Maryland Daily Record seeks a business reporter

The Baltimore Sun is looking for an education reporter who can see—and quickly and poetically distill — the coming trends while simultaneously keeping up with the day-to-day reporting that is necessary to cover a wide array of education experiences in Maryland.

We are looking for a reporter who can see across the state and craft compelling narratives in the form of dailies, enterprise stories and long-term projects. The ability to file FOIA requests and sort through large amounts of documents are both necessary. The right candidate will be comfortable in the classroom, at a school board meeting or talking to students about their lived experiences. Expect to interview politicians and be able to understand where the education money in the state’s budget is going.

The Maryland education landscape is currently undergoing a massive change as billions are being prepared to be spent on making the public schools more equitable while dealing with the effects of a pandemic whose end is impossible to predict. Covering the legacy of red lining and segregation in a majority Black city is another key component of the job.

The successful candidate will have several years of experience covering topics worthy of the front page and the clips to prove it. The ability to shift through bureaucratic-ese and turn it into understandable prose is an imperative. Fluency in data and Spanish would be appreciated.

The Baltimore Sun is the leading publication in a competitive media environment with no shortage of interesting stories and characters to report on. If this sounds like your jam send 5 of your best clips and resume to Education and DEI Editor Kamau High at khigh@baltsun.com.

Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.

Responsibilities

  • Break news on the education beat — quickly, fairly and accurately
  • Develop and mine a network of diverse sources for scoops and enterprise
  • Pitch and develop enterprise stories that readers can’t find anywhere else
  • Use data to show readers the big picture and explain trends
  • Work with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in a variety of media — photo galleries, videos, audio, timelines, charts, graphics, explainers, interactive tools and more.
  • Share news with and grow a network of followers on social media.

Qualifications

  • Two-four years of reporting experience at a daily news organization
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to tell a story
  • Excellent news judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Familiarity with and interest in the Baltimore area and its education system
  • Willingness to appear on camera
  • Working knowledge of photo and video

The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.

Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.

 

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