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.


We’re seeking a designer/developer to join our product team. The product team is predominantly responsible for our technology — the CMS,, analytics, and visual storytelling. But we’re also responsible for providing support for editorial and revenue initiatives that require product thinking, such as newsletters, investigative projects, and membership. That support comes in many forms and degrees, from envisioning strategy to tactical execution. As the designer/developer, you’ll have the opportunity to work on both large-scale product design — like our website and newsletters — and help us find innovative ways to create engaging storytelling.

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Detroit Reporter

We’re seeking a reporter to join our Detroit team.  You’re a self-starter who is hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You’re a strong beat reporter who can develop reliable sources and beat the competition. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise and long-term projects. Most importantly, you can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how schools in the city work. And you’re not afraid to call its leaders to task when warranted. We are open to hiring a veteran reporter or an up-and-coming journalist for this position.

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Email Marketing Manager

We’re seeking an email marketing manager to create a best-in-class email experience that helps drive conversion from readers to donors. Our email marketing manager will drive key outcomes for both our revenue and editorial teams — growing email subscribers, driving revenue through ongoing online donor campaigns (via our new membership program), and working closely with our editorial team to keep our newsletters relevant and engaging.

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Engagement Editor

We’re seeking an engagement editor to grow our audience and deepen our relationship with readers. Our engagement editor will help our network of local bureaus and national team better understand the news needs of our core audiences, build stronger relationships with communities that need critical information about schools, and expand our reach to inform as many people as possible about key developments in public education.

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Regional Development Director, Network and East

We’re seeking a regional development director to help us achieve our ambitious fundraising and expansion goals. Working closely with Chalkbeat’s revenue team, the Regional Development Director will oversee the foundation and fundraising relationships in New York, Newark, and other Chalkbeat markets, including our national/network portfolio of funders.

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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.