Website Advance Media

Closing Date: May 30, 2024

Education Reporter

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the core of our mission to strengthen and empower the communities we serve.

This position pays between $48,000 to $62,000 annually. and The Post-Standard are looking for an Education reporter to join our watchdog/public affairs team, in the Syracuse, New York area.

We’re hiring an education reporter to cover local schools and colleges, including Syracuse University. In Syracuse, we have the fortune of strong public schools with high-quality teachers and students. We also have high school taxes, pockets of low achievement, a mental health crisis, economic inequities, inflexible leadership and skirmishes in America’s culture wars.

We’re looking for someone who can produce coverage with impact: building sources, digging into data, solving problems, finding fault, and advocating for people who need help. You should be able to find powerful stories about the success and struggles of our youth and families.

You’ll find support in this newsroom that is expanding its audience and reach, learning new approaches and driving the discussion in this area. Our skilled newsroom has won national awards and dominated the state awards for years.

This isn’t an entry-level job. To be considered, demonstrate that you’ve delivered difficult work somewhere. If that’s you, come here and make a difference.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or related field preferred.
  • The ability to work quickly but with accuracy and good news judgment.
  • Watchdog or investigative journalism experience.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate sources.
  • Good understanding of using social media for research and to engage readers.
  • Digital storytelling skills and open mind to trying new approaches.
  • Relentless curiosity and a good sense of humor.

Candidates should provide a cover letter telling your story and some links to your best published stories.

This job requires reliable transportation to meet with sources or cover events.

Our office is located in Syracuse, New York. We welcome applicants who are willing to relocate for this opportunity and will provide relocation assistance.

To apply for this opportunity:

Advance Media New York/Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable options for your healthcare including medical, dental and vision plans, mental health support options, flexible spending accounts, fertility assistance, a competitive 401(k) plan to help plan for your future, generous paid time off, paid parental and caregiver leave and an employee assistance program to support your work/life balance, optional legal assistance, life insurance options, as well as flexible holidays to honor cultural diversity.

Advance Media New York is a digitally focused news and information company serving Upstate New York. Advance Media New York publishes and operates an extensive portfolio of digital and print products featuring comprehensive in-depth content from Central New York’s largest news organization. Advance Media New York’s flagship brands are, the leading website in Central New York; The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829; and, the premier site for and about Upstate New York.

Advance Media New York is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit



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