Posted On: January 7, 2013
Media Organization: Education Week
Education Week is the independent, “go to” source of news and information on K-12 education. It seeks to advance the quality of K-12 education in other ways as well, using a variety of tools both old and new. Its EPE Research Center amasses authoritative data for the high-profile Counts reports, does commissioned work for outside clients, and packages topically themed Education Week Spotlight reports. A new line of Education Week Leadership Forums connects school leaders with colleagues and leading experts, and EPE webinars bring fresh insights and advice to educators online. A centuries-old medium, books, has a place in the mix through the Education Week Press.
In the sixth decade since its founding, EPE remains true to its mission: raising the level of understanding and discourse on critical issues in American education.
Education Week is seeking an enterprising, business-savvy journalist to expand a high-priority line of coverage on the burgeoning “education industry” and rapidly emerging public and private efforts to foster educational innovation. This job offers an entrepreneurially minded reporter-editor the chance to grow professionally while working with Education Week’s senior team on primarily digital journalistic and informational products that chronicle, analyze, and aggregate developments in K-12 business and innovation. He/she will be part of a thriving newsroom whose authoritative reporting, in print and on edweek.org, sets the national standard for coverage of precollegiate education.
Qualifications: An applicant must be conversant with business, finance, and markets and should have at least three years of related experience as a writer, editor, or analyst in a news or information organization. He/she must be able to track and interpret developments across a range of enterprises, from entrepreneurial startups to major publicly traded companies to initiatives backed by social venture philanthropies. He/she should also have a good grasp of the forces, such as digital technology, that are causing change and driving innovation in the 21st century. He/she must have excellent reporting and writing skills and an enthusiasm for using blogs, social media, and other online and digital tools available to journalists. Experience covering K-12 education or the education industry is not required, but an applicant must be committed to applying his/her knowledge of business and innovation to this vitally important sector of society.
Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Kevin Bushweller, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week, 6935 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814.