Senior Editor

Location
Washington
Posted
May 22, 2013
Closes
Jun 21, 2013
Contact
The Chronicle
Duration
Full Time
More than 3.5 million people are employed at colleges and universities in the United States. Working in academe comes with its own culture, set of rules, and personalities, and navigating a career on campus is both rewarding and challenging.

A new start-up, created and backed by The Chronicle of Higher Education, aims to be the world’s premier destination for information about academic careers. We’re seeking a Senior Editor who can help shape the editorial content for this new venture, which will sit at the intersection of our readers’ professional and personal lives. Your role will be to create content that is compelling for an intellectually curious and sophisticated audience with hunger for information they can use to advance in their careers and thrive in academe.

The ideal candidate will have proven editorial, managerial, and leadership skills, and the demonstrated ability to motivate, challenge, and guide reporters, freelancers, and community managers. Applicants should be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work with colleagues outside the editorial department, including our business and technology units, while keeping overall goals in mind. He or she should have demonstrated skill as a feature editor, preferably in the service journalism arena, and have deep knowledge of the higher education community. Most of all, the candidate should be comfortable in a start-up environment, and have the passion and entrepreneurial drive to make a new venture succeed and thrive.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. We're independently owned. We produce two newspapers and three Web sites, as well as newsletters and events. Our pay is commensurate with experience. And our benefits are among the best in the business.

If this sounds like the job you want to make your mark, send a cover letter, resume, and 5 clips of your work as an editor or reporter (no links to clips, please) to:

editorialsearch@chronicle.com

Subject line should read: Job Applicant

No phone calls, please.

The Chronicle is an equal-opportunity employer.