Event Assistant

  • Bethesda, MD
  • Contracted
  • Entry Level

Education Week, the leading source of independent, hard-hitting news and information on the education world, is seeking an Event Assistant.

About Education Week

Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation with a 40-year track record in print and online journalism 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.

Job Summary

The Event Assistant will be responsible for all event management, including but not limited to, operations, and logistics for all events hosted by Education Week.  This person will provide trade show/event support and will be responsible for hands-on planning and administration of events to help ensure business objectives are identified, prioritized, and met. The Assistant will work directly with the Marketing department and collaborate with many other EPE departments including—EPE Research Center, Editorial, Sales, Art and Photography Departments, Finance, and Production.

This is an entry level, contract position that will require at least 30-40 of hours per week. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing event logistics in coordination with event manager.
  • Executing and compiling research for PowerPoint presentations for internal and external use by EPE.
  • Responsible for running Zoom presentations, training, and managing integrations with other event technology solutions.
  • Adding and updating content to event spaces
  • Adding and updating content to Education Week website via our CMS
  • Other duties as assigned, including assisting online job fairs and online summits.

Qualifications

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends in marketing and event management
  • Leads with personal accountability for nothing less than gold-standard quality of events
  • Demonstrates an innate sense of urgency around progress and completion of projects
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients (from C-suite executives to interns)
  • Good team player, willingness to assist others, and share expertise
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills, with a flexible attitude to juggle changing and competing logistic needs
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, budget conscious
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and CVENT, but will train on CVENT, as needed.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, and travel as required to meet needs of business
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity
  • College degree, 0-2 years of experience preferred)

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.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our staff is still working remotely, but we are beginning to transition staff back to the Bethesda office as conditions allow. Full vaccination is required for those working in the office, and you must be able to provide proof of vaccination. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment.   

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education.  As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.  EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.).

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

 

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