EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking Journalism Residents to contribute to the news organization’s education coverage. The two positions would be based in California, one in the Central Valley and the other in Los Angeles.
The successful program, now in its second 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 will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other EdSource journalists through daily editorial meetings and on stories and projects.
Applicants should have excellent news judgment and a willingness to learn. The positions are full-time. The term of the fellowship would be a minimum of nine months – or as long as a year – depending on the candidate’s availability. There also could be opportunities 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.
EdSource has its headquarters in Oakland, California, with a bureau in Los Angeles and reporters situated around the state.
- Interest in education
- Some reporting experience; knowledge of education issues a plus but not required
- Knowledge of the Central Valley or 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
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 job title in subject line.
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.