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Find new career opportunities for education reporters and communications professionals. Looking for an experienced education writer for your next project? Post your listing now!

Find new career opportunities for education reporters and communications professionals. Looking for an experienced education writer for your next project? Post your listing now!


Policy & Communications Associate
National Center on Education and the Economy

NCEE is seeking a Policy & Communications Associate to support NCEE’s policy analysis, media relations and outreach efforts, online presence and social media strategy.  The Associate will work closely with the Vice President, Communications Director and policy team to develop and implement communications and public relations strategies as well as conduct policy research and analysis to support those activities.  The Associate will assist in the development of written, graphical and electronic communications to support NCEE’s mission. &nbs


Senior Associate Editor


ASCD is looking for a Senior Associate Editor.  This role assists in the research and planning of theme issues of a 100-page internationally known magazine published nine times a year. The position acquires articles from internationally known authors, substantively edits many articles, reviews and evaluates manuscripts, writes articles, departments, and abstracts.


Research Associate / Editor

The Research Associate / Editor advances ACTA’s core values of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability by ensuring the integrity of its research products and of other communications with external constituents. This individual will also serve as the primary editor of ACTA’s quarterly newsletter, Inside Academe, and a researcher and writer for other ACTA projects.

Responsibilities include:


Content Manager, Next Generation Learning Challenges

EDUCAUSE (, a highly creative, entrepreneurial, national nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology, invites applications for the position of Content Manager to support Next Generation Learning Challenges and its impact. This is a full-time, exempt position with the option to work remotely or from the Louisville, CO office. This position grant funded for 12 months with potential to extend beyond that term.

To Apply:


Associate Director, Media Relations
Emory University

(Job classification:  Associate Director, News and Information)

Emory University seeks a media communications professional with a keen news sense, superb writing and storytelling skills, and demonstrated success in obtaining high-value, high-impact media placements. 

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Media Relations, the media relations officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of integrated media relations and communications strategies that will enhance Emory’s visibility, impact and reputation. 


Staff Writer – Teaching Tolerance
The Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.


Technical Writer
American Institutes for Research


Technical Writers will work collaboratively with software developers, testers, project managers and the communications team to develop plain-language guides for teachers and administrators. The ideal candidate will be comfortable navigating new system interfaces and have the ability to translate system functionality into tasks and questions typical for a teacher or school administrator using each system. Must be an exceptionally strong, clear writer who does not rely on technical jargon.

This is a temporary position.



Deputy Director of Content Marketing & Communications
New Classrooms

About the Role

The Deputy Director of Content Marketing & Communications will write and produce various projects and blog regularly, to expand our company’s digital footprint, awareness,and interest from potential funders and potential school partners. This role requires a deep understanding of the K-12 school landscape and a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.


Education Reporter
EdSource Today

EdSource Today, California’s pre-eminent source of news and analysis about public education, is seeking a fulltime reporter to cover some of the major reforms being implemented in the state and nation.

Ideally, the candidate is a creative and resourceful writer with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, compelling articles that enrapt readers and reveals why things are as they are, why they work or don’t work.


Education Editor (EDI0009)


POLITICO Pro is looking for a smart, dynamic editor to oversee its fast-paced education section. This job would include managing four reporters covering every aspect of federal pre-K, K-12 and higher education policy, with a focus on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Education Department; editing full-length articles and shorter pieces for multiple platforms, including for POLITICO Pro subscribers, the POLITICO print edition, morning newsletters and the POLITICO web site.



Education Reporter
The Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Star is looking for a dynamic reporter to cover education issues with a digital-first focus. The reporter would pay particular attention to statewide K-12 education issues, but also occasionally cover higher education news and trends. This is a particularly important time for coverage of education issues in Indiana, a state that has been a leader in the controversial voucher program movement.  

Points of focus include:


Research Writer (UCP VII)
University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks a skilled communicator to fill the role of Research Writer within University Communications. As a national leader among public research universities, UConn has built a renowned faculty that pursues answers to critical questions facing our changing global society. The Research Writer would be part of the core news team based in Storrs and responsible for mining, writing, and pitching the stories that promote UConn’s research enterprise at the state, national, and international level.


Program Manager
Education Writers Association

The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking an enthusiastic and enterprising Program Manager to lead the organization’s training programs to help journalists excel in the digital ecosystem and develop their skills at obtaining, analyzing and using data to cover education.  

The program manager should share EWA’s commitment to the value of independent professional journalism and embrace its mission to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education coverage to better inform the public.


Account Executive with Education-Focused P.R. Firm
Larson Communications, Bay Area/ LA

Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:


Assistant Editor, Higher Ed

What will colleges look like in the future? (Will campuses even be around?) How will they evolve to meet the diverse needs of nontraditional, “New Normal” college students who are no longer coming straight from high school?


Education Reporter (21-Month Assignment)
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced reporter to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has had significant impacts on public education in Washington state.  This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.

Candidates should have experience in finding and writing compelling, in-depth stories, ideally about schools and learning.  Strong multi-media skills and experience covering education are big pluses.


Engagement Editor
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced engagement editor to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has significant impacts on public education in Washington state.  This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.

We seek candidates who can help lead Education Lab’s award-winning effort to spark and nurture constructive conversation about education in Washington state, and to seek out community voices that can improve our journalism.