Journalism Resident – Los Angeles

Journalism Resident – Los Angeles

EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking a Journalism Resident to contribute to the news organization’s education coverage. The position would be based in California in the Los Angeles area.

The successful program, now in its third year, is designed to help education reporters, or aspiring ones, hone their writing and reporting skills alongside an award-winning team of education journalists in California.

EdSource is looking for passionate and resourceful reporters who understand how to write with impact and can place local education challenges within a state and national context. As part of their ongoing professional work, Journalism Residents have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other EdSource journalists through daily editorial meetings and on stories and projects. As a reporter based in Los Angeles, the successful candidate will be expected to be the main point of contact with LAUSD, the state’s largest school district, and keeping an eye on important issues that may stem from the district that also have statewide significance. We will rely on the Journalism Resident to develop sources, pitch story ideas and publish several pieces each month.

Applicants should have excellent news judgment and a willingness to learn. The positions are full-time. The term of the fellowship is a year, with the opportunity to extend employment beyond the initial term.

EdSource is the leading reporting organization covering all aspects of education in California. Stories are published online, in daily email newsletters, and through partnerships with other news organizations. This is a non-exempt role with an estimated base salary range of $50,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience.

EdSource has its headquarters in Oakland, California and reporters situated around the state. This position is remote, with opportunities for in-person gatherings at the Oakland office.


  • Interest in education
  • Some reporting experience; knowledge of education issues a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles metropolitan area preferred
  • Audio or video reporting skills a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively stories, including enterprise and breaking news
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume with contact information for three references, links to your social media accounts and links to or samples of your written/digital work to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line and in the email share with us how you heard about the role (website, social, specific affinity group, EdSource staff referral etc).

EdSource is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds, all races, colors, origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and marital statuses are strongly  encouraged to apply.

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