Federal Policy Reporter

Inside Higher Ed, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted October 18, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Education
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.insidehighered.com


Inside Higher Ed, an online publication based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a reporter to cover federal policy.

Higher education has become a hot policy and political issue, with concern about student debt driving action in Washington and on the campaign trail. As a national, daily publication, Inside Higher Ed brings access and analysis to its agenda-setting reporting. Our sophisticated readership of 2.2 million unique monthly users demands nuance and fairness in our coverage and likes to read higher ed news first in IHE.

Issues on this beat include lawmakers’ efforts to address college affordability, regulations aimed at holding colleges accountable, the 2020 election, student aid policy and legislation that seeks to encourage equity and access in higher education.

Our reporters mix beat reporting, analysis and creative approaches to telling stories. Candidates should be able to juggle multiple articles at once, should like to dig deeply and to learn. We are seeking applicants with at least two years of full-time professional reporting experience, and a background covering policy or higher education is a plus. Inside Higher Ed publishes breaking news, features, commentary, blogs and other content each weekday, and has established itself as an authoritative, independent voice for its 123,000 daily e-mail subscribers.

Inside Higher Ed offers competitive pay, good benefits (including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums) and 18 days' vacation. Centrally located in downtown D.C. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and five strong clips to jobs@insidehighered.com or by mail to:

Federal Policy Reporter Job Search
Inside Higher Ed
1150 Connecticut Avenue Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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