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Business/Governance Reporter, Higher Education (hybrid)

Inside Higher Ed
Washington D.C., Hybrid-Remote
Starting at $50,000

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Inside Higher Ed seeks an experienced, enterprising reporter to cover the finances, business practices, management and governance of colleges and universities across the U.S.

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 such as 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 (starting at $50,000), 18 days’ paid time off, and benefits including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums.

Inside Higher Ed publishes breaking news, features, commentary, blogs and other content (including audio and video) each weekday, and has quickly established itself as an authoritative, independent voice for its 2.5 million unique monthly users and 275,000 e-mail subscribers.

Inside Higher Ed offers competitive pay, good benefits (including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums), and 18 days' paid time off plus federal holidays. Centrally located near Dupont Circle in downtown D.C.; hybrid work arrangements possible.

To apply, please email with your résumé, a cover letter outlining your interest in this role, and five clips that show your range and your ability to make the complicated clear. No phone calls, please.

Inside Higher Ed is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We are unable to sponsor visa holders for this position. No contract opportunities available.

This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035.



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Inside Higher Ed is the leading source for the latest news, analysis, and services for the higher education community. Whether you're an administrator or a faculty member, a grad student or a vice president, we've got what you need to thrive professionally: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, career advice, in-depth reports and practical tools to advance your career.

For those looking to advance their career by working at Inside Higher Ed, we provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a generous slate of benefits including low-cost (to employee) health care coverage, company-paid vision and dental coverage, 401(k) match, unlimited sick leave, 18 days’ paid vacation, and 11 paid holidays. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of downtown D.C.; we are currently remote due to the pandemic and once things return to “normal,” employees will enjoy a flexible hybrid schedule.

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District Of Columbia
United States

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