The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an enterprising, digitally savvy reporter to join our daily-news team. As a staff reporter, you will cover a range of issues shedding light on higher education in a time of high stakes and remarkable change — with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities facing research universities.
The Chronicle is the undisputed leader in news and information about higher education, and you'll join a growing team that produces insightful news coverage for a national audience. You'll provide engaged, in-the-moment, and analytical coverage of campus events and trends; evolutions in public policy and how they affect faculty, students, and campuses; and the varied ways that institutions manage their roles as research hubs, producers of scholarship, and economic drivers. You'll write often on deadline, and you'll look to drive conversations about the big issues facing the industry.
We're looking for a smooth, confident writer who has a deep understanding of higher education, a knack for developing sources and identifying broad patterns and themes, and the flexibility to juggle multiple stories and approaches at once. You're a talented individual who demonstrates strong news judgment and deep curiosity — someone who thrives on deadline and possesses the commitment and craft to produce ambitious journalism.
The right person has at least three years of experience and is a natural storyteller who can mine new sources to generate creative and distinctive story ideas. Someone who is self-motivated and proactive, flexible, comfortable with change, and a team player who enjoys collaborating with others and running with projects.
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, resume, five clips, and five brief pitches for story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org