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Company: Education Writers Association
Position:
Help Improve the Quality and Quantity of
Education Journalism
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable

Description:

Programs Assistant

Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking an enthusiastic, mission-driven and experienced Programs Assistant who will thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment. The Programs Assistant is responsible for managing, producing and continuously improving EWA’s digital communications, online resources, and member-recognition activities, including its prestigious annual reporting contest, and other duties as assigned.

The Education Writers Association is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed society. As the national professional organization of members of the media who specialize in education, EWA has worked for more than 60 years to help journalists get the story right. Today, EWA members benefit from its high-quality training, information and customized support.

Primary responsibilities

  • Plan and manage annual National Awards for Education Reporting    
  • Develop, write and edit products such as EWA’s e-newsletters and other email communications that keep members up to date and drive traffic to EWA’s website
  • Identify and post articles, reports and data to EWA’s website
  • Help produce EWA online and in-person professional gatherings
  • Manage EWA’s social media presence, including monitoring trends and finding ways to enhance EWA’s presence
  • Write and produce occasional original content related to education news and policy for EWA’s website.

Essential Skills

  • Communication: Demonstrated writing and editing skills; effective verbal communication skills
  • Analytical problem-solving: Ability to think strategically, anticipating future developments and planning accordingly;proactively identify issues and generate recommendations
  • Project management: Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and balance competing priorities; experience in planning multi-step projects and reaching milestones on time without sacrificing accuracy and quality
  • Education journalism expertise: Awareness of critical education issues and their coverage, as well as key players in the field
  • Digital technology expertise: Identify and employ latest digital tools to ensure EWA stays up to date in its digital communications
  • Collaboration: Comfort working independently, as well as part of a team; proactively collaborate with EWA staff, members, and vendors on relevant projects

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated experience in journalism or communications, including developing and implementing strategies using various social media 
  • Background or passion for K-12 education, higher ed, and/or journalism.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred, but not required

 

Send a resume and a detailed cover letter (as attachments) explaining why your skills, interests and experience make this opportunity the right fit to programsjob@ewa.org. Be sure to include your salary expectations.


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