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We’re hiring an Education Reporter

Applications for this role have now closed. Please see our jobs page for our open positions.

Annual salary: $75,000 +
Location: Flexible

An equitable education system lays the foundation for a strong and well-informed democracy — and too often, women and girls of color and LGBTQ+ students are left behind. Through persistent reporting, break-out enterprise and occasional contributions to our daily newsletter, The 19th’s education reporter will tackle the gender and racial disparities, challenges and success stories in our nation’s K-12 schools, as well as the pipeline to post-secondary education. You will report on federal programs and policies and how those play out for our target audiences at the state and local level. You will delve into how gender and racial inequities are exacerbated or addressed — and how both teachers and students stand to lose or gain. You’ll also explore how public education intersects with community and family.

The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, a great writer, loves breaking news scoops as much as conceptual scoops, and is comfortable on TV, the radio and the event stage.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Writing two to three stories per week on your beat. 
  • Pitching, reporting and executing three to four longer projects per year.
  • Collaborating with other reporters across the newsroom on various stories or projects.
  • Occasionally representing The 19th across on TV, the radio or the event stage.

Relevant skills include: 

  • 3+ years reporting experience, preferably on this beat or an adjacent one.
  • Filing clean, accurate copy on a tight deadline.
  • Ability to write pithy, clear headlines to accompany a story.
  • Collaborations with other reporters on stories that cross multiple beats.
  • Familiarity with GSuite, WordPress, all social media platforms, and reporting tools like public databases.

We know there are great candidates who might not check all these boxes or who possess important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities. 


  • 20 days paid time off, plus major holidays (13 per year)
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with matching 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Professional development/conference stipend
  • Up to 6 months paid family leave
  • Flex Plan (for medical or child care expenses)
  • Disability insurance (ST and LT)
  • Life insurance
  • Caregiver leave

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply at the link below by July 31. Have questions about this position? Contact Emily Ramshaw [email protected]. (Note: We are not accepting résumés or applications via email; apply below)