Work at Chalkbeat

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.

Paid summer education reporting internships available. 

Interns will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, to work on enterprise stories, and to participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. They will be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporters.  
Learn more and apply here.



Chalkbeat is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.Chalkbeat was founded in 2013 as a merger of GothamSchools and EdNews Colorado, the award-winning news sites that are now known as Chalkbeat New York and Chalkbeat Colorado. We currently have four bureaus (located in New York, NY, Denver, CO, Memphis, TN, and Indianapolis, IN) as well as a centralized network that supports the local bureaus. The network is building a shared infrastructure (technology, editorial and product support, finance, HR and administration) to make our work as high-quality and sustainable as possible.