California Student Journalism Corps Editor

EdSource is seeking a skilled journalist and mentor to fill a part-time role working (20-30 hours/week) with the talented students who make up our California Student Journalism Corps. We’re looking for someone who can skillfully edit stories and also work directly with student journalists as a guide and coach. This person would also assist our managing editor in leading weekly virtual classroom sessions, providing instruction, guidance and mentoring on a variety of relevant journalism topics.

Our student journalists are spread out on college campuses across California, and the person in this role will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with these students to both contribute to EdSource’s reporting and develop impactful stories of their own.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of editing and reporting, engaging classroom presentation skills, as well as the patience and care to help students navigate the steep learning curve that comes with the transition from student journalist to professional.

Founded in 1977, EdSource has earned its reputation as a highly respected and independent nonprofit newsroom with a long track record of reporting on important education issues, from early education to postsecondary. While its primary focus is on California, EdSource covers issues within a national context.

The editor will join an influential and growing organization recognized as one of the most authoritative sources of education reporting in a state with the nation’s largest system of public education. Our journalism is published online, in daily email newsletters, via video and podcast, as well as through partnerships with other news organizations.

This position will work remotely from anywhere in California.


  • At least 1-2 years of professional editing experience, preferably in daily journalism.
  • Ability to facilitate virtual meetings and classroom sessions and present instructional content to a college-level audience.
  • A desire to mentor student journalists on their path to a career in the field.
  • Creativity and willingness to integrate alternative story formats and multimedia storytelling into the corps’ work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Share in editing stories produced by student journalists.
  • Facilitate virtual classroom sessions and present instructional content.
  • Coach, mentor and provide constructive feedback to student journalists.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and provide contact information for three references to Please include the job title in the subject line.

EdSource is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds, all races, colors, origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and marital statuses are strongly  encouraged to apply.

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