Work at Chalkbeat

Want to help us cover the effort to transform public education? Do you believe in building the future of strong, sustainable journalism? Do you love to learn on the job?

Chalkbeat is hiring mission-driven journalists, business staff and technologists who believe an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Join us as we seek to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools.

Digital Producer

We’re seeking a digital producer to manage the production of daily stories and larger projects. You’ll help produce high-impact journalism in collaboration with our team of reporters and editors in six bureaus across the country. We’re looking for someone with solid digital experience and a strong visual sensibility who is drawn to our mission. You’ll be deeply involved in our daily operations, producing Chalkbeat stories in WordPress, managing our media library and using image editing tools and basic HTML/CSS to keep things looking sharp. You’ll take the lead on creating graphics, editing photos and videos, and experimenting with new types of storytelling. You’re also inaugurating this as a new role at Chalkbeat, and can expect to teach and learn on the job!

Learn more and apply here.

Development Manager

We’re seeking a development manager to help us work more efficiently and effectively toward achieving our ambitious fundraising goals. Working closely with Chalkbeat’s development team and our CEO, the development manager will coordinate the day-to-day systems and operations of this team and will manage a diverse portfolio of fundraising projects. The right candidate will be smart, organized, and entrepreneurial, with strong communication, project management, and analytical skills.

 Learn more and apply here.


Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations and marital statuses to apply.