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.

Chief People Officer

We’re looking for our first Chief People Officer to join the Chalkbeat team. The Chief People Officer will develop talent strategies and people initiatives that ensure Chalkbeat is the go-to organization for leaders and staff looking to do their best work on a diverse, high-performing team.

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Detroit Reporter

We’re seeking a reporter committed to local journalism and respects the transformative power of a good story. You’re a self-starter who is hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You’re a strong beat reporter who can develop reliable sources and beat the competition. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise and long-term projects. We are open to hiring a veteran reporter or an up-and-coming journalist for this position.

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Graphic Designer/Project Manager

We’re seeking a graphic designer with strong project management skills to join the product team. Chalkbeat’s product team is responsible for our digital products and visual storytelling. We also provide support for editorial and revenue initiatives that require product thinking, such as newsletters, investigative projects, and membership. That support comes in many forms and degrees, from envisioning strategy to tactical execution.

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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.