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EdSource seeks an editor

February 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

EdSource is seeking a skilled editor who can work with the nonprofit newsroom’s award-winning education team. We’re looking for someone who can navigate the news cycle while focusing on what distinguishes EdSource from the pack – compelling, in-depth journalism that goes beyond the latest headlines and searches for solutions to some of the most vexing issues facing education in California and the nation.

With the state’s largest team of education reporters, EdSource is seeking an editor with a keen eye for seeing the big picture on issues, including those involving early education and K-12. A strong candidate will have experience working with both seasoned and emerging writers, as well as an ability to inspire and coach while helping to shape storytelling with impact. With a mix of longform pieces, short news updates, as well as in-depth enterprise, the editor will work collaboratively with EdSource’s editorial leadership team to help steer the strategic vision of the newsroom.

A successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a team of journalists, with the ability to elevate content by helping to conceive relevant, engaging and data-driven stories. We’re looking for a creative and experienced editor with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, engaging storytelling that sheds new light on issues and trends in education.

EdSource’s headquarters are in Oakland, although this editor can work remotely in California, with some travel to Oakland.


  • At least 8 years of experience, preferably working with a daily journalism publication;
  • Ability to set, lead and execute a strategic vision for a wide range of coverage, along with the ability to distill complex education topics;
  • Enthusiastic leader with team-building skills that encourage collaboration and innovation;
  • Proven supervisory skills, working collaboratively with other editors, as well as reporters;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to place issues within a larger context;
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines;
  • Creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering education issues and create high-impact multimedia storytelling;
  • Experience in education journalism preferred but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit stories with impact in a variety of styles and formats.
  • Supervise a team of journalists, providing regular feedback and coaching.
  • Work with other team members to develop new ways to grow audience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Base salary range is $95,000 – $110,000.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and provide contact information for three references, as well as links to your social media accounts and links to, or attachments of, three to six examples of work you have edited to Please include the job title in the subject line and in the email share with us how you heard about the role (website, social, specific affinity group, EdSource staff referral etc).

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