Education Reporter for News Division
The Deseret News

The Deseret News seeks a talented writer to produce beat and enterprise stories about trends in education, from pre-school to advanced degrees in a multi-platform newsroom, featuring print, web, radio and TV journalists collaborating on enterprise reporting and breaking news. We are looking for a journalist with a proven track record, showing innovation, creativity, investigative work and an ability to process data and find stories beyond the numbers.

We are seeking a reporter who can:

  • Empower readers to make smart choices regarding their personal and family’s education.
  • Become an expert in education trends, including common core, privatization, financial responsibility, etc.
  • Paint a picture of what education looks like in Utah today and seek out best practices and solutions.
  • Identify innovation in education and question strategies that are both old and new.
  • Use layers of inquiry to identify how education impacts the family, faith, personal finance, business and other aspects of society. 
  • The reporter must also be able to engage with other thinkers about education via social media and personal interactions.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, preferred.

The reporter will write primarily for the Deseret News Utah Edition, with articles to appear on and also 

The reporter will also need to demonstrate a commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values (

To apply, please go to   Please include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please explain your interest and experience in reporting on education trends.

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