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


Content Marketing Manager

Education Week is looking for a Content Marketing Manager to join our Marketing team.

About Education Week

Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring nearly four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem. 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.

Education Week’s parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit 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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Content Marketing Manager is a dynamic position that is instrumental in owning and creating marketing content and event programming while aligning with the needs of our editorial and sales department. This role will be expected to intimately know and write for the K-12 audience and related segments while using techniques to drive digital engagement and conversions. The manager in this position will display a firm ability to manage projects to completion while meeting key performance indicators and deliverables.

Responsibilities

  • Project manage content marketing deliverables including programming and speaker scheduling for webinars, online summits, events, and other products as assigned
  • Write, edit or coordinate programming as needed for the project; this can take the form of organizing editorial work, reviewing and approving advertising client work or creating original marketing content for webinars, online summits, events and other products as assigned
  • Write, edit, coordinate content marketing promotion for webinars, online summits, events, and other products as assigned across multiple channels including email, web, print, and social
  • Take an active role in cross-promoting products throughout programs
  • Measure and report to leadership on ROI for Education Week content marketing projects and programs
  • Work with VP of Marketing to create and adhere to yearly budget requirement
  • Identify tech requirements and work with various departments to align platforms with projects and programs
  • Own and foster the professional development certification program for products
  • Partner with the Advertising and Marketing Solutions sales staff to:
    • Develop and curate internal content marketing that will drive awareness and leads for sales staff
    • Sell and execute custom content solutions
    • Support renewal and growth of largest strategic accounts via content strategy & recommendations
    • Provide oversight of internal departments and vendors that develop custom content solutions and project manage those activities and deliverables
  • Work with editorial staff to:
    • ensure consistent content strategy
    • provide recommendations and refine content strategy for webinars, online summits, events, and other products as assigned
    • attend meetings and provide updates to editorial staff on programs
    • identify and pursue guests and speakers to fulfill program deliverables
    • maintain guest and speaker confirmation status, contact information, handler specifics for programs
    • develop and help plan the annual long-range planning meeting and any mid-year planning meetings for the editorial management team, EdWeek Market Brief, and any other meetings (regular or ad hoc) needed to further EPE products, projects, and priorities
  • Supervise and direct Marketing Intern(s)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of related experience in cultivating, adapting, and developing content and event programming.
  • Knowledge in the field of K-12 education and marketing to this audience; existing contacts within the K-12 industry.
  • Basic Web-editing skills, as well as some multimedia skills (audio, visual, and social media).
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients.
  • Good team player, willingness to assist others, and share expertise.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excels in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Good working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Planner and various social media platforms.
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity.
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies, and ability to think strategically about use of new and emerging technologies
  • Exhibits willingness to try new things, adapts well to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and possesses ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

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.

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!