EdSurge Audience Growth (Contract Position)


EdSurge is looking for an audience growth professional to deepen our community engagement and expand our audience. In this contract position, you will create feedback loops with our community and distill insights to advise strategies across content, distribution, and mechanisms of engagement. If this opportunity has your name written all over it, please let us know!

We are looking for someone passionate about both education and fostering community. In order to drive audience building and engagement, you will do the following:


  • Audience building: Know how to effectively distribute journalism materials to various readership groups, including, for example, classroom educators, and build loyal audiences among key demographics. Create actionable feedback loops through surveys and other mechanisms.
  • Brand engagement: EdSurge connects with its audience through newsletters, social media, podcasts, webinars and more. Help foster strong engagement through multiple channels and media. Advise on social, paid, and new media strategy and execute the engagement portion of that strategy.
  • Supports the journalism lifecycle: Has strong news judgment and social copywriting skills. Understands the reporting and storytelling work of the journalism team and translates that for audiences across platforms. Keeps an eye out for trends and story ideas via social media and other audience engagement feedback mechanisms to share back with the journalism team.


The number of hours and duration of contract are negotiable, ideally a year-long contract at 15-20 or hours per week. Scope could be expanded to include analytics, should interests and skills align.

About EdSurge:

EdSurge is at the forefront of reporting on changes happening in education and their consequences. We do this through award-winning journalism, research and analysis. We share stories that elevate the voices and experiences of educators, entrepreneurs, researchers and other stakeholders working to support equitable opportunities for all learners.

Through our work, EdSurge aims to bridge the information gaps that often exist between those who drive change in education, and those they serve.

Founded in 2011, EdSurge was acquired in 2019 by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), where it operates as an independent news and research initiative.

About ISTE:

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTELive, one of the world’s most influential edtech events.

The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education.

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