Governance and Business Issues Reporter

Inside Higher Ed seeks an ambitious reporter to cover governance, leadership, management and business issues affecting colleges and universities across the country.

The world of higher education is under stress as student demographics change and enrollment pressures mount. At the same time, narratives about the high cost of college proliferate, discussions of student debt levels stoke public dissatisfaction, politicians face fiscal constraints and a long-empowered generation of campus leaders ages.

This position covers topics like campus closures, financial aid, affordability, business strategies, state funding for higher education and power struggles between boards, presidents and faculty members. An ability to look beyond the numbers, telling readers who business and leadership issues affect, is critical. Analysis, storytelling and adding context — telling readers the “so what” and seeing how a single story fits into a bigger picture — is key to our coverage.

Applicants should have three or more years of work as a reporter in a professional newsroom. The ability to juggle multiple assignments, cultivate sources and take initiative is a must. Experience covering business, leadership or politics is a plus.

This position includes competitive pay ($50,000-$60,000), 18 days’ paid vacation, and benefits including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums.

Inside Higher Ed is located near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. We publish breaking news, features and commentary each weekday, reaching 2.2 million unique monthly users and 123,000 daily email subscribers. We also publish quarterly special reports and hold regular events for thought leaders, making us an authoritative, independent voice seeking to improve understanding of the complex, evolving world of colleges and universities.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and five clips to [email protected] and [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Inside Higher Ed is an equal opportunity employer.



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