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Company: U.S.News & World Report
Position:
Seeking a Reporter
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 11, 2013
Job ID: 1460354

Description:

The Education section atU.S. News & World Report seeks a full-time reporter based in our Washington, D.C., office who will be responsible for writing consumer-focused articles for the Education channel of usnews.com and occasional editing of other content for the section. This position does not involve breaking news coverage or reporting on education policy.

 

This person will write multiple stories a week and may also help secure and edit blogger and freelance content to appear on usnews.com. In addition, this person will help post stories and blogs, edit photos, and produce slideshows using our internal content management system.

 

The ideal candidate will have a background in covering higher education, with preference given to those with online experience writing on topics related to graduate MBA, law, and medical education. Also preferred are those with experience with social media networks, search engine optimization, and content management systems, and the ability to juggle myriad responsibilities in a busy environment.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Proven research, writing, and editing skills, with a minimum of four years of reporting experience
  • A firm grasp of current events and strong editorial judgment
  • Keen interest in education, particularly U.S. higher education
  • Working knowledge of and interest inU.S. News's Education rankings projects
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of SEO and experience with online analytics reporting
  • Willingness to contribute as needed as a member of a small team
  • Basic understanding of HTML, Photoshop, and Web production
  • College degree or equivalent

 

Applicants must provide two writing clips and three references in addition to a résumé and cover letter. Please send all materials to edujobs@usnews.comand include "Education Reporter" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 

EOE

M/F/V/D 

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