Education Reporter

U.S. News & World Report

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted May 12, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Education
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you’ll be responsible for writing education advice content that is mainly aimed at parents and students and covers a wide range of higher education and K-12 topics. You’ll also contribute to the editorial coverage of our education rankings, including Best Colleges, Grad Schools, High Schools, Online Programs and Global Universities.

As an education reporter, you’ll write and update articles and slideshows that help people make decisions about their education. Higher education topics may include choosing a college, getting into college, paying for college, financial aid options, college majors and graduate programs. Many of these stories will be based on data collected by our internal data team. You’ll also periodically write about K-12 topics, such as classroom instruction, private schools, special education and social-emotional learning, also with a focus on advice for parents.

As a multifaceted reporter, you’ll use analytics tools to monitor the performance of our content and periodically write or contribute to our twice-monthly newsletters.

You’ll also work closely with digital producers, SEO experts and rankings data analysts.

Are you up to the challenge?

You should be a nimble reporter who is skilled at juggling multiple assignments, meeting deadlines, working with data and explaining complex topics to a broad audience. We are looking for a self-starter who prizes accuracy and thrives in a fast-paced team environment.

Applicants must provide three writing clips in addition to a résumé and cover letter.


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