The Seattle Times, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and one of the few remaining independent news organizations in the country, is looking to hire a Reporter for Education Lab, the team that covers education in our region with a focus on equity. Education Lab (or Ed Lab, as it's affectionately known) is a solutions-journalism project supported by local foundations and other groups that combines in-depth reporting with an ambitious community-engagement effort that has impact in the region.
We’re looking for an experienced journalist who can use investigative and database skills to illuminate problems and find the most promising solutions – then turn those findings into lively copy and other forms of storytelling. We want you to use empathy to bring new voices to our coverage, to consider engagement as you work, and to coordinate closely with photographers and graphic artists to add impact to your stories.
Successful candidates will have experience covering early-education programs, K-12 schools and colleges, and a strong understanding of education trends, policies and challenges at the state, local and federal level. We’re particularly interested in data skills, knowledge of special education programs and an understanding of tried-and-true instructional methods that work for a broad range of students.
We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. If your profile does not match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives in your Cover Letter.
It is our job to reach underserved communities, many of which include immigrants. So fluency in a language other than English is an advantage.
Successful applicants are required to take a drug screen for controlled substances (including marijuana) and a criminal background check. In addition, you will be required to become a union member and pay ongoing union dues.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, Seattle Times Media Solutions combines cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.
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