Assistant Managing Editor

Education Week

Bethesda, MD, USA, United States

Date Posted March 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers, Magazines / Publishing, Nonprofit
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time


Education Week, an independent, nonprofit media organization that provides news, analysis, and research on K-12 American education, is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor to join our newsroom. This position is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

Job Summary

Education Week is seeking a versatile and strategic Assistant Managing Editor to join our mission-driven newsroom to oversee our portfolio of editorial newsletters and manage a two-person team of reporters who cover a range of general assignment topics and issues in K-12 which could include reading instruction, teachers’ experiences and mindsets, and how technology shapes what and how students learn.

We are looking for an editor who understands K-12 education and can articulate a vision for coverage on topics that are fresh, insightful, and highly relevant for a professional audience. This AME will join a seasoned and energetic editing team dedicated to helping reporters be highly productive while building deep subject matter expertise and strong connections with our audiences. This editor plays a key leadership role in EdWeek’s overall newsletter strategy and execution, collaborating with colleagues across the organization to optimize our newsletter portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • MANAGEMENT: Lead and manage 2 reporters, working with them as a team and as individuals to develop and execute coverage plans, guide story development, provide rigorous editing, and ensure steady publishing of content
  • NEWSLETTERS: Serve as editorial lead on Education Week’s newsletter team, with focus on content strategy, editing, and occasional writing for EdWeek Update, The Savvy Principal, The Strategic District Leader, The Top 7, and time-limited newsletters.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Visual and Immersive Experience and Digital News Strategy teams to develop and execute compelling visual and multimedia journalism
  • 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, using EdWeek’s audience analytics, and other activities as necessary
  • Develop and produce Special Reports in collaboration with Editorial Leadership team
  • Collaborate with editorial and business-side colleagues to help shape live and virtual events
  • Help coordinate efforts 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


  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least 5-7 years’ related experience in a news, media, information, or education organization, preferably with at least two years of editing experience
  • Knowledge of the field of K-12 education is preferred, but must have a strong curiosity and willingness to learn
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient in editorial software programs and comfortable adapting to changing technologies in those programs

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. 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.

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. During the post-pandemic era, our staff has continued to work in a remote posture pending working requirements. We are in the process of developing a Future of Work policy that anticipates greater in-office engagement. 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.

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Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.