Managing Editor


Oakland, California

Date Posted July 20, 2021
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Education
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Managing Editor

EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking a managing editor with a keen eye for seeing the big picture on issues, including those involving early education, K-12 and higher education. With a mix of longform pieces, short news updates, as well as in-depth enterprise, the managing editor will oversee EdSource’s daily news operation and help steer the strategic editorial vision as a key member of the senior leadership team.

A successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a team of journalists, with the ability to elevate content by helping to conceive relevant, engaging and data-driven stories. We’re looking for a creative and experienced editor with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, compelling storytelling that sheds new light on issues and trends in education.

The managing editor must have excellent news judgment and encourage a strong watchdog focus for the organization.

Founded in 1977, EdSource is a highly respected independent, nonprofit organization with a long track record of reporting on important education issues. While its primary focus is on California, EdSource covers issues within a national context.

The managing editor will join an influential and growing organization recognized as one of the most authoritative sources of education reporting in a state with the nation’s largest system of public education. Articles are published online, in daily email newsletters, as well as through partnerships with other news organizations.

The position can be based in EdSource’s headquarters in Oakland or its Los Angeles bureau.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Along with the opportunity to do meaningful work with a team of experienced journalists, EdSource offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a range of medical plans, a retirement savings plan, generous vacation leave and paid holidays, as well as professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and provide contact information for three references, as well as links to your social media accounts and links to, or attachments of, three to six examples of work you have edited to Please include the job title in subject line.

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