K-12 reporter
The Seattle Times

Education news is one of the top priorities at The Seattle Times, and we’re looking for a K-12 beat reporter who can help us build on our record of insightful, incisive coverage. The job is a one-year position with the possibility (but no guarantee) of turning into something longer. 

We want someone with at least a few years of reporting experience – ideally as an education reporter – but great clips matter the most. We’re looking for someone who is versatile enough to cover breaking news quickly and can also craft in-depth stories for the front page, especially watchdog stories. An undergraduate degree is required, too, along with social media skills — and a car or other reliable ways to get to assignments on little notice. 

As with other reporting jobs, you will be expected to get facts right, be fair, turn in clean copy and meet deadlines. And you’ll be expected to travel at times and work an unusual schedule when news coverage demands it.

Along with more traditional beat coverage, you will be part of our award-winning Education Lab project, which rigorously examines promising approaches to education’s toughest problems, using the tools of investigative journalism to explore what’s going right. In all, we have a team of four reporters, an editor and engagement editor.

The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country. We are family owned and operated, dedicated to the community we serve and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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To apply, submit the following materials via our online application. After completing the online application, choose the “Edit Your Profile” option to upload and submit your attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB) The Internet Explorer browser works best with our system.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Five samples of your reporting work, preferably uploaded as Word or PDF files. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips, but make sure they aren’t behind a pay wall. To submit URLs, collect them in a single Word document and upload it. 

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