University of Wisconsin–Madison

Education Reporter

Employer The Capital Times
Location Madison, WI
Type Full time
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Apply by August 31, 2018
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Posted on August 8, 2018


The Capital Times (, a digital-first media enterprise in Madison, Wisconsin, seeks a team-oriented journalist who is smart, curious and tenacious to cover education.

This reporter will be responsible for daily coverage of Madison education issues, as well as developing enterprise stories, interesting profiles, news analysis pieces and multimedia projects.

The job requires a digital-first, new media mindset. While applicants must have proven writing skills, fluency with social media and experience using data to tell important and unexpected stories are also critical. In addition, our newsroom has a strong commitment to covering issues of race in the community, and is seeking someone who will find such stories engaging and valuable.

Madison is a rapidly growing and changing city, strongly influenced by the University of Wisconsin, a leading research university. It features a vibrant downtown, distinctive neighborhoods, extensive bike paths, excellent restaurants and a politically active citizenry.

We publish a widely distributed weekly tabloid in print, publish daily on the web at, and produce several regular podcasts on politics, city issues and the Madison food scene. In addition, we host monthly community events and the annual Cap Times Idea Fest – which include panel discussions and interviews with newsmakers — to connect with readers.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and five examples of your work to Cap Times City Editor, Katie Dean at

Application Deadline – August 31, 2018.