Staff Writer
Education Week

Education Week, the nation’s pre-eminent, independent source of news and analysis about K-12 public education, is seeking a reporter to cover state education policy and its regional and national implications through the lens of the nation’s governors, state superintendents, legislatures, and education departments. In the pages of Education Week, on our award-winning website, and as author of the high-profile State EdWatch blog, you will be expected to give a sophisticated, influential audience essential, ahead-of-the-pack coverage of this fast-changing public-policy arena. Education Week is published by the non-profit media organization Editorial Projects in Education (EPE).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, and three years of reporting experience
  • Ability to deliver deadline-driven news and analysis on the competitive state 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.

Major responsibilities and duties:

  • Coverage of state pre-K-12 policy and policymakers, including state legislative activity, fiscal affairs, and state-level politics affecting public education;
  • Frequent collaboration with other Education Week reporters on a variety of policy beats;
  • The opportunity for media appearances and speaking engagements before professional and policy organizations;
  • Participation in live and virtual events at which you may be asked to share your expertise and to moderate discussions with experts in the field.

EPE is located in Bethesda, MD, a vibrant suburb of Washington, DC.  We are within walking distance of the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent trail. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, and offer our staff a collegial, respectful, and intellectually challenging workplace where they can grow professionally. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your career and to benefit from extensive training, support, and guidance from experienced professionals. 

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to, or to Mark W. Bomster, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week, 6935 Arlington Rd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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