Local Education Reporter – #205884
Cox Enterprises – Atlanta Journal Constitution




Primary Location: 223 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA, US
Division: Cox Enterprises
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Requisition Number: 205884

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is seeking an ambitious, experienced reporter to cover K-12 schools in metro Atlanta. An ideal fit for this job is someone who is comfortable covering school boards and leadership at the school level in addition to engaging parents and students and getting to know their issues and their aspirations. The person who assumes this position must be adept at evaluating education policy and programming and watchdogging whether decisions made by school leaders yield results. Education is highly regulated, therefore, a successful candidate for this job must hold a clear understanding of how local education governance is influenced by state and federal policies and must also understand how to navigate those bureaucracies.

Education is a high engagement topic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The reporter filling this role must be adept at delivering breaking news, skilled at delivering smart, engaging enterprise and prepared to deliver tough accountability and investigative reporting. Sourcing is key, so a reporter in this role must be prepared to build a deep base of sources and connections.



  • College degree preferred.


  • 5 years of professional journalism experience preferred.
  • Beat reporting experience preferred.
  • Proven record of serving audiences in a fast-paced, productive environment that is shaped by research, audience metrics and audience needs in print and in digital.
  • Excellent communication skills with a collaborative attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce accountability journalism.
  • Interface Requirements: Other newsroom journalists, sources, public officials.

Who We Are

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at  

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