Idaho EdNews seeks experienced journalist

Idaho Education News is seeking an ambitious and innovative journalist who can break news and wants to dive deep to investigate Idaho’s most pressing education issues. We want a journalist who has a passion for advancing the story and probing beneath the surface to enlighten Idahoans. We want someone with a clear writing style who also can visually tell stories that accurately inform, entertain and engage our audiences.

This is a great job for a journalist who wants to make a difference in the world.

Our favorite candidates also need to:

  • Care about Idaho’s education system and its students and teachers.
  • Feel comfortable interacting with people on a regular basis.
  • Be inquisitive. All employees are encouraged to find new and innovative ways to conduct business more efficiently.

About Idaho Education News

Idaho Education News is a non-profit online news source that provides statewide awareness of critical issues that affect Idaho’s children and their future. We are independent. We take no position on how to achieve better schools.

We are a team of award-winning journalists who dig for and shine a light on education data. We demand transparency. We hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

Idaho Education News has seven full-time employees with an office in Downtown Boise, Idaho, and a bureau in East Idaho. We are funded on grant dollars and beginning our seventh year.

Our websites — and — are free of advertising and paywalls and had more than 1 million visitors this year.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and links to accounts you manage to: [email protected].

Jennifer Swindell

Jennifer Swindell

Managing editor and CEO Jennifer Swindell founded Idaho Education News in 2013. She has led the online news platform as it has grown in readership and engagement every year, reaching over two million pageviews a year. Jennifer has more than 35 years of experience in Idaho journalism. She also has served as a public information officer for Idaho schools and as a communication director at Boise State University. She can be reached at [email protected].

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