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.

Executive Assistant

We’re seeking an executive assistant to work closely with our CEO in our Washington, D.C. office, helping her execute key duties across the organization. The right candidate will be highly organized, comfortable working at a fast pace, and a strong communicator with a willingness to learn and grow.

Learn more and apply here.

Indiana Reporter

We’re seeking an ambitious reporter to join our Indiana bureau. We’re looking for a reporter who can hit the ground running on a beat. We want you to break news, pitch smart ideas, and execute both quick-turn daily stories and long-term enterprise work.

Learn more and apply here.

Managing Editor for Style and Standards

We’re seeking an editor to manage our style and standards who will lead our editing team, oversee editorial operations, and boost our newsroom leadership. The right candidate will help elevate our overall story quality and improve our collective skills so that our journalism is the best it can possibly be.

Learn more and apply here.

National Reporter

We’re seeking a passionate, enterprising reporter to join our national reporting team.  The national reporter will be responsible for writing a range of stories. A typical week in your reporting life might include breaking news about a growing charter school network, synthesizing local stories about teachers strikes, and explaining challenges facing refugee students.

Learn more and apply here.

Regional Development Director

We’re seeking a regional development director to help us achieve our ambitious fundraising and expansion goals. Working closely with Chalkbeat’s revenue team, the regional development director will oversee the foundation and fundraising relationships in Colorado, Memphis and other Chalkbeat markets.

Learn more and apply here.

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.