Federal Policy Reporter
Education Week, the nation’s pre-eminent, independent source of news and analysis about K-12 public education, is seeking an experienced, aggressive reporter to join our federal policy team, whose responsibilities include coverage of the U.S. Department of Education, Congress, the White House, and a range of federal agencies. In the pages of Education Week, through our award-winning edweek.org website, and as co-author of the high-profile Politics K-12 blog, you will give a sophisticated, influential audience essential, ahead-of-the-pack coverage of this fast-changing public policy topic. Education Week is published by Editorial Projects in Education, a nonprofit media organization based in Bethesda, Md.
Duties include: Coverage of federal education regulations, policy initiatives, and legislation, from inception to implementation; co-authorship of the Politics K-12 blog; frequent collaboration with other Education Week reporters on a variety of beats involving federal and state policy; the opportunity for media appearances and speaking engagements before professional and policy organizations; participation in EPE live and virtual events at which you may be asked to share your expertise and to moderate discussions with experts in the field.
Qualifications include: Three years of reporting experience, and the ability to deliver deadline-driven news and analysis on the competitive federal policy beat; strong writing skills spanning the gamut from breaking news to site-based enterprise and data-driven investigative work; facility with blogging and social media; eagerness to explore multimedia and other new storytelling techniques; ability to work both independently and as part of an interdependent team focused exclusively on public education.
Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position comes with a competitive benefits package.
Location: Education Week is a congenial workplace located in a vibrant suburb adjacent to Washington, D.C., and convenient to the Metro, other mass transportation, and the Capital Crescent Trail.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Mark W. Bomster, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week, 6930 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814.
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