Reporting Fellowship

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking a one-year reporting fellow to join our daily-news team. The fellow will work as a general-assignment reporter, covering a broad set of issues at the center of the academic enterprise.

Your chief responsibility will be to produce smart, engaging coverage that speaks to the themes and concerns that touch our readers every day. As a member of our daily-news reporting team, you will pick up assignments and pitch stories about issues of deep national importance, such as race, student activism, and finance. Through creative story ideas and careful reporting, your work will shed light on the everyday experiences of scholars, administrators, and students.

We're looking for a recent college graduate or early-career journalist with a passion for storytelling and in-depth reporting. You'll need to be self-motivated and proactive, eager to collaborate with others, attuned to how news is distributed online, and flexible enough to juggle multiple stories and approaches at once. You'll write often on deadline, and you'll look to drive conversations about the big issues facing colleges and universities.

Among our highest priorities as a newsroom is hiring and retaining staff who reflect the diverse world we cover. For this position, we strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply.

The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. This position will pay $40,000 a year with benefits, which are among the best in the business.

If this sounds like the place you want to make your mark, send a cover letter, résumé, five clips, and three brief pitches for story ideas to