Education reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana

Posted On: July 27, 2015

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Chalkbeat

Company Description

Chalkbeat, the award-winning nonprofit news organization covering public education in Indiana, is looking for a staff reporter. Cover schools in Indianapolis, one of the country’s most exciting growing cities, at a time when education policy is at the heart of political conversation in the state.

Job Description

Position: Education reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana

The position requires a self-starter who is hungry to break news and dive deep in enterprise reporting; eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates; and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. Knowledge of and passion for urban K-12 education issues is a strong plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

➢ Conceiving and executing stories about Indianapolis public schools, from breaking news to enterprise reporting to long-term investigative projects
➢ Strong beat reporting, including developing strong, reliable sources and beating the competition
➢ Innovating our approach to presenting news and distributing content via new avenues
➢ Assisting with newsletter production and aggregation of education news stories and opinion pieces
➢ Engaging with readers throughout the reporting process and in person through Chalkbeat events

To Apply

Send a résumé or LinkedIn profile, links to five relevant clips, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Bureau Chief Scott Elliott at If you have data-wrangling or coding skills, make sure to note that as well.

Compensation depends on experience and is competitive with full benefits package.

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.