San Antonio Report

Closing Date: December 19, 2022

San Antonio Report – Education Reporter

The San Antonio Report is seeking an energetic and curious reporter to cover the education beat. We’re looking for a reporter with a unique ability to cover schools in a way that makes our coverage essential reading for anyone who cares about education in San Antonio.

Our nonprofit news organization, located in the country’s seventh-largest city, offers competitive pay, full benefits and generous paid time off, and embraces a collaborative work culture.

San Antonio’s education landscape is complex, with more than a dozen public school districts of various sizes, charter schools and private schools, as well as six four-year higher education institutions and a sprawling community college system. This creates a fertile ground for investigative reporting on school boards and special interest groups. Some school districts in the area are being overseen by the Texas Education Agency because of dysfunctional governance.

The San Antonio metro has one of the nation’s highest rates of poverty, which is an opportunity for an intrepid reporter to tell important community stories that explore how low education attainment rates are tied to economic segregation, and the disparity in resources among school districts.

The education reporter will be expected to break news and stay on top of the happenings throughout San Antonio’s education landscape. The community relies on the San Antonio Report for its expertise and its thoughtful and thorough reporting, and our education reporter will need to uphold those standards, from covering breaking news to enterprise reporting. This reporter also will be asked to integrate themselves in the education community to cultivate sources and gain trust with students, teachers, administrators, and school board members. Overall, this is a unique opportunity for a reporter to explore numerous topics in education and produce journalism with real impact.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong reporting skills, with at least two years’ experience in a newsroom and specific experience covering K-12 education preferred.
  • Ability to pivot between breaking education news and short and longer-term enterprise stories.
  • Strong writing skills with proven ability to explain the complicated education challenges related to resources and governance.
  • Willingness to work closely with editors and other colleagues in shaping the best stories for our audience.
  • Schedule flexibility (some nights and weekend work).
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

The San Antonio Report is San Antonio’s leading local online news source. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the site is open to all readers, with no paywall or registration required. We are committed to earning readers’ time and trust by providing useful and informative news, insights and perspectives they won’t find anywhere else, always aiming to spur interest and action in the community around us. We are highly engaged with our community and host events throughout the year with city thought leaders and officials. We’re a small and close-knit staff that genuinely enjoys each other’s company at work and away from the office.

This is a full-time, exempt position and is based in San Antonio, TX.

The starting salary range for this position is $45,000 – $55,000 and is commensurate with experience and skill set. Some of the benefits employees enjoy are generous personal time off, nine paid holidays, health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and paid parental leave.

If this sounds like the place and position for you, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to: apply@sareport.org and include “Education Reporter” in the email subject line.

The San Antonio Report is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or sexual orientation.


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To apply for this job please visit sanantonioreport.org.

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