Location: Bethesda, MD
Beat: Education: Pre-K, K-12, higher education
Position Type: Full Time
Education Week, the nation’s premier news organization covering pre-K-12 education, is looking for a Broadcast Correspondent who can bring compelling, journalistic video stories to life for a national audience through a content partnership with the PBS NewsHour and an expanding Education Week Video unit. The Correspondent will work with producers, reporters, and editors to plan and produce story segments for the NewsHour and the Education Week website. The successful candidate will be able to generate story ideas, develop and maintain news sources, and work with the Education Week newsroom and video team to produce content across all media platforms.
We are looking for an inquisitive and thoughtful broadcast journalist who keeps abreast of innovations in television and digital news and can navigate the ever-changing information demands of the sophisticated news consumer. Demonstrated on-air success; strong storytelling skills; an ability to synthesize and explain complex issues; and a deep interest in the subject of education, with a beat reporter’s approach to coverage, are essential.
The Correspondent will be an employee of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the independent nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week. He or she will be based in our Bethesda, Md., main office and work directly with our innovative and well-regarded news and multimedia staff, as well as with a correspondent and producers in our New York bureau and key partners at the NewsHour.
- Serve as one of two main correspondents for the video production team, producing regular story segments, typically 4 to 8 minutes long, for the PBS NewsHour and additional video content for the Education Week website.
- Work with the Education Week news staff, photojournalists, film crews, and producers to create compelling and timely coverage of education news, trends, and issues from early childhood through higher education.
- Collaborate with PBS NewsHour producers to develop segments that fit their standards and coverage needs.
- Help conceptualize, report, write, and edit TV and digital news and feature stories for use in multiple outlets.
- Work collaboratively with editorial colleagues to develop and promote high-quality content.
- Establish a strong presence on social-media platforms to engage audiences, promote content, and help build the Education Week brand and reputation.
- Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- At least five years’ experience as a television or radio broadcast reporter, preferably including coverage of education, with a strong knowledge base in education trends, issues, and policy.
- Excellent on-camera skills, with the ability to read narration and conduct interviews effectively, while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance, and voice quality.
- Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, highly collaborative environment to develop story segments of varying lengths for TV and the Web, preferably including experience shooting and editing broadcast and digital video.
- A discerning appreciation for changing formats and practices among news outlets (including broadcast and online) and an eagerness to try new ways of engaging and expanding the PBS NewsHour and Education Week audiences across different media platforms.
- Excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and understanding of and proficiency with digital reporting tools and approaches.
- Ability to work closely with colleagues in a collaborative manner during high-stress situations.
- Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time-management skills with careful attention to detail needed.
- Proficiency with social media, including an understanding of audience analytics and an ability to engage audiences across the digital space.
- A bachelor’s degree, with a major in communication, journalism, television broadcasting, or the equivalent preferred.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. EPE offers an excellent benefits package.
LOCATION: Education Projects in Education is in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant, close-in suburb of Washington, D.C. We are within walking distance of the Metrorail public transit system and are adjacent to the Capital Crescent biking and hiking trail. We offer our staff a collegial, respectful, and intellectually challenging workplace where they can grow professionally.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and samples of your work to Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, Managing Editor, Education Week, at email@example.com or 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814.
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