Education / general assignment reporter

Anchorage Daily News /, Anchorage, Alaska

Date Posted January 10, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
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The Anchorage Daily News /, Alaska’s most-read newspaper and news site, has an immediate opening for a reporter to cover local news, with an emphasis on education and general assignments.

You need to be solid in the basics: accuracy, context and fairness; clear and engaging writing; the ability to see stories that affect people, know how to report them and see through spin and process. You’ll cover a local school district with 48,000 students and 100 languages spoken in local homes, education issues affecting far-flung communities across Alaska, and a noisy, ongoing statewide debate about the future of the university system and public education. You like to dig, know your way around public records, aren’t afraid to ask questions and are naturally and deeply curious about how things work, whether things work, and if they're broken, understanding why. You're drawn to solutions as well as problems.

We’re a scrappy newsroom with a focus on audience - serving it, listening to it, growing it, retaining it. We’re big enough to have a robust readership and wide, deep reach, but small enough for individuals to make immediate and significant impacts and to help chart our course.

We cover a place bursting with rich, complex, interesting news - and demanding readers who know what good journalism looks like. We’ve won two Pulitzer Prizes, are currently part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network and this year won first-place national awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association. We'll be a host newsroom for Report for America in 2020-21. 

We’re independently owned and offer a competitive salary and benefits in a diverse, highly livable city of 300,000 with Alaska and all its outdoor opportunities right out the door. We’ll relocate the right candidate. Email a resume, samples of your work and a brief note telling how you can help us to

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