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Education Reporter

Do you want to make life better for a generation of children? Do you have the investigative chops to dig into school budgets and enrollment numbers, the patience to listen to parents whose kids are being failed by the system, and the courage to challenge an educational establishment that rewards mediocrity? Then we need you in Portland, Oregon.

Willamette Week, the locally-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and media company in Portland, is seeking an education reporter to cover everything from a universal preschool program to university campuses that have become political battlegrounds. Most of all, this reporter will dig into a K-12 school system that has left Oregon kids trailing far behind their peers in other states. If you can write stories that keep readers in their seats, enjoy reading free-lunch lists with dinner, and your idea of a fun weekend is interviewing high schoolers about their lives, you’re just the person we’re looking for. Come from a background that’s underrepresented in journalism? That’s even better. Send a resume and three clips to