This time last year, Chalkbeat had nine employees. Today, we have 24 plus six summer interns (and we’re hoping at least two of those internships turn into full-time positions).
Needless to say we’ve grown very quickly and we are excited to welcome new, great talent to our team.
Here’s a brief look at some of our new hires who have started already or plan to start soon:
In Indiana, we’ve brought on Hayleigh Colombo as a reporter and Shaina Cavazos as an intern.
In New York, we’ve brought on Mary Ellen McIntire and Jackie Schechter as interns and Jessica Glazer as a contract reporter.
In Tennessee, we’ve brought on Grace Tatter as our legislative reporter based in Nashville and Oliver Morrison as an intern based in Memphis.
In Colorado, we’ve brought on Monique Collins as an intern.
Finally, on our network team, we’ve hired Rebecca Ross as our chief operating officer. Rebecca has more than fifteen years of experience designing innovative programs and products that create social impact and building the capacity of organizations that execute them. She has been a Vice President at ideas42 and Seedco where her work focused on issues of poverty, education and financial services for the poor in New York City and nationally. Rebecca has a BA from Vassar College and a MPA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.