate paid content/reader revenue, and that putting readers first aligns the organization’s business goals with EPE’s journalistic mission. Edweek.org serves 1.8 million registered users who generate close to 4 million page views each month and its work is regularly highlighted through robust social media channels and a variety of partnerships. The print edition reaches more than 100,000 subscribers and readers.

Position Summary

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is the most senior editorial management role of Education Week. Reporting to the CEO, this leader will be a key partner to her in helping further institutionalize a culture of modern, top-quality journalism practices, strategic innovation, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The EIC will head an accomplished and creative team of digital/print journalists, video correspondents, producers, and designers across all platforms. He or she will be responsible for the continued development of the team needed to support a modern newsroom that is audience-centric, data-informed, and competitive in today’s fast-changing media landscape. He or she is charged with helping to create the leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Education Week newsroom and ensuring successful execution.

As a member of the executive team, the EIC will collaborate at a high level with the EdWeek Research Center, Audience Engagement & Analytics, Marketing, Advertising & Marketing Solutions, Accounting, Fundraising, and IT to help drive product innovation, audience engagement, and revenue.

Scope and Impact of the Role

It’s an exciting time to take the reins of the Education Week newsroom. Education continues to dominate the news, especially considering the pandemic, and so the opportunity and the responsibility of the brand—and by extension the EIC—are greater than ever. The organization has experienced major transformation in the last five years (e.g., digital innovation and new and expanded revenue streams). Furthermore, while many media companies suffered in the last 18 months, EPE/Education Week experienced some of the best financial results in its history. EPE is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial journalist and editor with demonstrated people management success to help lead the organization through its next exciting stage of growth and evolution.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead in setting an ambitious editorial vision and voice for all content across platforms and formats to ensure Education Week presents its pre-K-12 journalism in an accessible, actionable, and audience-centric way.
  • Lead and manage an editorial staff of about 40, plus a robust group of freelancers, in collaboration with the senior team of editors. Align staffing structure, job responsibilities, and staff skills with strategic objectives. Foster a creative and productive work environment geared to serving the needs of Education Week’s audience while also advancing staff members’ professional growth.
  • Foster an empowering culture, committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion among all staff and within the work.
  • Help drive storytelling and content-driven product innovation across the Education Week newsroom and on a growing range of platforms, further deepening the quality, reach, and impact of the digital report.
  • Continue to position Education Week as a leader in data-driven journalism and play an active role in advancing its visual and interactive journalism, helping to support best practices in presenting digital news design.
  • Work strategically with senior EPE staff to identify editorial areas where Education Week can effectively combine its signature journalism and research with multi-platform strategies to support revenue objectives.
  • Stay abreast of innovations in the content and media world and help identify and create new editorial franchises that appropriately expand how people think of the Education Week brand and that support strategic EPE objectives.
  • Drive enhancements to existing products and services based on customer and market insight and provide input into new-product development. Encourage the use of analytics to better understand how readers and viewers are connecting with EPE’s work, and to help inform content decisions.
  • Lead in setting and upholding the ethical framework and standards for editorial and, in collaboration with the senior team of editors, address ethical, safety, and legal issues as they arise. Serve as a wise arbiter who respects different viewpoints and who can achieve effective resolutions of disagreements.
  • Play an active and strategic role in development/fundraising activities related to Education Week’s journalism, while further deepening the partnership between editorial operations and EPE’s development team.
  • Represent Education Week journalism as a public face and voice in media appearances and at education, professional, industry, and EPE events.
  • Help forge external partnerships with outside parties that can advance the organization’s news, information dissemination, and public affairs missions.
  • Guide and help manage budgets and use solid financial skills to help evaluate potential editorial investments.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership and people-management skills, with a keen eye for talent; an ability to motivate staff members and develop high-performing, diverse teams; and experience in leading teams through change at scale and with empathy.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and structurally. Must be adept at identifying and responding to changing media trends and emerging technologies, with a clear vision of the ways they can be used for audience development and revenue growth.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a passion for strategic innovation and an understanding of business drivers; a track record of developing and launching projects or editorial products; and a sophisticated appreciation for analytics, metrics, and other ways that audience data can inform content decisions.
  • Strong news-storytelling and daily journalism background and proven success in developing content for multiple platforms.
  • Business acumen and strong desire to collaborate with technology and business colleagues to support revenue goals.
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves work ethic and a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, with a commitment to continuous improvement and accountability. Track record of endurance and comfort with change and ambiguity.
  • Ability to communicate with credibility and respect to staff members, other colleagues, and external audiences. Must be a good listener who blends a consultative approach with a confident decision-making style.
  • Clear appreciation for EPE’s mission and a readiness to enthusiastically advance its work.
  • Unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character; demonstrated high standards of moral, ethical, and professional behavior. High emotional intelligence.

Experience and Education

  • 12+ years of relevant work experience in a media organization with increasing levels of success and responsibility, including 6+ years of experience at management levels.
  • Strong background in digital news, with an explanatory and public-service orientation preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Key Contacts

Karen Danziger, Managing Partner, 917-847-0305, kdanziger@kollersearch.com

Whitney Guest Sisler, Senior Director, 917-373-9004, wsisler@kollersearch.com


Advertising Sales Executive

Education Week, the nation’s leading authority for K-12 education new, information, and analysis, seeks a Sales Executive to drive revenue for its Advertising and Marketing Solutions business (AMS).

About Education Week

At Education Week, we believe that an equitable—and excellent—education for all students is possible, and we empower the field to make it a reality. As a leading authority in pre-K-12 education, Education Week is the comprehensive cornerstone for educators, policymakers, and business leaders, providing trusted and non-partisan journalism and research insights that inspire critical conversations and meaningful action.

Edweek.org and Education Week in print engage readers with indispensable news, actionable analysis, outside opinion and commentary, and distinctive explanatory and investigative journalism. EdWeek Market Brief, our digital intelligence report for education business leaders, provides original reporting, deep analysis and proprietary, data-driven research focused on school district purchasing and priorities. And EdWeek TopSchoolJobs connects the nation’s leading educators and business leaders with career insights and high-profile and in-demand professional opportunities. We serve the field and connect all voices in the education community with our projects across digital, print, and video platforms and through live and virtual events. Education Week is an entrepreneurial non-profit media organization with a double bottom-line focus. We combine a mission orientation with a strong desire to evolve our projects to serve our audience and to ensure our growth and sustainability.

Job Summary

This individual contributor role provides an excellent opportunity for a high-performing, consultative, B2B sales executive to work for 1) a market-leading brand with great products, and 2) an organization dedicated to unlocking opportunities and inspiring positive change in K-12 education.

EdWeek’s independent journalism serves a diverse audience of over one million leaders, practitioners, industry execs, and policy makers working in K-12 education. The Sales Executive will generate revenue from a powerful suite of K-12 marketing products – including digital/newsletter advertising, lead gen services, virtual events, content marketing, and custom research – that connect K-12 marketers and education companies with our audience of school district leaders, principals, teachers, and other K-12 professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an assigned territory to achieve revenue goals by developing and implementing long term growth strategy.
  • Research, identify and qualify prospective new leads and clients.
  • Schedule and execute sales calls to develop deep and wide relationships.
  • Conduct formal presentations and consultative sales meetings for clients.
  • Effectively manage issues and objections from clients related to cost, value, and merchandising.
  • Provide excellent account management to maintain and increase revenue from existing clients.
  • Meet (or exceed) quarterly revenue quotas.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5 or more years in a consultative B2B sales role with a history of achieving or surpassing quota.
  • Experience selling advertising or other products/services to senior-level B2B marketers.
  • Expertise in:
    • Building and executing territory strategy and key account plans
    • Breaking through to hard-to-reach prospects and accounts
    • Managing and growing existing customers
    • Pipeline management and forecasting
    • Selling in a virtual environment (e.g., great email and video communication skills)
  • Ability to balance new sales, account management, and customer growth responsibilities.
  • Commitment to sales process. Great organizational skills.
  • Excellent discovery skills. Must be able to uncover customer pain and respond to challenges with ideas and solutions that build long-term relationships.
  • Strategic thinker willing use data (e.g. CRM reports) to develop territory and account strategy, and to drive their own tactical improvement.
  • Curiosity and desire to develop knowledge in B2B marketing and K-12 education.
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement. Must be open to coaching and willing to adapt.
  • Intense focus on results and ability to thrive in a culture of accountability.
  • Comfort working in a commissioned sales environment with a competitive base salary and significant potential for upside.
  • Excellent listening, organizational, oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Location: Flexible based on applicant’s location. We’ll consider FT remote staff operating within the continental U.S., or staff who are able to work out of our Bethesda, MD office.

Benefits and Perks

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD, within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), PTO, and tuition assistance. We value innovation, leadership, diverse perspectives, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education. As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!


Email Marketing Specialist

Education Week, the nation’s leading authority for K-12 education news, information, and analysis, seeks an Email Marketing Specialist to join its Marketing team.

Job Summary

The Email Marketing Specialist has primary responsibility for creating email marketing campaigns to promote a product or service and email marketing journeys to nurture an audience. In collaboration with marketing stakeholders this position determines target audience, devises campaign, and launches email campaign to create conversions, generate leads or nurture audience segments for the business as a member of the marketing team. This critical role is responsible for ensuring high-quality, accurate and timely delivery of email campaigns and journeys while being the primary owner of audience list health and Education Week advocate for email quality control standards.

Responsibilities

  • Establishes and documents policy and process for all email campaigns across the organization. Communicates and oversees that the policy and processes are being followed by business line owners sending emails.
  • Cross-train email work to other marketers and subject matter experts within Education Week, acting as primary owner of best practices and overseer of implementation of those best practices.
  • Collaborates with marketing product and service owners to produce the remainder of email marketing campaigns from start to finish, including recommendations on copy and HTML email design.
  • Oversee existing and develop new email journeys and triggered emails to nurture Education Week audiences in various lifecycle touchpoints.
  • Establish a method and teach method to SME’s on how to track and analyze marketing campaigns and share results with marketing stakeholders consistently. Perform directly on emails produced by position.
  • Use data and best practices to create email campaigns, journeys, and triggered emails.
  • Build and make recommendations on targeted send lists using several databases including Education Week’s customer data platform.
  • Build and maintain a formalized email calendar.
  • Build and maintain an email campaign brief document that captures and kicks off email requests from the organization.
  • Expectation of role is that 70% of responsibilities include direct production of email campaigns and journeys and 30% of responsibilities will be overseeing email sends by others in the organization and participating in strategic reviews.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with 2-3 years in email production.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends in email marketing and data governance.
  • Sound data analytics and reporting skills.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to communicate priorities to stakeholders and make rapid decisions to reflect opportunity.
    Proficient with Email Service Provider send platforms; experience in Marketo and BlueHornet/Mapp a plus.
  • Proficient with Customer Data Platforms; experience in Lytics a plus.
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies, ability to think strategically about use of new and emerging technologies and recommend and implement new ways to further develop the mission and goals of Education Week.

Benefits and Perks

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD, within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), PTO, and tuition assistance. We value innovation, leadership, diverse perspectives, and forward thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education. As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!


Staff Writer - Education Technology

Position Summary

The staff writer role at Education Week is the foundation of our place as the comprehensive cornerstone of news and information for the K-12 field. In our newsroom, reporters build and own the expertise and our editors and producers collaborate with them on the wide range of ways we share that expertise with our educator audience. Reporters write stories, brainstorm data visualizations, appear in videos, and moderate live and virtual events.

This open reporter position is to cover educational technology, learning environments, and future of work issues.

The Staff Writer for Technology & Learning Environments is a core position in our newsroom and its title reflects our expansive view of education technology. We believe the story of technology in education is not about cataloguing tech capabilities; but is instead about influence and impact. It’s about student experience and outcomes, and educator experience and engagement. The ways that technology is shaping the school experience and learning environments is one the most important stories of our time.

As part of a two-person reporting team, the technology and learning environments reporter is responsible for coverage showing how technology is at the intersection of virtually all the big challenges in K-12 education, shaping teaching and learning environments, curriculum, leadership, funding, equity, professional development, and the mental health of students and educators. The Staff Writer is expected to turn a critical eye on these areas, producing stories that show the strengths and weaknesses of educational technology and new instructional approaches or learning environments, providing our professional educator audience of readers with guidance and advice on how to address these big challenges in K-12 education.

The reporting team works closely with the assistant managing editor who oversees these areas of coverage to identify and produce the technology and learning environments stories that matter most to three key audiences: district leaders, principals, and teachers. The reporting team will collaborate with other reporting teams in the newsroom, as well as our visuals team and the EdWeek Research Center, to produce stories and information using a wide range of approaches that are visually compelling and driven by high-impact data.

We are in a pivotal moment for this reporting team. The pandemic launched a massive experiment in remote learning that elevated and tested ed-tech tools in ways that never could have been imagined. The results of that experiment will be parsed for years to come and this reporter will play a key role in figuring them out.

Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the editor, develop and execute a coverage plan on the impact of technology on K-12 education and learning environments.
  • Collaborate with a beat partner in a professional, constructive way.
  • Contribute high quality content for a daily newsletter for Education Week readers and a weekly newsletter about educational technology and learning environments.
  • Maintain a thorough, up-to-date understanding of education issues and developing trends.
  • Apply professional journalistic judgment to help determine appropriate stories, with particular attention to the big technology and learning environments stories that will generate interest among our key audiences.
  • Plan coverage in assigned areas, spotting developing trends and conceptualizing appropriate and newsworthy stories that produce significant online engagement.
  • Write stories in an engaging yet unbiased style.
  • Write well-organized, timely, polished news articles with an analytical and authoritative “voice.”
  • Include a diversity of voices in stories, paying close attention to racial, gender, and geographic representation.
  • Build and maintain a diverse source list for these coverage areas that is utilized by the two-person reporting team and others in the newsroom.
  • Design and deliver presentations about educational technology, learning environments, and other educational topics for key audiences of district leaders, principals, and teachers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, and at least 3-5 years related experience in a news/media/information organization.
  • Strong knowledge of the field of K-12 education or experience covering technology trends in other industries.
  • Ability to recognize news and trends and conceptualize stories and other content with an eye toward the needs of particular audience groups.
  • Strong research, reporting, and writing abilities.
  • Some comfort with public presentation either in-person or virtual.
  • Excellent hands-on editing skills, including superior command of standard written English grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation; strict attention to accuracy and the standards of professional journalism.
  • Curiosity about reader analytics and ability to learn from user data to inform story development or presentation decisions.
  • Ability to help manage projects as needed and work collaboratively across departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently; a self-starter.
  • Solid time-management and organizational skills; detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good team player, including willingness to assist others and share expertise.
  • Proficient in a variety of software and Web applications.
  • Background in working with data is a plus.
  • Extremely ethical and conscientious; displays a high level of integrity.
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies.
  • Motivation to learn new ways of delivering content beyond written stories, through video or audio, social media, crowdsourcing, and data visualizations.
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion in education journalism.

Benefits and Perks

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Md. We are within a short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our staff is still working remotely, but we are beginning to transition staff back to the Bethesda office as conditions allow. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), PTO, and tuition assistance. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education. As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Applicants, please submit a cover letter and 3 writing samples by August 31, 2021. Click HERE to apply!

Editorial Projects in Education Inc. (EPE) is pleased to present the Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

The fellowship is meant to honor and reflect the now-retired Gregory M. Chronister, who helped lead Education Week as executive editor for 11 years, and as managing editor, associate editor, and Commentary editor for 21 years before that. Greg was known for his commitment to producing balanced, thorough, high-quality reporting that could improve American education, and for his keen eye on journalistic detail and big-picture context.

The kindness and humanity that Greg showed his colleagues in the workplace have deeply informed Education Week’s journalism, which combines independent, incisive coverage with a belief in the critical importance of a civil discourse around highly contested issues of pre-K-12 policy and practice.

The Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship is taking a hiatus this year. Please check back in early 2021 for information on the fellowship.

Market Brief Intern

EdWeek Market Brief, a business-focused publication that covers the fast-evolving K-12 marketplace and the universe of companies operating within it, is seeking an intern to assist our reporting team with its coverage.

Based in Bethesda, MD, EdWeek Market Brief, is a digital-first publication and membership service that produces journalism, analysis, and original data on the K-12 market. One of the primary objectives of EdWeek Market Brief is to give companies, nonprofits, and other organizations that are either doing business with schools or studying the market insights on schools’ most pressing needs and priorities. Our reporting and research has been nationally recognized, and we are known for our brisk writing, in-depth stories, and our original data collection and analysis.

EdWeek Market Brief’s parent company is Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers, and other influencers with informed, independent, and highly respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education. EPE also oversees the digital-first publication Education Week.

Job Summary

This paid internship is for 22 hours of work per week.

This position requires solid reporting and writing skills. Some experience with data visualization, either through professional experience or academic studies, is preferred. Experience with frameworks like Infogram and Flourish is a plus. The intern would assist the editorial team with its weekly reporting at the intersection of the education business community and school districts and help us translate our original research on the market into compelling, clear stories.

Responsibilities

  • Writing both quick-turn around and longer-term stories about the education industry, work that requires interviewing sources across the business sector and within K-12 school systems.
  • Producing charts, graphics, and other data-visualizations using frameworks to be embedded in stories, to run as stand-alone pieces, and to be used in webinars and other presentations.
  • Working closely with researchers on the EdWeek Research team to analyze data and conceive of how to present it visually.
  • Helping create new data visualization features, such as data-resource hubs, on Market Brief’s website; and
  • Contributing to special research projects.

Qualifications and Skills

  • An interest in business and/or education reporting. Preferably, candidate would have some experience reporting in one or the other.
  • An interest in data journalism and analysis.
  • Strong news judgement: ability to recognize news and trends in education and conceptualize appropriate stories and other content with an eye to business and education audiences.
  • Skilled research, reporting, and writing abilities.
  • Curiosity about reader analytics and the ability to use data about audience trends to steer content.
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies.
  • Experience with Wordpress is a plus.

Benefits and Perks

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. Our staff is currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, so at this time, the intern will be asked to work remotely. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education. As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!


Marketing Lead Generation Intern

Education Week is currently seeking a Marketing Lead Generation Intern to join its Marketing team.

Job Summary

The EdWeek Marketing Lead Generation Intern will work with our Marketing team that focuses on curating and aggregating our content to support editorial and business objectives. This is a paid position that involves 25-29 hours per week (Monday-Friday) and can start as soon as possible with the possibility to extend through the Spring. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, not-for-profit media organization and support digital publishing, content curation, and audience outreach.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and develop various products from start to finish, including our curated digital publications (Spotlights), quizzes, and other projects as assigned.
  • Propose new methods of audience outreach and segmentation
  • Promote our products through social media and newsletter campaigns
  • Consult with Sales Executives to create products that satisfy client needs
  • Help with optimizing campaigns around A/B testing and search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Keyword research, ad copy, and other assistance for our Google Ads campaigns
  • Assist with our newsletter strategy work and completing parts of our 2-year strategic roadmap

Qualifications and Skills

  • Background or interest in education, advertising, publishing, journalism, or marketing preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with deadlines
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Ability to work independently with good time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to proofread copy
  • Working knowledge of Excel and basic knowledge of HTML preferred

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our staff is still working remotely, but we are beginning to transition staff back to the Bethesda office as conditions allow. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education. As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!