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Justice Reporter

If you are a journalist with a deep curiosity about how the justice system really works in California — from policing to prisons, from civil liberties to courts — you might be the reporter CalMatters seeks to create a new state justice beat.

Questions about whether the state ensures justice for all or inhibits it for some have recently roiled California, from #BlackLivesMatter to #metoo. We envision our new justice reporter would explore legal issues raised and shaped by the actions of the Legislature and governor, the activities of the state attorney general’s office, a network of state prisons housing adults and youth, approaches to addressing crime, evolving law governing civil disputes, and more. This beat would explore the most important but under-covered of California’s three branches of government, with the state Supreme Court topping a system of courts whose decisions influence almost every facet of daily life. 

We are looking for a candidate who is open-minded, scrupulously fair and accurate, and committed to revealing often-complex policy stories through a state lens, vivid human experience and rigorously reported data. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California legal issues, including legislation, criminal and civil cases, civil liberties, and trends.
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating justice topics to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create compelling story presentations.
  • Be enterprising — capable of seeing potential stories almost everywhere, and entrepreneurial about forging and owning this beat.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a preference this reporter be based near Sacramento. 
  • Experience covering legal/justice issues, with an understanding of how the court system works and how legislation advances.

CalMatters is a media venture devoted to explaining California’s policies and politics to a statewide audience. We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully developing a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re also committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

Chief Technology Officer

WNET New York Public Media

The Chief Technology Officer is a key member of WNET’s senior management team and partners with senior leaders to identify and implement a technology vision that is aligned with the interests of the business and ensures the full support for all of WNET’s operations. The CTO oversees the advancement of the technological software and infrastructure architecture that supports and enhances the mission of WNET.

The CTO oversees WNET’s IT infrastructure, hosting and applications and provides thought leadership in innovation and strategy regarding the future anticipated technological developments in the areas of content delivery for broadcast, cable, information technology, systems, new media applications and web technology. The CTO will also provide leadership and vision to the Board of Trustees in all technology related matters.

The CTO leads a systems and technology team that operates at the highest level to support the IT infrastructure of the organization, fostering sound business practices, cost effectiveness and accountability. The CTO leads a cross functional team to ensure that WNET’s IT operational requirements are fulfilled to include: fully integrated systems, data reporting, production operations, broadcast distribution and Interactive.
Key responsibilities include:
• Work collaboratively with the President and the WNET Senior Management to direct the strategic design, acquisition, implementation, and operational management of all technology infrastructure and capabilities across the organization;
• Partner with other senior leaders to direct and support the strategic design, implementation, and operational management of all digital products;
• Develop and implement a sustainable technology planning process at WNET;
• Along with the President and Senior Management team, oversee the operations of all technical facilities and the supporting workflow ongoing maintenance of these facilities;
• Establish, communicate, and maintain all technology best practices and standards, including those related to software, hardware, cloud services, data collection / retention, and data privacy management to internal management (including Board of Trustees) as well as to PBS, technology community and outside consultants;
• Develop standards and practices and oversee business continuity and recovery systems for natural disasters, political uncertainty and any other unforeseen events that could affect operations;
• Establish and drive all cybersecurity and technology governance practices, processes, and controls;
• Build and maintain the operational tools, resources, and processes needed to provide appropriate availability, scalability, and service levels across all technology services and infrastructure;
• Develop and maintain qualified, diverse talent through appropriate hiring, staff development and training, and effective, timely performance feedback;
• In partnership with the CFO, implement enterprise wide procurement practices with significant client/vendors for Technology whether for hardware, software and/or services;
• Work collaboratively with other departments across WNET, and with other PBS constituencies, as appropriate, to ensure a high level of communication, understanding and customer satisfaction for technology projects;
• Balance risk against capital and operating expenses while managing department and capital budgets and equipment grant applications;
• Actively participate in the audit process both for technology and for the enterprise;
• Additional duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in a production/broadcast/digital environment and in-depth knowledge of broadcast, information technology and digital technologies used in the industry;
• Experience with digital audio/video formats and technology;
• Solid understanding of current application development tools and practices and with operating systems;
• Proven experience in managing a technology and operations function from a financial and managerial point of view;
• Strong operational background and ability to design broadcast production systems and processes;
• Ability to implement excellent customer service based processes;
• Hands-on experience in attracting and retaining innovative, technologically savvy talent;
• Negotiation experience with clients, vendors, and technology business partners;
• Familiarity with market for broadband distribution services;
• A BA/BS or equivalent work experience.

Candidates with a technical and/or business postgraduate degree are preferred.

Apply online at WNET Careers.
WNET New York Public Media
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435
www.wnet.org

WNET is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military or protected veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email EmployApp@wnet.org or call toll-free 1-800-992-7519.

 

Pulitzer Center - Copy Editor

The Pulitzer Center seeks an experienced Copy Editor to oversee all copy published by the Center, including website updates, event announcements, email newsletters, annual and quarterly reports, and print marketing materials. You will also manage the website copy production process for external content, supervising a team of interns to ensure that all stories published by outside outlets with Pulitzer Center support are accurately republished on the site. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for strong copy, grammar, and editorial style, along with exceptional news judgment. As an integral member of our editorial team reporting to the Executive Editor, you should be an avid news consumer, well-versed in domestic and international news stories, with an unquenchable curiosity about the world. 

In 2006, the Pulitzer Center opened its doors with a donated desk, modest seed funding, and high ambitions: to fill in the gaps in under-funded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover the big global issues that affect us all.

Since then, we’ve built an amazing staff and expanded our funding and mission to support more than 170 reporting projects a year on pressing global issues, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets annually. We’ve expanded our mission to support in-depth, change-making stories at local news outlets struggling to do public service journalism as news industry revenue shrinks. We’re behind some of the highest-impact reporting of the last decade on conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change, migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health issues, criminal justice and much more. Our projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards and more. 

We’ve built a network of more than 1,300 professional journalists and hundreds of college students to do global and domestic reporting. We’ve forged strong partnerships with leading national and international media, including The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets in all continents. Our unique education and outreach program brings our projects and journalists into more than 500 classrooms and public forums annually.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org.

Responsibilities

  • Copy edit and polish all copy produced in-house so that it meets the highest standards
  • Craft engaging headlines, teasers, and newsletter text 
  • Manage the copy review process for the republishing of external stories on the website, reviewing content before publishing 
  • In partnership with Communications Director and University and Community Outreach Director, supervise interns in the production of copy for the website; participate in the recruitment and hiring of interns
  • Own and maintain Pulitzer Center style guide, which is a hybrid of AP Style and house rules
  • Format and produce stories in Drupal CMS
  • Train colleagues in style and provide constructive feedback to help them improve their writing skills

Education Background, Skills, and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • At least five years in a copy editing role at a news organization, including significant editorial and proofreading experience
  • High attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities on tight deadlines
  • Expertise in U.S. English grammar, punctuation, and style; strong knowledge of style guides, especially AP Style
  • Some experience using content management systems to post content to websites, such as Drupal, WordPress, or Craft
  • Demonstrated news judgment
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively across cultures and platforms
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • Skill and enthusiasm for coaching colleagues in writing and editing
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • Full proficiency in both English and Spanish a plus, but not required 
  • Collegial disposition and sense of humor

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for details. 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pulitzer Center is currently working remotely. Candidates should have stable high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone. We anticipate returning to the office at least part of the work week once Washington, D.C. safely reopens.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, the Pulitzer Center offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

Please submit your application using this form

The application will ask you to enter a personal statement of interest (up to 500 words), upload a current resume/CV, provide a link to your bio or LinkedIn profile, and share contact information for 3 references. Finally, you will be asked to provide 3 samples of your work, either as links or as a PDF upload. There are a few other short answer questions. Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

If you have any difficulties with the application form, please send a message to jobs@pulitzercenter.org.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, giving an advantage to early applicants. Last day to apply is July 12, 2020.

Job Title: Copy Editor 

Status: Full Time, some weekend work and evening may be required 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Our headquarters is in Washington, D.C. Negotiable based on the strength of the candidate. 

Pulitzer Center - Outreach Assistant

Job Title: Outreach Assistant

Employment Type: Full Time 

DESCRIPTION

The Pulitzer Center is looking for a creative, detail-oriented, and high-energy Outreach Assistant to help us organize online and in-person events for the public and our campus partners.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues. We are a team of more than 20 deeply committed, hardworking, and entrepreneurial individuals. 

We work with some of the world's most talented journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. The events we organize bring them into conversation with students, educators, and the public on the broader societal issues explored in the reporting.

The individual in this new position will work most closely with our university, outreach, and communication teams while also connecting with our editorial and management teams in developing and executing outreach tasks. 

The ideal candidate is a strong writer who is able to work both independently and with others. We also are looking for someone who will bring new ideas to the table. Graphic design and multimedia skills a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize online and in-person events for the public to highlight the work of Pulitzer Center journalists and partners. 
  • Build out community-facing programs in regions across the U.S. where we are developing new partnerships.
  • Assist in organization of online and in-person visits by journalists and staff with our more than 35 campus partners.
  • Write and post blogs related to events and Campus Consortium partnerships.
  • Work to increase diversity within our campus network by strengthening our partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges, and by expanding to campuses within regions and within communities not well represented.
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of promotional materials and resource videos for online and in-person events and visits in conjunction with our communications team.
  • Participate in planning and coordination of the Pulitzer Center’s Annual Conference. Conference themes have included gender, conflict transformation, religion and, for 2020, justice (which evolved into an online summer series because of COVID-19).
  • Provide database and audience list support for events and related outreach.
  • Assist with events for Campus Consortium Reporting Fellows, including the Pulitzer Center’s Annual Reporting Fellows Washington Weekend.
  • Assist as needed with maintenance of Reporting Fellows’ records in Salesforce.

We believe public-interest journalism is a public good and education outreach is a key part of our mission. We invite you to help us guarantee that we can continue to advance a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the world around us—informing the public, policy-makers, and the next generation, on the defining challenges of our time.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org and pulitzercenter.org/campus-consortium

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pulitzer Center is currently working remotely. Candidates should have stable high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone. 

Compensation

Salary: $35,000 to $45,000

Our benefit package includes better-than-average paid time off, health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, child care benefits, parental leave, and Life&ADD/LTD/STD Insurance. Our office is transit friendly.

To Apply

Please submit your application using our online form. You will need to create an account and password but this will also allow you to save your application and return to it at a later time.

The application will require you to enter a personal statement of interest (up to 500 words), upload a current resume/CV, and share contact information for three references. Additionally, you will be asked to provide one to three samples of your writing, either as links or as a PDF upload. Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

If you have any difficulties with the application form, please send a message to jobs@pulitzercenter.org.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, giving an advantage to early applicants. Last day to apply is July 24, 2020.

Status: Full Time, some weekend work and evening may be required 

Anticipated Start Date: August 15, 2020 (initially remote)

Assistant Communications Manager, GM Brand and Global Connected Services

Assistant Manager, Cadillac and Product & Brand Communications

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

 

 

 

Why Work for Us 

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

 

 

 

Job Description

The Role

 

This is a dynamic, fast-paced position with one of the fastest growing global brands in the automotive industry today. In this role, the candidate will assist with planning, developing and implementing strategic plans to promote Cadillac’s Crossover lineup, Cadillac consumer iniatives, like Cadillac Live and other high-priority Product and Brand efforts. This position requires candidates who want to be part of a dynamic team that focuses on strategic planning, creative storytelling, audience based experience development and execution, and media relations. The Assistant Communications Manager will work daily with marketing, engineering, design, communications teams and leadership to drive brand momentum.

 

Responsibilities

 

Support of Cadillac and Product & Brand Communications including:

  • Assist in informing muliti-year strategic communication plan for products, including key product updates, model refreshes and new product launches
  • Work across the business to create opportunities and ideas that drive extensive stories with various media including automotive, broadcast, business, social, lifestyle media and influencers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vehicle engineering, marketing, design and communications teams
  • Identify and support stories and program opportunities to increase brand exposure to new audiences, including media, influencers, and consumers
  • Develop and maintain media print, photographic, video and social media materials
  • Manage and fulfill media requests
  • Develop speeches, presentations and content for brand activities

 

 

Additional Job Description

Must-have Behaviors

  • Tech-Smart – Comfortable with technology. Excited and eager for the future of transportation
  • Curious – Media relations work and consumer behavior understanding involves digging into the issues that are important to our customers
  • Creative – Can develop a really compelling story and unique ways to tell product and brand stories to our target audiences
  • Cool Under Pressure – OK with change and ambiguity. Thinks quickly and on-the-fly. Dusts off, gets back up and right back at it. Thrives in a fast-paced environment and can be relied on in a crisis
  • Analytical mindset – Ability to leverage data and research to drive decision and prioritization around story telling, including strong product knowledge for GM and competitive vehicles
  • Collaborative – Works well with others across the enterprise and takes diverse perspectives into consideration 

 

Required

  • BA in communications or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience

 

GM Employees Only:  Due to current circumstances our posting guidelines for employees have temporarily changed, please review these changes before applying.  Link to Internal Posting Guidelines

 

 

 

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

 

 

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Daily Hire News Writer & Producer

Daily Hire News Writer & Producer

Job Description:

ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news is seeking a creative and self-motivated news writer and producer to join our team.

Basic Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have outstanding news judgment and be able to craft a thoughtful, visually compelling newscast that meets the high journalistic standards of ABC7 Chicago.   Strong organizational and time-management skills are a must. Duties also include creating some graphics, desktop editing and producing content for our digital platforms. Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including mornings and weekends. Must have 3-5 experience producing newscasts.

Required Education:

College degree required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Large market experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a NABET represented position. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, resume and links at "www.disneycareers.com"
Requisition ID # 762699BR
No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location - Chicago, IL

Daily Hire News Writer & Producer

Director of Product and Marketing

High Country News, an award-winning news organization covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, seeks a Director of Product and Marketing to join our senior team during an exciting chapter of innovation and growth. This individual will lead the development and marketing of HCN’s website and email newsletters, and the marketing and circulation for our monthly print magazine, as well as spearheading new products and initiatives with the goal of expanding our reach, impact and revenue.

 

The Director of Product and Marketing will lead and grow a talented team whose tasks include data and analytics, audience growth and retention, direct-mail and email marketing, digital and print subscriptions, renewal and customer service, publicity and promotions, and advertising sales. They will report to the Executive Director, oversee the Customer Service Manager, Senior Marketer, and Sales and Events Coordinator, and collaborate with all teams in the organization. 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and creative multi-channel media strategist with a knack for using data to drive innovation and the ability to manage a growing team through a time of change. We are looking for someone who can prioritize, plan and execute innovative marketing strategies; someone who can identify core value propositions of our work and communicate them to diverse audiences; someone who is excited about the role that journalism plays in a healthy society and democracy, and who is eager to help us advance that cause.

HCN’s circulation, production, development and customer service teams are housed in Paonia, Colorado.  This position is open to candidates interested in working remotely, with periodic visits to HCN’s offices in Paonia.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and build a team focused on audience growth and retention, customer service, data and analytics, ad sales and strategic partnerships
  • Oversee product strategy and development, as well  as vendor relationships for HCN’s website and email newsletters
  • Oversee marketing and audience growth strategy for HCN’s print magazine, including direct mail, email marketing, social media, content platforms and strategic partnerships
  • Grow and diversify audiences for HCN’s digital and print products, with an eye to  expanding reach, impact and revenue
  • Develop new streams of revenue through a range of activities, including events, sponsored content, guidebooks and tours, and media partnerships
  • Collaborate with the Editorial Department’s Audience Engagement Team to align its work with the goals of audience growth and retention
  • Track audience growth and report regularly to the staff, senior management team and board of directors
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Department to strategically target and expand our fundraising efforts
  • Work collaboratively with the Art Department to facilitate production of promotional materials from conception to publication
  • Work with the Editorial Department to facilitate development of special tools, features and content for HCN’s website
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for the Product and Marketing team

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in marketing or equivalent experience and a strong track record in product management, digital marketing and content management.  Proven experience in supervising and leading a team to success, with an in-depth understanding of performance management to achieve strategic, team and individual goals is an essential requirement.

Candidates should have experience in managing nimble, results-oriented teams in a growth-stage or start-up context, and a deep understanding of the discovery-to-retention model of audience growth for journalism. Proven expertise in executing campaigns that build awareness of brands and products within diverse audiences.

Experience with data analytics and visualization tools such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, Parse.ly and Tableau is an advantage, combined with a passion for data-driven decision-making and evangelizing for meaningful metrics adoption for media organizations.  

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for HCN’s mission and delivering great user experiences.   

Compensation:

This is a full-time position with health benefits and a salary commensurate with skills and experience.

High Country News is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. HCN also is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to careerengine@openmediafoundation.org with “Director of Product and Marketing” in the subject line.

Background:

High Country News is the nation's leading independent source of reporting on the Western United States. Established in 1970, HCN publishes an award-winning monthly magazine and a popular website, along with special reports, books and events. From Alaska and the Northern Rockies to the Desert Southwest, from the Great Plains to the West Coast, HCN is a beloved and essential resource for those who care about this region.

 

High Country News is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to inform and inspire people to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities. Its journalism is supported largely by its devoted readership through subscriptions and contributions, with additional grant support and advertising. It has received countless honors and accolades, including a coveted George Polk Award.

 

HCN’s readers are educated and engaged. They include policymakers, educators, public-land managers, environmental professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and an expanding Native American audience. The organization has roughly 30,000 print and digital subscribers. The website, which includes archives stretching back to the first issue in 1970, attracts approximately 400,000 sessions each month.

 

High Country News works with a variety of partners, including Climate Desk with Mother Jones and the Institute for Nonprofit News, to expand the coverage of nationally important Western issues while pooling resources and attracting larger readership, and has collaborated with news outlets and organizations such as the Solutions Journalism Network, the Society for Environmental Journalists, the BBC, Buzzfeed, Grist and the University of Montana School of Journalism.

 

Editorial staff are dispersed across the region. HCN’s $3.9 million annual budget supports three desks — North, South and Indigenous Affairs — and a broad network of approximately 40 staff and freelance journalists. 

 

In a time of media fragmentation and polarizing soundbites, readers come to High Country News for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation across diverse perspectives. With the decline in local newspapers leaving news deserts across the nation, HCN’s relevance is sharper than ever. 

Investigative Reporter

EdSource, a nonprofit organization with the largest team of education reporters in California, is seeking an investigative reporter to focus on postsecondary education and the challenges students face in gaining access to and succeeding in college and the workplace. With a mix of longform investigative pieces, as well as in-depth enterprise stories, the reporter will highlight key developments in colleges and universities, that serve the most students, in particular the California State University and California’s community colleges.

We are looking for a creative and experienced reporter with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, compelling in-depth and watchdog stories that shed new light on major issues and trends in higher education.

The reporter must have excellent news judgment and bring a strong watchdog focus to his or her reporting. Writing for EdSource provides an unusual opportunity to write on the most significant changes occurring in public education, at a time of upheaval and transformation at all levels of the system.

The successful candidate will join an influential and growing organization widely recognized as the most authoritative source of education reporting in a state with the nation’s largest system of public education. Articles are published online, in daily email newsletters, as well as in other outlets through partnerships with a range of news organizations.

The position will be based in Oakland at EdSource’s headquarters or in its Los Angeles bureau, although initially the reporter may work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of professional reporting experience, preferably working with a daily journalism publication;
  • Ability to analyze data, and bring depth and understanding to complex education topics;
  • Excellent writing skills, along with the ability to report aggressively and place issues within a statewide and national context;
  • Creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering issues in education through multimedia digital formats;
  • Ability to use open records laws to obtain records and data;
  • Strong digital skills a plus;
  • Experience in education reporting preferred but not required;
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures
  • Commitment to working collaboratively.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively and knowledgeable stories in a variety of styles and formats, although the principal focus will be on investigative reporting;
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Along with the opportunity to do meaningful work with a team of experienced journalists, EdSource offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a range of medical plans, a retirement savings plan, generous vacation leave and paid holidays, as well as professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and provide contact information for three references, as well as links to your social media accounts and links to, or attachments of, four to six examples of your written/digital work to jobs@edsource.org. Please include the job title in subject line.