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Company: EdSource
Editor for EdSource Today
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
February 12, 2013
Job ID: 1460653



EdSource Today, California’s only online site devoted solely to education journalism, is seeking an experienced editor with a background in education issues.


The successful applicant will be part of a growing and dynamic team of reporters and researchers developing new ways to reach Californians on the multiple challenges affecting public education in California and nationally. 


This is a part-time position based in downtown Oakland, with the possibility of it growing into a full-time position.




  1. Top-notch skills, with experience in daily and online journalism, including enterprise and/or investigative reporting.  
  2. Eager to work as part of a growing team in a creative, nonprofit journalism environment to build a unique service focused exclusively on education.
  3. Background in education and/or health reporting and children’s issues preferred
  4. Proven ability to work under deadline pressures, as well as working in a team context.
  5. Multimedia skills a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Help shape reporting projects intended to inform education policies in California and beyond.
  2. Edit stories on education-related topics in a variety of styles and formats, including news, enterprise, analysis and investigative stories for EdSource Today and for wider distribution to other news outlets.


A competitive salary will be paid commensurate with experience.  


About EdSource


EdSource Today is the journalism arm of Oakland-based EdSource, a highly regarded 35-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan education and research organization. EdSource’s mission is to inform and engage policymakers and the public on key education challenges, with the goal of improving learning outcomes for all students.


The editor of EdSource Today is veteran journalist John Fensterwald. EdSource is directed by Louis Freedberg, also a veteran California journalist.


To Apply


Send a cover letter, resume and four samples of work you have edited to:  Please write “Editor” in the subject line. Materials can also be sent to: EdSource Today, 436 14th Street, Suite 723, Oakland, CA 94612.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but must reach us by 5 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2013.



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