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Assistant Managing Editor

Education Week is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor to join its newsroom.

Position Summary
The Assistant Managing Editor role for Education Week is a vital position in our news operation as these editors are most directly responsible for planning coverage and guiding our reporting efforts. At the same time, these editors sit at the forefront of our strategic imperative to develop deep expertise in the audience communities we serve. In our newsroom, each Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for supervising 2-4 reporters while also acting as our resident expert on one of the five main audience groups we serve (district leaders, principals, teachers, policy and industry leaders, and higher education professionals) for the purpose of guiding all newsroom efforts to provide news and information to that audience group.

We are a mission-driven news organization – one of the first non-profit newsrooms -- with a tradition of excellence and a passion for serving the K-12 education field. We’re looking for an editor who understands K-12 education and can articulate a vision for coverage on a range of topics that is fresh, insightful and highly relevant to the K-12 professional audience. Education Week is at an exciting point in its history, a time of transition and opportunity. We are making major investments in our digital operations through a strategic redesign of edweek.org, a major technology upgrade that includes a new CMS and exciting brand work. With these changes, the Assistant Managing Editor will join a seasoned and energetic editing team that will lead the newsroom through the transition to a new website. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with change and appreciates the importance of being the steady hand in a time of transformation.

At Education Week, we believe that our nation’s historic racism, primarily against Black people but others as well, has deeply influenced public education in a range of ways, from a patchwork funding system that sustains inequity of resources to echoing and perpetuating cultural biases in classrooms and curricula. Highlighting these impacts has long been a core tenet of our mission and we recognize that to properly serve that mission our organization must understand these influences much more deeply. In addition, our editors have often served as conduits for future EdWeek employees and we’re eager to expand our in-house networks to a wider, more diverse sphere of journalism. With those things in mind, we strongly encourage applications from journalists who are members of long-marginalized communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a group of 2-4 reporters, working with them to develop and execute coverage plans on their respective beats
  • Work one-on-one with individual reporters on their stories, providing guidance before and during the story development, and diligent editing of copy when the story is filed
  • Assure overall quality of all content produced by your reporter group
  • Coordinate closely with the Visual and Immersive Experience (VEX) team to assure that the visual expression of our journalism is properly considered and executed
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of one of our main audience groups – to be assigned by Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor – including attending professional conferences of that group, diving into EdWeek’s analytics on their content consumption and other activities as necessary
  • Serve as the voice of that audience group in daily news meetings and other newsroom activities, assuring that the news and information needs of the assigned audience group are always given consideration
  • Committed to exploring issues of equity, inclusion, racial and social justice in K-12
  • Develop and produce Special Reports as assigned
  • Serve as coordinator with EdWeek’s Development office on coverage supported through grants, including helping to develop grant proposals for new funding and providing reports for existing funding
  • Provide ‘second read’ editing on stories from other editors, as available
  • Work with social media and audience engagement teams on launch plans for stories and packages of stories to assure maximum exposure to the right audience

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least 5-7 years’ related experience in a news, media, information, or education organization
  • Extensive knowledge of the field of K-12 education; dedication to the mission of Education Week
  • Excellent news judgement, ability to recognize news and trends in education, and conceptualize appropriate coverage and content for Education Week and its multiple platforms
  • Excellent hands-on editing skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong orientation toward delivering results, able to set priorities and manage individuals to achieve them
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and audience
  • 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
  • Proficient in editorial software programs and comfortable adapting to changing technologies in those programs
  • Able to work flexible schedule as required to meet needs of business
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity

Profile of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent journalist
  • Experience leading creative professionals in a goal-oriented environment
  • Collaborative leader able to understand and demonstrate professionalism
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, with a high degree of integrity
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion in K-12 journalism
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

The Company
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.

We have a long history of creating journalism and research worthy of reader support that is supported by reader revenue, first in print and then starting in 2005 with the launch of a soft digital paywall. About 75 percent of Education Week’s revenue comes from subscribers and advertisers, with remaining support coming from a committed group of philanthropic funders. Although Education Week in print still has a solid paid subscription following, more than 70 percent of our publishing revenue comes from digital products and services. Today, we connect with close to two million visitors each month on edweek.org plus millions more through our print and off-platform channels.

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. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Bethesda office is currently closed, and our staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future. 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.

This job posting will remain open through October 2, 2020.

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JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP


Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship

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.


INTERNSHIPS



EdWeek Market Brief Intern

EdWeek Market Brief, a business-focused publication that covers the K-12 marketplace, is seeking an intern to help with data journalism and visualization.

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 with a nearly 40-year track record in print and online journalism 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.

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
This internship is for 22 hours of work per week. Compensation will be an hourly wage of $13.50 per hour.

This position requires solid reporting and writing skills, as well as experience in data visualization, either through professional experience or academic studies. Experience with frameworks like Infogram and Flourish is a plus. The intern would assist the editorial and data-visualization teams of EdWeek Market Brief with both news reporting on the intersection of business and education, as well as longer-term projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Writing stories based on original research conducted by EdWeek Market Brief and the EdWeek Research Center.
  • Integrating charts, graphics, and data visualizations with Market Brief’s website.
  • 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:

  • Experience in data journalism, and an interest in education reporting and/or business reporting.
  • Strong news judgment: 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. However, our staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all individuals to apply. All applications received will be considered on merit.

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!


Content Migration Intern

Education Week, the leading source of independent, hard-hitting news and information on the education world, is seeking a Content Migration Intern.

Job Summary
Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, has an opening for an intern to assist with Education Week’s digital transformation. We are looking for someone to work a regular schedule between 15-25 hours per week from home. The position pays $13.25 per hour.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic, not-for-profit organization and gain focused, supportive training and professional experience in online news production and content migration.

Education Week is currently undergoing a digital transformation that includes a strategic redesign of edweek.org and a major technology upgrade. As the Content Migration intern, you will be able to participate in this exciting, organization-wide effort. You will be on staff prior to, during, and after the launch of the new edweek.org.

Working closely with Education Week’s library and web team, you will primarily produce Education Week articles and ensure others meet our standards for publication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce stories from the EdWeek archives to appear on edweek.org
  • Enhance articles with visuals and other elements
  • Check articles for adherence to editorial and design standards
  • Tracking progress in Excel
  • Assist with other pre- and post-launch activities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong copy-editing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Background or interest in web production, the news industry, digitization projects, or library science
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • Team player, willing to assist others and share expertise
  • Basic knowledge of HTML preferred
  • Journalism or web production experience a plus

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.

We have a long history of creating journalism and research worthy of reader support that is supported by reader revenue, first in print and then starting in 2005 with the launch of a soft digital paywall. About 75 percent of Education Week’s revenue comes from subscribers and advertisers, with remaining support coming from a committed group of philanthropic funders. Although Education Week in print still has a solid paid subscription following, more than 70 percent of our publishing revenue comes from digital products and services. Today, we connect with close to two million visitors each month on edweek.org plus millions more through our print and off-platform channels.

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. However, our staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. 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!