Higher education reporter

El Paso Matters

El Paso, Texas

Date Posted June 10, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 to $50,000
Website http://elpasomatters.org


Higher education is one of the most important – and under-reported – issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. It shapes the economic and cultural present and future of one of the most dynamic regions in the country. El Paso Matters, in partnership with Open Campus Media, is seeking a higher education reporter as part of our diverse and innovative team of journalists covering the El Paso border region.

This position is part of a network of higher education reporters working with Open Campus Media, a national nonprofit news organization focused on improving local higher education reporting. 

El Paso and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, are home to two research universities, two community college systems, two medical schools and several private colleges and technical schools. These universities and colleges are at the forefront of efforts to improve educational attainment among diverse populations.

We’re looking for:

  • A reporter with two or more years’ experience. Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred.

  • A track record of building a beat and producing enterprise journalism focused on accountability and elevating people’s stories.

  • Someone who can work independently under deadline and juggle a variety of assignments, from short- and medium-term enterprise to more substantial signature projects.

  • Experience working with data is preferred but not required.

  • Strong collaboration skills are crucial.

El Paso Matters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news site that focuses on in-depth and investigative coverage of the El Paso-Las Cruces-Ciudad Juárez border region. We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

El Paso Matters is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

If you’re interested in this position, send a resume and cover letter to El Paso Matters Editor Ramon Bracamontes, ramonb@elpasomatters.org.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.