Website Bethesda Beat

Closing Date: December 17, 2022

Education Reporter

Bethesda Beat, a vital outlet serving Montgomery County, Maryland, is looking for a savvy, Spanish-speaking reporter to cover education.

About 160,000 students—nearly a third of them Hispanic—are enrolled in the public K-12 system, the 15th-largest in the nation; the area hosts higher education institutions as well as numerous private schools.

This role requires an ambitious mix of breaking news, enterprise and approaches driven by what readers need to know. This reporting role also produces a weekly education newsletter.

Candidates should have fluency covering education, using public records and data, and explaining complex issues.

Who We Are

Bethesda Beat is an award-winning local news site. Bethesda Magazine is an award-winning bi-monthly publication that covers the people, places and issues in Montgomery County, Maryland. Both are published by Z-Pop Media, the leading media company in Montgomery County, one of the nation’s largest and most affluent and diverse counties.

What We Value

We are committed to:

  • Serving the community by producing extraordinary content and events that inform and engage local residents
  • Providing a work environment that is based on respect and that is inclusive to all and free of discrimination
  • Creating opportunities for advancement and growth for our employees

Responsibilities

  • Report breaking news as it happens—quickly, fairly and accurately. Expand stories if necessary.
  • Work with editors to present relevant stories in Spanish and English.
  • Cultivate a network of diverse sources on your beat.
  • Pitch and develop enterprise stories that readers can’t find anywhere else.
  • Use public records to find scoops and do data reporting, and use digital tools to present data visualizations.
  • Strategically use social media to build sources, track news and distribute content.

Qualifications

  • One-three years of reporting experience, including education coverage, at a daily news organization
  • Full fluency in English and Spanish
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to tell a story
  • Excellent news judgment, audience awareness and understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Experience working in a digital publishing system
  • Familiarity with and interest in Montgomery County
  • Willingness to represent Bethesda Beat on audio and video platforms
  • Working knowledge of photography

To apply

Email Chessie.williams@bethesdamagazine.com with a resume (as a PDF), references and links to a half-dozen clips that demonstrate breaking news and enterprise on education or development coverage. No phone calls, please.

The job is located in our office in North Bethesda. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance and a matched 401K program, as well as flexibility for hybrid work and opportunities for career development.

 


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Employers: Looking to find the best talent in education reporting and communications? Post your employment opportunities with EWA.

To apply for this job email your details to Chessie.williams@bethesdamagazine.com

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