Editorial Manager, NBC News Education Nation
Education Nation is NBC News' year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America. The initiative seeks to create a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue with policymakers, thought-leaders, educators, parents and the public, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to achieve the best education in the world. By providing quality information to the public, NBC News hopes to provide information to Americans so they can make decisions about how best to improve our education system both in the near and long terms, and to shine a spotlight on one of the most urgent national issues of our time. In September 2010, NBC News hosted our first Education Nation Summit in New York City, where parents, educators, and students met with leaders in politics, business and technology to explore the challenges and opportunities in education today. In the years that have followed, Education Nation has visited local communities across the country on the annual Education Nation Tour; developed a thriving online community; launched the award-winning "Learning Curve" blog; and NBC News has facilitated in-depth, year-round education reporting across the network and online. The fourth annual Education Nation Summit will be held in October. The Editorial Manager will be a key member of the Education Nation team, helping to direct the initiative's editorial content and development. This is a full-time freelance position. Responsibilities:*Serve as in-house expert/advisor on education news and issues *Pitch education stories, topics and guests to NBC News platforms *Manage all editorial content on EducationNation.com; write and edit blog posts *Work with editorial teams to develop content and narrative for annual Education Nation Summit and Tour*Produce digital editorial components for Education Nation Summit and Tour; liaise with external digital agency and NBC News teams *Research and write background briefings on education issues for NBC News correspondents*Manage daily education news roundup *Other projects as assigned Qualifications:*3-5 years journalism/communications experience required *Experience in an education-related position required *Strong writing ability*Digital experience a plus *Ability to translate complex policy issues into easily understandable terms *Self-starter who is highly organized and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment *Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy Eligibility Requirements:*Must be willing to work in New York City *Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States*Must have a college degreeHow to Apply:*Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.