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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!


Freelance Writers
Education Dive

Education Dive is seeking full-time freelance writers for its K-12 and higher education daily newsletters to write short news briefs and/or longer-form feature articles. Our readers are college and K-12 school administrators, not faculty members, teachers or staff.

You should:


Communications Associate Director/Manager
Higher Learning Advocates


Higher Learning Advocates is seeking a Communications Associate Director/Manager (title based on experience) who will be responsible for developing the organization’s messaging and implementing its communications and media outreach strategies.  Based in Washington, DC, the Communications Associate Director/Manager will require an understanding of media and outreach strategies, innovative approaches to reach key audiences, and a commitment to the organization’s mission.



Education Reporter

POLITICO’s mission from the very beginning was to win the audience. We dedicate ourselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. We experiment to avoid being disrupted and we have fun disrupting others. And we are not afraid to risk failure if it means being the best at what we do.


Executive Director
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)


The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) fosters literary achievement, advances the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serves the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. Established in 1967, the organization has grown to provide support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 university and college creative writing programs, and 200 literary organizations, publishers, writers’ conferences, and centers.


Investigative Reporting Fellow
The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Program at a glance: Reporters from around the country have used the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative projects annually since 2013. Their journalism has examined deaths of mentally ill inmates in America’s jails, overlooked stumbling blocks facing schools, exploitation of undocumented workers, national homicide trends, a failed mental health system, the dangers of diacetyl, climate change, and more.


Freelance Journalist
Online Schools Report

Online Schools Report is looking for a freelance journalist for a longform report on the State of Online Education going into 2019.

The report will be data driven, but include interviews and analysis. We have a team of researchers who can help with scraping/analyzing data. We have a skeleton of an article, but we want an experienced higher education reporter to flesh it out.

Topics include:


Seeking Experienced Higher Ed Reporter
The Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking an experienced reporter with a nose for news to cover higher education in Southern Nevada. This is a busy beat that should regularly produce front-page stories and drive significant online traffic. We are looking for a strong writer who can write with context, clarity and conciseness.

The ideal candidate is able to work well under deadline pressure, develop sources and take complicated issues and make the reader understand them. He or she is a storyteller with initiative, ideas and energy. Narrative writing skills are a plus.


Summer 2019 Reporting Internship

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven places — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and we have a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country.


Assistant Director of Events
Harvard Graduate School of Education - 47206BR

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Event Operations, the Assistant Director of Events leads the day-to-day events team to ensure the highest level of event and administrative support is provided to faculty, staff, students, and external clients.

• Manages a team of full time employees (currently 3)

• Manages and supports all aspects of events on-site at HGSE and off-site campus locations, including client communication, on-site management collaboration, establish event timelines, ensure special requests are met, etc.


Communications Senior Associate / Writer
The Hatcher Group

The Hatcher Group, a communications firm that works on progressive social change, seeks a full-time senior associate to work with our education clients. We are looking for an outstanding writer with strong editing, media and social media skills. This person could work in our Bethesda, Baltimore or Annapolis offices, preferably Bethesda.


School Accountability and Culture Reporter
The Sacramento Bee


Forget the traditional education beat. We’re looking for a reporter who will cover issues, concerns, and news that matters to anyone who is raising and educating a child.

This is a beat with accountability at its core – how is the school system preparing our children?  And it is also a beat about people – what is the best way for our family to raise our kids?


Internship Available
Education Writers Association

The Education Writers Association (EWA), the national professional organization supporting education journalists, is seeking an enthusiastic and mission-driven intern who will thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment. Our paid interns play a key role in conveying the value of EWA to our members and other stakeholders.

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


The Greenville News and the USA Today Network

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal and SweetIQ, and U.K.


Reporter, Higher Education
Industry Dive

We’re different. We’re Industry Dive, and we’re on the cutting edge of business media.

We are seeking a reporter for Education Dive who will lead our coverage of the higher education industry — from breaking news daily briefs to in-depth original features that analyze trends and issues. You will stay on top of major news and trends, pitch stories, cultivate relationships with stakeholders and hunt down exclusives. You will also do some content and copy editing of briefs and occasionally travel to conferences.

What you can bring to the table: