Staff Writer - EdWeek Market Brief
Company: Education Week
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Education Week is seeking a staff writer to join the EdWeek
Market Brief editorial team.
About The Company
is an award-winning business publication and intelligence service
that covers the dynamic, multi-billion-dollar K-12 marketplace and
the universe of companies operating within it. It provides
journalism, analysis, and original research on the industry for
businesses that include major, publicly traded companies through
scrappy startups producing technology and an array of other
products. 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.
The parent company for Education Week is Editorial Projects in
Education (EPE), a non-profit 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.
The individual hired for this position will serve as a staff writer
and industry analyst covering a far-ranging, national business
beat. The individual will report and write about critical trends
and developments in the K-12 marketplace for a business audience.
The position requires solid reporting skills and abundant
curiosity. It is strongly preferred that the individual have
expertise in business or education reporting. We are open reporters
who have covered any number of beats and industries, as long as
they have an interest in developing an expertise in the
fast-evolving education market.
We need someone who is digitally savvy, conscientious, and
solution-focused, who thrives in the fast-paced and ever-changing
environment that is digital news, and who is willing to take on
multiple tasks as assigned.
Working in tandem with other EdWeek Market Brief reporters and
editors, the staff writer will carry out a number of essential
- Producing engaging and insightful stories about the interplay
between education companies and school districts that are seeking
to buy product and services from them;
- Analyzing and writing about original survey data EdWeek Market
Brief collects from K-21 officials and businesses in the
- Playing a prominent role in organizing and participating in
EdWeek Market Brief live events, such as webinars and virtual
conferences, including presenting and/or moderating content;
- Analyzing and interpreting industry data, company financial
reports, and original survey data collected by EdWeek Market
- Promoting our content to outside audiences, through the
production of newsletters and active participation in social
- Contributing to special reports offering in-depth looks at
shifts in the market and their impact on industry.
- Developing expertise in understanding how the work of education
companies can contribute to or impede school districts' efforts to
promote racial equity and serve diverse populations.
Qualifications And Skills
- Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years related experience in a
- A strong grasp of business issues, including the flow of
venture capital, the work of publicly traded and privately operated
companies, and business strategy.
- Knowledge of the field of K-12 education or a hunger to learn
more about it.
- Strong news judgment: ability to recognize news and trends in
education and conceptualize appropriate stories and other content
with an eye to audiences of business leaders.
- 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
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, most of our staff is still working remotely, but
we are beginning to transition staff back to the Bethesda office as
conditions allow. 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
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
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