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Your role in helping us shape the future:
U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you will use your strengths and skills to help parents and school administrators navigate the K-12 school landscape.
You’ll be responsible for our content strategy in the K-12 school space, which includes creating content that helps parents choose the best school for their children, and helps school admissions officers and administrators provide the best admissions experience to prospective parents. You’ll manage our content calendar, recruit and manage freelance writers, develop a content strategy to reach these audiences, edit articles and school profiles, and use analytics tools to monitor performance of our content. You’ll also work with our communications team to promote our content on social media and with other media outlets.
Are you up to the challenge?
You should be a nimble editor who is skilled at juggling several tasks at once and can drive the editorial coverage in the K-12 school space.
As part of the job, you’ll edit articles and school profiles aimed at parents of K-12 students and school admissions officers. You’ll edit content for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, accuracy and SEO. Responsibilities also include recruiting and managing freelance writers with expertise in the K-12 private or public school space, managing the editorial calendar for this content, and working closely with the education product and SEO teams to monitor performance.
Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
You should definitely have:
3-4 years of professional editing experience at a media company or education industry publication
Experience recruiting and managing freelance writers
Experience managing editorial calendars
Experience employing SEO best practices
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Expertise and prior experience using AP style
Experience with traffic analytics tools like Google Analytics
Excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to identify opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience
Ability to collaborate with multiple teams
Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience
It would be nice if you had:
Experience with project management
Experience covering the K-12 school beat
Knowledge of the private, charter and magnet school admissions process
Experience using Google Docs and Sheets
Familiarity with SEMRush
What it’s like to work with us:
- Talent is our best asset!
- We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement and training
Collaborative work environment – fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers
Other Job Info:
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Please note that we will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
Location/Region: Washington DC