EdWeek Market Brief, a business-focused publication that covers the fast-evolving K-12 marketplace and the universe of companies operating within it, is seeking an intern to assist our reporting team with its coverage.
Based in Bethesda, MD, EdWeek Market Brief (https://marketbrief.edweek.org), is a digital-first publication and membership service that produces journalism, analysis, and original data on the K-12 market. One of the primary objectives of EdWeek Market Brief is to give companies, nonprofits, and other organizations that are either doing business with schools or studying the market insights on schools’ most pressing needs and priorities. Our reporting and research has been nationally recognized, and we are known for our brisk writing, in-depth stories, and our original data collection and analysis.
EdWeek Market Brief’s parent company is Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit 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. EPE also oversees the digital-first publication Education Week.
This internship is for 22 hours of work per week. Compensation will be an hourly wage of $14.00 per hour.
This position requires solid reporting and writing skills. Some experience with data visualization, either through professional experience or academic studies, is preferred. Experience with frameworks like Infogram and Flourish is a plus. The intern would assist the editorial team with its weekly reporting at the intersection of the education business community and school districts, and help us translate our original research on the market into compelling, clear stories. Among the intern’s core duties:
Writing both quick-turnaround and longer term stories about the education industry, work that requires interviewing sources across the business sector and within K-12 school systems.
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;
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 and Skills
An interest in business and/or education reporting. Preferably, candidate would have some experience reporting in one or the other;
An interest in data journalism and analysis;
Strong news judgement; 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.
EdWeek Market Brief and its parent organization, EPE, is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. Given lingering public health concerns with COVID, the intern is likely to be asked to work remotely.
To apply for the contractor position please send resume, cover letter, and five writing samples to EdWeek Market Brief Managing Editor Sean Cavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send inquiries about freelance opportunities to the same address.
Strong reporting and writing skills. Experience with either business and/or education reporting is not required, though having an interest in these topics is important.