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Advertising Operations Intern

Education Week, the leading source of independent, hard-hitting news and information on the education world, is seeking an Advertising Operations (Ad Ops) Intern.

About Education Week

Education Week (, America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation with a nearly 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 Ad Ops Department plays a critical role in Education Week’s success. This team manages the execution of advertiser campaigns that support the organization’s historical excellence in nonprofit journalism. 

The Ad Ops intern will work across several of our client facing products and help ensure the successful completion of numerous campaigns. This position will work directly with the Ad Ops Manager and alongside several Ad Ops Specialists in supporting the mission and vision of the Ad Ops Department. 

The hourly rate for this paid internship is $14.00 per hour, with an expected commitment of 20 to 24 hours per week, three days a week. Remote work flexible.

Strong consideration will be given to candidates able to commit to the position from December 1, 2021, through the end of May 2022.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in execution of webinars
  • Create registration page headers and graphics
  • Post online Top School Jobs recruitment ads
  • Manage placement and execution of online Top School Jobs recruitment ad upsells
  • Manage billing for print, online, and Top School Jobs recruitment website
  • Assist in e-newsletter production
  • Develop and maintain communication in a cooperative and professional manner with readers and other members of education community, clients, vendors and all levels of staff
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned


  • High School Diploma, 0-1 years related experience
  • Basic knowledge and/or strong interest in the field of print and online production
  • Concurrently manage ongoing and widely varied production cycles
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Work independently with limited supervision, good time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Good team player, willingness to assist others, and share expertise.
  • Excellent time management, communication organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Basic familiarity with Brightspot, SalesForce, and DoubleClick, and good working familiarity with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and internet
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, and ability to manage competing demands

Benefits and Perks

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.  However, 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. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.   

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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