1+ months

Beat Reporter - Education

Atlanta, GA 30303
*Primary Location: *7000 Central Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Enterprises
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Variable
*Requisition Number: *217173
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is seeking an ambitious, talented reporter to cover K-12 schools in metro Atlanta. An ideal fit for this job is someone who is comfortable covering local school news, local government actions and engaging parents and students. The correspondent will build a deep base of sources across the education spectrum.
The person who assumes this position must be adept at learning and evaluating education policy and programming along with watchdogging whether decisions made by school leaders yield results. The education correspondent needs to be an adept storyteller who can translate government action into relevance for readers.
Education is a high engagement topic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The reporter filling this role must be skilled at delivering breaking news, smart, engaging enterprise and accountability reporting.
Qualifications: Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)

Education

* College degree preferred.
Experience

* 3 years of professional journalism experience; comparable experience through internships and other roles will be considered for outstanding candidates.
* Strong record of serving audiences in a fast-paced, productive environment that is shaped by research, audience metrics and audience needs in print and in digital.
* Ability to develop strong, reader-focused story ideas and write about complex concepts with clarity and authority. The beat requires news, enterprise and accountability coverage.
* Familiar with the use of government records and the state and federal open records acts.
* Knowledge of spreadsheet and database programs a plus.
* Fluent in another language other than English a plus, but not required
* Organized and able to juggle multiple stories simultaneously.
* Excellent communication skills with a collaborative attitude.
* Capacity to shoot own photographs when needed.
*Additional experience, skills and qualifications may qualify an applicant for a Lead Local Correspondent or Senior Reporter role.*
Additional Requirements

* Reliable internet access required to work remotely.
* In-office work environment not available every day; some at-home officing or other remote work required
* Permanent residence in metro Atlanta required
* Local travel is required. Therefore, a successful candidate will need a reliable vehicle to cover the news

Who We Are
*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-11-14

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