Jobs Opportunities at EdSource

Education Reporter – Southern California

EdSource Today is seeking an enterprising journalist to write about the people, politics and practices transforming learning in the nation’s largest public education system.

EdSource Today’s reporting staff comprises the largest team of education writers in California. It is widely regarded as the authoritative source of information, data and analysis on state education issues from pre-K to college. It is also considered a “must-read” by policymakers, influencers and a broader audience interested in comprehensive, unbiased education coverage.

Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of professional reporting experience – ideally with a daily journalism publication. Additionally, they should possess enterprising sourcing and reporting skills, be able to grasp the larger context of issues and produce compelling articles that reveal why things are as they are, why they work or don’t work.

This position is based in EdSource’s downtown Los Angeles office.

Qualifications sought include:

  • Creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering issues in education through multimedia digital formats
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, along with experience working with data and socialmedia networks
  • Able to deliver high-quality, accurate copy on deadline
  • Background in education reporting, children’s issues or public policy preferred but is not an absolute requirement
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures, as well as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively and knowledgeable stories in a variety of styles and formats, including news, analysis and enterprise stories for EdSource Today and for wider distribution through EdSource media partners
  • Participate in reporting projects encompassing the entire EdSource Today team
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to do meaningful, challenging work, EdSource provides:

  • a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance/LD&D 100% paid by employer;
  • a retirement savings plan;
  • generous vacation leave and 11 paid holidays a year

To Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three professional references, links to your social media accounts and links (or attachments) to 3-5 examples of your written/digital work to Lanita Pace-Hinton, deputy director, at: lpace@edsource.org. Please include job title, Education Writer – Southern California, in subject line.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Education Reporter – Northern California

EdSource Today, California’s pre-eminent source of news and analysis about public education, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover some of the major reforms being implemented in the state and nation.

Ideally, the candidate is a creative and resourceful writer with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, compelling articles that enrapt readers and reveals why things are as they are, why they work or don’t work.

She/he will report and write on potentially the most significant changes occurring in public education in a generation and have the opportunity to be part of an authoritative source of information and data considered a “must-read” by policymakers, influencers and a broader audience interested in independent, unbiased reporting across the full spectrum of education issues from pre-K to college.

Applicants should who have at least 5 years of professional media experience, preferably working with daily journalism publications, the ability to write cleanly, report aggressively and grasp the larger context of issues. She/he should also be adept at tackling long-form stories.

This position is based in EdSource’s downtown Oakland office.

Qualifications sought include:

  • Creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering issues in education through multimedia digital formats
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, along with experience working with data and social media networks
  • Able to deliver high-quality, accurate copy on deadline
  • Background in education reporting, children’s issues or public policy preferred but is not an absolute requirement
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures, as well as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively and knowledgeable stories in a variety of styles and formats, including news, analysis and enterprise stories for EdSource Today and for wider distribution EdSource’s media partners
  • Participate in reporting projects encompassing the entire EdSource Today team
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience
  • In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to do meaningful, challenging work, EdSource provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes a range of medical plans, a retirement savings plan, generous vacation leave and 11 paid holidays a year.

To Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three professional references, links to your social media accounts and links (or attachments) to 3-5 examples of your written/digital work to Lanita Pace-Hinton, deputy director, at: lpace@edsource.org. Please include job title, Education Writer – Northern California, in subject line.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as they are received.