Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
4 Year Degree
The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an entrepreneurial reporter to explain how both high-tech and low-tech innovations are changing the college experience for students and faculty. This reporter will identify emerging ideas, approaches, and tools used on campuses – including big data, outsourcing, and surveillance – and examine their successes, unintended consequences, and pitfalls.
Your work will inform an audience of campus leaders who make crucial decisions about change at their institutions. It will also seek to reach an audience of professors and student-affairs staff who need to understand the implications of the changes happening around them. And it will ask critical questions about the degree to which innovations serve the missions of institutions and those of higher education at large.
The reporter who excels at this work is both a systems thinker and an empath, someone with a knack for spotting trends and then connecting them to real people. This person will be eager to develop into a public-facing expert producing work in multiple platforms and media — including news and feature articles, newsletters, longform reports, and live and virtual events.
The ideal candidate has at least two years of experience covering and demystifying a sector. Familiarity with higher-education issues, particularly the student and faculty experience and/or campus innovation and technology, is a plus. You’ll need to be self-motivated, eager to take initiative, and skilled at framing journalism for a national audience.
The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. Our pay is commensurate with experience, and our benefits are among the best in the business.
If this sounds like the place you want to make your mark, send a cover letter, résumé, five clips, and three brief pitches for story ideas on the beat to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle of Higher Education took appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all staff members. Thus, we are working remotely during this time. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to us. This role is currently 100% remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it is safe to return to the office, this role will be based in our Washington, DC office.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience, excellent benefits and 24 vacation days per year
About The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Chronicle is a privately owned, independent news and information organization, was founded in 1966 and originally owned by a nonprofit, Editorial Projects in Education. EPE sold The Chronicle in 1978 to Jack Crowl and Corbin Gwaltney, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., was formed. Gwaltney bought the entire company in 1990, and he is co-chair of its board of directors, along with his wife, Pamela Gwaltney. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., publi...shes The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Arts & Letters Daily, and The Chronicle Review.