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Editorial Projects-Education Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for interns!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paid internship! It was a great place for editorial and newsroom interns to learn about education news. The editors and reporters are very nice, supportive and willing to help. You learn a lot!

    Cons

    The office can get quiet at times, especially for a newsroom. It can make reporting awkward if you feel like you're bothering everyone else who is quiet. Also, because it's a smaller organization, there aren't as many opportunities to move up.


  2. "Rich experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Editorial Projects-Education as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work with a lot of fun, talented people. Close to D.C. in Bethesda.

    Cons

    Clear division between word and visual/art teams and lack of trust and teamwork between departments

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Editorial Projects-Education as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really cool people to work with, very helpful. Really great open environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative to say about EPE.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Innovative, mission-driven not-for-profit media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    EdWeek org structure and culture are very flat--everyone has the opportunity and encouragement to make critical, lasting contributions to the company. Company has weathered the storm facing media companies better than most by innovating product mix. Recently appointed CEO Michele Givens is fantastic--strategic, committed to developing and empowering her direct reports and the company at large, and committed to a culture of respect and teamwork. STrong vibe of teamwork and camraderie across the company. Work-life balance is great, maybe even to a fault. Great location in downtown Bethesda

    Cons

    This is a small company, which may constrain growth opportunities and career-pathing. IMHO, too much focus on parity in compensation as opposed to meritocracy; star performers may find themselves frustrated on the comp side, although there are examples too the contrary. You must have a strong stomach to work in k-12 not for profit media--corporate success is not guaranteed but needs to be earned 24/7 365. Culture is too humane, as marginal or even poor performers tend to be retained across long careers. Office space is pretty dreary.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on faster growth rates to create the growth opportunities star employees crave. Be more aggressive and fast in removing poor performers who send signal of mediocrity to all. Compete for talent more aggressively in recruitment and retention. Senior leadership team needs more talent and true leaders; CEO doing too much on her own.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "You will be catfished."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Editorial Projects-Education (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, friendly co-workers. New CEO is extremely smart and capable.

    Cons

    Flat organization, extremely low pay esp. considering the wage disparity btwn the highest paid people in the organization and the average salary. The highest paid person makes nearly 50% more than those of similarly sized non-profits, yet the average employee here is severely underpaid. Most people who work here have been here for years, which leads to a fear of innovation and molasses-slow change. There is little accountability and an environment that easily hides incompetence and low performers often get rewarded for it. All departments are heavily siloed which discourages collaboration, esp between business and editorial floors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people fairly. Stop patting yourselves on the back by rewarding those at the top who talked their way there. New CEO seems to be taking things in the right direction, please encourage more innovation and create more incentives for people to perform at their best instead of just skating by.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "writer/reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Editorial Projects-Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reporters are professional and collegial. Nice office space. Bike parking.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Lots of paper-work. A few senior people are bullies.

    Advice to Management

    work on listening


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very passionate employees who believe in the mission. Leadership truly cares about employees

    Cons

    Working for a non profit salaries lag. Very flat organization

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Education Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Editorial Projects-Education as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is very interesting and rewarding. Get to participate in Quality Counts 2016 edition which includes a State by State breakdown of education finance, k-12 achievement, and keys to success. Best part was that I was given a capstone project which was mine to work on during down time and was on a specific topic of my choice (from a few given options).

    Cons

    Sometimes the work seemed repetitive with checking and rechecking (though this is done for good reason). Departments didn't have much autonomy over their staff.


  9. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Colleagues were kind, supportive, and helpfuk
    - Work was engaging
    - Learned a lot
    - Mentors did a great job of getting interns involved

    Cons

    - $10 hourly pay (No raises)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, great mission, national organization with a lot of influence in education policy and practice, a lot of events such as brown bag lunches, all staff events, among others. Opportunities to gain new skills.

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration between departments, opportunities to meet people, and some times not enough to work on.