Workshop Leader

Employment type
12 days ago
Los Angeles

Our mission for Workshops is to build community while supporting students in exploring new and creative ways to use writing to discover themselves, practice self-care, hone their storytelling skills, support college access, and apply their critical thinking skills. The goal is to redefine a student's relationship to writing so that it can be seen as a fun and useful tool, rather than an academic chore.

We are seeking a Teaching Artist to lead our seven-week virtual Journalism writing workshop with an emphasis on Social Justice issues.

During our seven-week program, students learn to brainstorm, research, write, and edit their own news articles culminating in a published digital newspaper. The student’s accomplishments are celebrated with a release party.

Program Details

  • Lesson plans cover 6 sessions 
  • Session Dates: OCT 13, 20, 27, NOV 3, 10, 17, DEC 1 (Release Party)
  • Students ages: 9-13
  • 15 students enrolled in the program - new and returning.
  • Teaching Artists will receive a stipend of $1500 for six workshop sessions.This is a contract position for a full quarter with an option to continue the rest of the school year.


Teaching Artists Responsibilities

  • Applicants should be able to break down social justice and anti-racism concepts for students ages 9-13. 
  • Responsible for creating lesson plans and leading two hour sessions.


Teaching Artist Qualifications

  • Experience with social justice writing who can guide students through critical media literacy, brainstorming, research, and writing critically about social justice issues.
  • Classroom or workshop facilitator experience preferred
  • Experience in Journalism is a plus, but not required
To apply

The position is open to all, QTBIPOC are highly encouraged to apply. Submit an abstract of how you would approach leading this workshop series. Provide links to previous work and/or a sample lesson plan.

Email your abstract, links to previous work and/or sample lesson plan to Cecilia at [email protected] with the subject line: Journalism Teaching Artists

Deadline to apply September 15.