We're looking for an education reporter to report on the state capital happenings.


Education in Atlanta is seeking a general assignments reporter who has range and can follow the beat to all things happening around the metro area that directly (and indirectly) impact education. This job is great for someone who likes to dig beyond the headlines, seeking documents and data to evaluate education programs and policies.  We are looking for stories that no one else is doing in the metro area.

The successful candidate will not be limited to just exploring the hearings happening at the capital but also cultivating relationships to know the “underlying” stories about policies being proposed or implemented at the state capital. They can meet deadlines and find stories that push the mission of EIA forward.


  • Research, report, and write stories that uphold journalistic excellence across all publishing platforms.
  • Pitch in-depth and impactful story ideas at news and planning meetings.
  • Present compelling, relevant stories that resonate across the metro area and the state of Georgia.
  • Contribute to the production of Education in Atlanta newsletters, as needed;
  • Develop and write breaking news, features, and interviews.
  • Coordinate and co-produce special projects, including long-form podcasts.
  • Cultivate new contacts with sources and newsmakers.
  • Produce general assignment reporting as needed.
  • Prepare and write stories for publishing on the website.
  • Take still photos and videos for web use as applicable.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Associated Press Style.
  • Be available to work nights and/or weekends to cover the beat and/or per the news cycle if breaking or major news happens. Available to fill in on general assignments per department scheduling needs.
  • Meet short and long-term deadlines as assigned.
  • Use social media to cultivate contacts and promote work.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or the equivalent experience is required.

Experience:  1-2 years of journalism

Software/ Technical Skills: This position must be computer literate; must have knowledge of writing, broadcasting, editing, voice work and production, and a familiarity with recording equipment.

To Apply:

Send your resume and provide contact information for three references, links to your social media accounts, and links to, or attachments of, three to six examples of your journalism to info@educationinatlanta.com. Please include the job title in the subject line and, in the body of the email, how you heard about this opportunity (job post, referral, etc.)

ABOUT Education in Atlanta

Education in Atlanta is an equity-led digital newsroom committed to covering one of Atlanta’s most underreported stories: the effort to improve schools for all children within the metro Atlanta area, especially those who have been disenfranchised to quality education due to race, socioeconomics, or disability.  

Education in Atlanta is setting the stage for education coverage not only in the metro area but also in Georgia. The right candidate for this role is passionate about education and has a deep understanding how to report on important issues within a state but also with a national background.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At Education in Atlanta, we cultivate a culture and atmosphere that embraces inclusivity, ensuring that everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to flourish. Our unwavering dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to actively attracting, retaining, and advancing a broad spectrum of talent throughout our organization. Recognizing the richness of our global community, replete with diverse ideas and perspectives, we believe that fostering inclusivity is paramount to the success of our company. We are committed to mirroring the diversity of the world in which we operate, understanding that this diversity is pivotal to driving innovation and achieving remarkable outcomes. Through deliberate efforts, we guarantee that our viewers, communities, and employees experience a sense of being heard, represented, and celebrated.

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