Education Week is looking for a dynamic, creative Visuals Editor to join our newly formed Visual and Immersive Experiences team. The team works with departments across the company to provide high quality visual storytelling in a variety of mediums. Come inspire and empower our audience with us!
Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring nearly four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem.
Education Week’s parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly-respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education.
Reporting to the Deputy Managing Editor, the Visuals Editor will be responsible for managing photography for our products, editing video and interfacing with editors on visuals ideas.
Responsibilities and Duties
Work collaboratively with editors and producers on EdWeek’s Web team to ensure that high-quality, timely, and relevant news images, video, and/or other multimedia packages are available for news items published throughout the day and week.
Monitor photo workflow throughout production and proofing process
Photograph or shoot video at live events, in studio, and in other capacities as needs arise Edit video on a project basis
Work with video producers on development of stories including proofing pitches, editing scripts and helping with video production.
Collaborate with social media team to create visual assets
Interface with editors on visual ideas for stories
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Visual Journalism or other visuals-related communications degree; two years of related leadership and visual journalism experience in media-related field
Strong visual journalist with extensive knowledge of photo and video technology
Possess excellent news judgment, with an ability to recognize news and handle a range of visual assignments with speed and sound professional judgment
Ability to provide visual storytelling guidance to other content teams by being able to conceptualize and deliver compelling visual work, and to articulate visual concepts and standards with clarity and confidence
Excellent photo-editing skills, with the ability to choose one single image or build a contextual, multi-photo story package
Self-starter and able to work independently
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere, and good working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, latest digital display applications, and relevant Internet publishing platforms
Experience with Adobe After Effects is a plus
Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), and an on-site gym. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.