You’ll need to be self-motivated and attuned to how journalism is distributed and consumed online. You should be comfortable at the intersection of the academy, journalism, and the broader intellectual world. The job requires you to develop your own ideas and frame them for a sophisticated but non-specialist audience, and you should have a track record of editing for style and argument. You’ll cultivate relationships with writers, primarily scholars. The smart and engaging articles you develop will drive conversation in the academy.
The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. Our pay is commensurate with experience, and our benefits are among the best in the business.
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