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Company Name EdSource
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted 18, Thursday 2012
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Monthly Rate


EdSource Today is seeking an experienced and creative reporter with excellent writing skills. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop a beat unlike any other in California. It will focus on early childhood education, with an emphasis on early math education, transitional kindergarten, STEM and the next generation of science standards, parent and community involvement, and the impact of Common Core state standards on teaching.

EdSource Today is the journalism arm of EdSource, the highly regarded Oakland-based organization founded in 1977 to engage Californians on key education challenges. The successful applicant will be part of a growing team developing new ways to reach Californians on the multiple challenges affecting public education in California and nationally.

The editor of EdSource Today is veteran journalist John Fensterwald. EdSource is directed by Louis Freedberg, also a veteran California journalist.

This position is funded for one year, with possible renewal beyond the initial year.


EdSource Today is looking for a creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering issues in education. Qualifications sought include:

• Outstanding writing skills, with experience in daily journalism
• Eager to work as part of a growing team in a creative nonprofit journalism environment to build a unique service focused exclusively on education.
• Demonstrated track record using social media.
• Background in education reporting and children's issues preferable.
• Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures, as well as working in a team context.
• Multimedia skills, including data visualization skills, a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Write lively and knowledgeable reports in a variety of styles and formats, including news, enterprise, analysis and in-depth stories for EdSource Today and for wider distribution to other news outlets;
• Participate in reporting projects encompassing the entire EdSource Today team;
• Monitor statewide issues, policies, legislation, and organizations involved in early childhood education and STEM;
• Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience.

A competitive salary will be paid commensurate with experience.

About EdSource

EdSource Today is the journalism arm of EdSource, a 35-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan education and research organization whose mission is to inform and engage policymakers and the public on key education challenges, with the goal of improving learning outcomes for all students.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and four clips or other examples of your work to: [email protected] Please write Early Childhood Reporter in the subject line. Materials can be sent by regular mail send to: EdSource Today, Early Childhood Reporter, 436 14th St. 
Suite. 723, Oakland, CA 94612. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but must reach us by 5pm, November 5, 2012.

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