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 coverage of East Bay schools.
The inaugural program is designed to help an education reporter, or an aspiring one, hone his or her writing and reporting skills alongside an award-winning team of education journalists in California. It is based on the model of “teacher residencies” in which teachers-in-training work alongside mentor teachers to become highly effective educators.
EdSource is looking for a passionate and resourceful reporter who understands how to write with impact and can place local education challenges within a state and national context. As part of his or her ongoing professional work, the Journalism Resident 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 position would ideally be full-time but could also be part-time, depending on the availability of the candidate. The term of the fellowship would be a minimum of three 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 reform in California. Articles are published online, in daily email newsletters, and through partnerships with other news organizations.
The Journalism Resident will be based at EdSource main office in downtown Oakland.
- Interest in education
- Some reporting experience; knowledge of education issues a plus but not required
- Knowledge of the San Francisco Bay 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include job title in subject line.