The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks an enterprising reporter to cover the world of graduate education and the students who aspire to be part of the next generation of college faculty. This reporter will cover all aspects of graduate life, including students' training and education, workplace conditions, job prospects, and career paths. He or she also will examine the track records of graduate programs, including on student retention and job placement.The Chronicle is looking for an engaging storyteller who can expertly navigate the academic world. The ideal candidate would have journalistic experience covering a beat and also personal experience in graduate school outside of journalism. He or she must also have a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, write with authority and clarity, and generate strong story ideas, framed for a national audience. The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. pay is commensurate with experience, and our benefits are among the best in the business including 24 paid vacation days a year. We employ about 70 writers, editors, and correspondents. Our weekly print edition has more than 300,000 readers, and our daily Web site receives 1.7-million unique visitors a month. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and five clips to: Editorialposition@chronicle.com No phone calls, please. The Chronicle is an equal-opportunity employer.