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Education Reporter
The San Antonio Report

The San Antonio Report, a nonprofit news outlet in the country’s seventh-largest city, is seeking an energetic and curious reporter to cover the education beat. The San Antonio Report offers competitive pay, full benefits, and generous paid time off, and also embraces a collaborative work culture.

San Antonio’s education landscape is complex, with 17 school districts, a plethora of charter schools and private schools, six four-year higher education institutions, and a sprawling community college system. The vastness of educational entities in the San Antonio area creates a fertile ground for investigative reporting on school boards and special interest groups. Some school districts in the area frequently tangle with the Texas Education Agency over dysfunctional governance.

The San Antonio metro has one of the nation’s highest rates of poverty, which is an opportunity for an intrepid reporter to tell important community stories that explore how low education attainment rates are tied to economic segregation, and the dearth of resources for students in need.

The education reporter will be expected to break news and stay on top of the happenings throughout San Antonio’s education landscape. The community looks to the San Antonio Report for its expertise and its thoughtful and thorough reporting and this reporter will need to uphold those standards, from covering breaking news to enterprise reporting. This reporter also will be asked to integrate themselves in the education community to cultivate sources and gain trust with students, teachers, administrators, and school board members. Overall, this is a unique opportunity for an energetic reporter to explore many topics related to education and make the beat their own.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong reporting skills, with at least three years’ experience in a newsroom with specific experience covering K-12 education.
  • Proven ability to write well-organized, accurate copy on tight deadlines while also conceiving and pursuing long-term projects or stories.
  • Strong writing skills with proven ability to explain the complicated education challenges as related to resources and governance.
  • Willingness to work closely with editors and other colleagues in shaping the best stories for our audience.
  • Schedule flexibility (some nights, weekend work).
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

The San Antonio Report is San Antonio’s leading local online news source. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the site is open to all readers, with no paywall or registration required. We are an outlet that is highly engaged with our community and hosts events throughout the year with city thought leaders and officials. We’re a small and close-knit staff that genuinely enjoys each other’s company at work and away from the office.

If this sounds like the place and position for you, please send a cover letter and resume to: apply@sareport.org

The San Antonio Report is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or sexual orientation.


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