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Federal Government/Politics Reporter

Inside Higher Ed is seeking an experienced, enterprising reporter to cover the federal government's many-pronged involvement in higher education. Our readers will look to this reporter to understand what's happening in Washington and why it matters to them, cutting through the jargon and the Beltway B.S. Just a few of the many timely issues on this reporter's agenda: the 2016 election, concerns about student debt and the quest to define the "value" of a college degree, the continued crackdown on for-profit higher education, accountability legislation, immigration and federal science policy.

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 meaningful professional reporting experience; a background covering the federal government and/or higher education is a plus. 

Inside Higher Ed publishes breaking news, features, commentary, blogs and other content each weekday, and has quickly established itself as a fresh, authoritative, independent voice for its 1.4 million unique monthly users and 113,000 daily e-mail subscribers. 

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

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Inside Higher Ed
1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

No phone calls, please.




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