13 Jan 2022

Reporter or Editor Senior Reporter

United Federation of Teachers
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

The United Federation of Teachers seeks a reporter with experience in both the print and digital realms to write news stories, editorials and feature stories for the union’s bimonthly newspaper and to cover breaking news stories on deadline for the union website and social media. The reporter will also write for the retiree section of the UFT newspaper and the union’s various digital platforms. The candidate should have a working knowledge of New York City politics and public policy and should understand labor unions and their role in public education.


  • Live-tweet and file accurate, succinct and well-crafted news stories on deadline following a union press conference or event. Write a series of Twitter posts off the story as well.
  • Write clear and well-researched informational articles, editorials and feature stories for in-service and retired members.
  • Cover union events, including live tweeting.
  • Write data-driven articles that include infographics or charts
  • Write obituaries for the UFT Honors site.
  • Write content for digital newsletters and email blasts, produce union resolutions and complete other writing tasks as needed.
  • Participate in late-night lockup for the bimonthly newspaper six times a year.
  • Work outside regular work hours as assignments demand.


Required experience and qualifications

  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a reporter for a daily newspaper or news website.
  • Experience writing stories on tight deadlines.
  • A related college or advanced degree.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of the New York City public school system and city politics.
  • Have experience proofreading and copy
  • Have experience making videos or podcasts.
  • Have professional experience posting to Twitter and/or writing Instagram stories.
  • Have experience covering budgets and other data-driven stories.
  • Have experience ghost-writing columns and messages for organization leaders.

Salary commensurate with experience. A defined-benefit pension and other excellent benefits. Equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Send a resume, three news clips and a cover letter explaining why this job is a good fit for you to No resumes will be considered without a cover letter. Candidates must be willing to work in person at the union’s lower Manhattan headquarters and cover assignments across the city. Vaccination is required to work at the UFT.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Reporter or Editor. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 20 days.