Federal Policy Reporter (Higher Education)
Inside Higher Ed


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Inside Higher Ed, the leading source for news, commentary and analysis about higher education, seeks an enterprising, inquisitive journalist to cover the federal government's increasingly complicated and fraught relationship with higher education.

The reporter will cover the impact of federal policy on colleges, their employees and their students; how federal agency policies and Congressional actions both support institutions and hold them accountable; and the slow erosion of higher education as a bipartisan priority. 

Inside Higher Ed engages in authoritative journalism that provides a mix of news, enterprise and analysis. Our reporters mix beat reporting, analysis and creative approaches to telling stories; candidates should be able to juggle multiple articles at once, and should like to dig deeply and to learn. Candidates should have at least three years of full-time professional reporting experience; a background covering technology (for the technology position) and/or higher education is a plus. 

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 3.5 million unique monthly users and 205,000 daily e-mail subscribers. We offer competitive pay, good benefits (including heavily subsidized health, dental and life insurance premiums), and 18 days' paid time off plus federal holidays. 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:

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.

Reporters at Inside Higher Ed are represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild.

To apply, please email jobs@insidehighered.com 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 accessible.


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