Education Reporter
The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press

An award-winning, multi-platform news operation with a growing audience — seeks an aggressive, digitally savvy education reporter who understands how to use all the tools in the journalism toolbox. This journalist will be part of a two-person education team and may also cover some of our many universities, when appropriate.

Here’s why you should work for us:

• We’re one of the largest news operations in Virginia, with coverage from Richmond to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. That’s a big audience — looking for both statewide and hyperlocal coverage.

• We aim for ambitious journalism that makes an impact on Virginians’ lives.

• Our coverage area includes the world’s largest Navy base, many cities and miles of beaches. 

• We are passionate about what we do here and are committed to both serving readers and helping our journalists develop new skills.

Here’s what we ask in return:

• You must have strong news judgment, a collaborative approach and a desire to get the story swiftly and accurately.

• You appreciate the depth an education beat offers readers: investigative pieces about systemic issues, explanatory stories about budgets and features about students and teachers.

• You must be able to thrive in our fast-paced operation and capable of producing a variety of content: photos and videos, tweets, short updates for web, and print stories with deep context.

A college degree is required. At least two years’ experience in daily journalism is preferred.

The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press is a progressive news operation with a focus on communication and collaboration at all levels. Working with fellow reporters, photographers and senior editors is a typical day on the job. Input and creativity are not just welcome but required. In this ever-changing media landscape, a sense of humor also helps. Please include work samples with application. Follow this link to apply.

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