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The 74 is a non-profit news network covering education in America. Our public education system is in crisis. In the United States, less than half of our students can read or do math at grade-level, yet the education debate is dominated by misinformation and political spin. Our mission is to lead an honest, fact-based conversation.

  • 2021 Editorial Fellow (Starting May, June, July 2021)

    Job Description

    The 74 is currently accepting applications for our paid editorial fellowships, beginning anywhere between May 1 and July 15, 2021. Dates are flexible. (Fellowships can run anywhere from 3-12 months based on qualifications, current staffing and preference of candidate). While the pandemic has thrown some planning into question, our typical preference is for the Fellow to work out of our NYC newsroom. We should gain greater clarity about 2021 staffing expectations as we move through the autumn.

    Responsibilities Include

    Our Fellows contribute research, reporting and writing to our daily newsroom, and are given numerous opportunities to pitch news and enterprise features, which means plenty of bylines and published work for your portfolios. They also assist with special projects and work with our reader engagement team, optimizing our article layouts for reader retention, our multimedia content for impact and our social media pages for sharing.

    Position Requirements

    The ideal candidate:
    • Is a new journalist in the field, or is studying journalism, public policy or mass communications
    • Has previous experience in editorial, government, or web production
    • Is well versed in today's top education stories, issues and flash points
    • Has had writing published in mainstream outlets
    • Has previously reported for a newsroom
    • Can provide references
    We are now actively considering candidates for summer 2021. Deadline is January 15, 2021.

    To apply for this position, send a cover letter and CV to: info@the74million.org

  • Freelance Contributors

    Job Description

    The 74 is accepting news, analysis and op-ed pitches, as well as proposals for explainer videos and short documentaries.

    Responsibilities Include

    Write high-quality news or opinion content about education in America.

    Position Requirements

    Submit pitch with clips to info@the74million.org, or reach out to Editor in Chief Steve Snyder at steve@the74million.org.

    To apply for this position, send a cover letter and CV to: info@the74million.org