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EducationSuperHighway

EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. We accelerate broadband upgrades in America’s K-12 schools with data-driven programs and tools.

In partnership with governors and state agencies, we work with school districts to get fiber to schools that need it, to ensure classrooms have robust Wi-Fi, and to make broadband more affordable. Our work served as a catalyst for modernization of the Federal Communications Commission’s $3.9 billion E-rate program and spurred commitment from 48 governors to upgrade their schools. As a result, 30 million more students gained access to high-speed broadband in the past three years.

EducationSuperHighway is funded by national philanthropic organizations including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and our mission is supported by America’s leading CEOs.

The Team

The Marketing team has two primary objectives: 1) build awareness of and drive demand for EducationSuperHighway programs and tools among state and school district leaders and 2) promote the EducationSuperHighway brand as a credible, trusted expert on the topic of Internet in schools. The eight-person team is responsible for national marketing efforts and developing and executing state-specific marketing campaigns. This role reports to the Marketing Communications Manager.

The Role

We are looking for a contract writer with long-form writing experience for a hybrid technical and content marketing writer position. During this temporary assignment, you will write our annual report on the state of connectivity in America’s public schools, which will include 15-25 core report pages. As the writer of this advocacy report, you will be responsible for translating various data points and technical information into a compelling and digestible report that motivates state government officials to take action. This role will require openness to a collaborative writing process as you will be expected to work closely with our data and analysis teams in conjunction with EducationSuperHighway’s Founder and CEO. You will also develop copy for a microsite, social media, advertisements, emails, and infographics to promote the report. The project shall require a two- to three-month commitment with the possibility of permanent placement.

Requirements:

  • Identifies, collects, and examines data and information, in a timely manner, to support content development
  • Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to communication challenges with intended audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that can persuade, inform and instruct audiences
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Thrives on collaborative, cross-functional teamwork
  • Communicates status, risks, and outcomes of plans and projects to appropriate team members
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Executes best practices in search engine optimization
  • Is open to feedback and willing to iterate quickly and often

All applications should be submitted here: 
https://jobs.lever.co/educationsuperhighway/ae150ddf-0e16-479e-90a2-39eb7b01f13c


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