|Date Posted||September 16, 2020|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires, Nonprofit|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
Education Week is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor to join its newsroom.
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
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.
Profile of the Ideal Candidate
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.