Education Reporter
The Orange County Register

The Orange County Register, one of Southern California’s leading news sources, is searching for an education reporter to cover both k-12 and higher education. Orange County, with 3 million residents, is comprised of 600 diverse public schools with 500,000 students. It also includes several colleges and universities, including  California State University, Fullerton, one of the state’s largest campuses, and the University of California, Irvine, one of the region’s top research institutions.

The Register is looking for candidates with several years of daily newspaper experience, and some knowledge of education issues and trends, including the implementation of the Common Core curriculum, education funding systems, college accessibility, etc. One day, the person might write about transitional kindergarten, the next she/he might run out to a UC Regents meeting to report on a tuition hike proposal.

The ideal candidate will be a versatile reporter, and solid writer, with a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively under deadline pressures. Data analysis and computer-assisted reporting skills are a plus. The candidate will also have a flare for crafting stories that appeal to general audiences.

To apply, candidates can send their resume, cover letter and six writing samples to Education Editor Jim Radcliffe at

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