K-12 Reporter (Contract)

EdSurge - Remote - Part time

EdSurge, an independent news and research initiative of ISTE, is looking for a versatile, part-time contract reporter who is passionate and knowledgeable about the people and ideas that shape education—especially during this period of extreme change and upheaval. The reporter will cover the trends and experiences of K-12 educators and learners experiencing remote, hybrid and in-person learning, and what schools and districts are doing to support them.

We welcome creative, confident and concise writers who can communicate complex ideas to our audience. Not every article will be 700-900 words long; sometimes charts and graphs do a better job at telling the story.

In this job you will:

  • Research and produce around 1 story per week.
  • Pitch new stories and tackle assignments from editors.
  • Develop and maintain networks of K-12 sources.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Participate in occasional team meetings via Zoom.

What makes you a great fit for this role:

  • Professional reporting experience for a media outlet. (Education reporting preferred.)
  • Ability to independently develop sources for stories, including students, teachers, administrators and researchers.
  • A passion for education and learning—and curiosity about the role technology is playing.
  • Outstanding writing and editing chops.
  • Experience and comfort with data journalism and visualization a plus.
  • Ability to work independently under deadlines with minimal guidance.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with different social media platforms.
  • Broad understanding of major education issues.
  • Bonus: Familiarity with image editing, content management systems

This is a part-time contract position through Dec. 31, 2020. The reporter will be expected to publish 6-8 stories. Compensation is budgeted at $5,000 flat rate. ISTE/EdSurge is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a resume and writing samples to stephen@edsurge.com.

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Experience Level

Mid Level


EdSurge is an independent news and research initiative of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit membership organization serving educators committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world.

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