Culture of Higher Education - Roving Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 12, 2022
Closes
May 06, 2022
Ref
JR-90273442
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a reporter to cover the fiercest debates in American higher education.

This journalist will chronicle disputes over free speech and safe spaces, collective-bargaining drives, issues of equity and inclusion, shifting policies that govern how schools treat sexual-assault claims, and the strains of thought taking shape today that will spread from students to the national political sphere tomorrow. In many parts of the country, the culture war is waged on college campuses; this reporter will seek high-impact stories about the most urgent arguments.

The job requires a speedy metabolism, a nose for important stories that haven't been told yet, an ability to develop sources on campuses, high-level writing and a willingness to collaborate with other reporters around the newsroom. A track record covering higher education, politics or cultural issues is a plus.

This position is open to remote work and can be located outside of Washington, D.C. A willingness to travel is required. The role is part of The Post's expanding coverage across the United States.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work, three clips and a cover letter outlining the experience and approach they would bring to the role to our jobs portal by April 25. Materials should be uploaded as PDFs. Your cover letter should be addressed to Education Editor Adam Kushner, Deputy Education Editor April Bethea, Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Maria Glod and Managing Editors Steven Ginsberg and Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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