Want to help us cover the effort to transform public education? Do you believe in building the future of strong, sustainable journalism? Do you love to learn on the job?
Chalkbeat is hiring mission-driven journalists, business staff, and technologists who believe an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Join us as we seek to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools.
2020 Summer Internship
We’re looking for interns to report on education in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Memphis. The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2020 will offer students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists at a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At this critical moment for an active, independent press, join us as we produce journalism that matters.
We’re seeking a strong beat reporter who believes that good education coverage is critical to the health of Chicago civic life. You’re hungry to break news but also naturally curious about the complexities and nuances of public policy. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise and long-term projects. You’re a team player who is enthusiastic about helping us connect with readers through events, social media, and newsletters. And you’re eager to visit schools and meet with students and educators.
Higher Education Reporter
Chalkbeat’s Colorado bureau is looking for a smart, enterprising reporter who can pioneer our higher education coverage, bringing the same relentless focus on equity and opportunity that we bring to our coverage of K-12 and early childhood issues. The higher education reporter will be passionate about bringing policy stories to life and committed to making Chalkbeat the go-to source for stories about higher education in Colorado.
Social Media Strategist
We’re seeking a social media strategist to grow our audience, help develop and maintain online communities on- and off-platform, and advise our local and national bureaus on daily social best practices. Chalkbeat’s social media strategist will join a growing engagement team to help our network of local bureaus and national desk take full advantage of opportunities to promote our work and embrace new readers.
Chalkbeat is growing and adding an additional staff accountant to our finance team. The staff accountant will assist with our day-to-day financial procedures and help us continue to grow.
Talent & Recruitment Assistant
We’re seeking a talent and recruitment assistant to support our efforts to hire, support and retain top talent. Chalkbeat’s talent and recruitment assistant views recruitment and talent support from a customer service perspective and as a vital contribution to the organization’s mission.
Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations and marital statuses to apply.