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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.

  • 2020 Editorial Fellow (Starting May, June, July 2020)

    Job Description

    The 74 is currently accepting applications for our paid editorial fellowships, beginning anywhere between May 1 and July 1, 2020. Dates are flexible. (Fellowships can run anywhere from 3-12 months based on qualifications, current staffing and preference of candidate)

    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 2020. Deadline is March 1, 2020.

    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 Editorial Director Steve Snyder at steve@the74million.org.

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