Inside Higher Ed

Technology and Innovation Reporter

Post Date:Apr 11, 2023Type:Full time
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Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
Job Description:

Technology and Innovation Reporter (Hybrid or Remote)


Inside Higher Ed, the leading source for the latest news, analysis, and services for the world of higher education, seeks a Technology and Innovation Reporter to explore how tech advances are reshaping the higher ed landscape. This exciting role will report on an industry adapting to rapid changes such as online learning, changing learner expectations, and the rise of artificial intelligence.

The reporter will cover various issues, focusing on how these forces alter the student experience, how colleges operate, and the cultural and practical implications. Coverage topics include the continuing spread of online (and blended) education, privacy, and security, experiments to help students navigate college, and new digital credentials.

Candidates should have at least three years of full-time professional reporting experience at a news organization; a background covering technology and higher education is a plus. The ideal candidate is creative, ambitious, tech-savvy, and familiar with the issues and trends of technology and higher ed.

The role’s preferred location is the Washington, D.C., area with a hybrid office/remote schedule. However, the position has the potential to be largely remote for the right candidate.

Inside Higher Ed engages in authoritative journalism that provides a mix of news, enterprise, and analysis. Our audience depends on us to help them understand what’s happening and why it matters (or should). Our reporters mix beat reporting, analysis, and creative storytelling approaches; candidates should be able to dig deep and juggle multiple articles at once.




  • Monitor the latest technology news, research, and issues that impact higher ed
  • Generate relevant and compelling story ideas that serve the needs of our readers
  • Write spot stories responding to news events and longer pieces with deeper analysis
  • Deliver news that reflects a wide range of voices and perspectives
  • Reporting and writing with accuracy, clarity, and speed




  • 3 + years as a professional news reporter
  • Experience in a news organization
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with a team in a friendly, collaborative culture
  • Meeting deadlines in a fast-paced news environment


Preferred Qualifications


  • Familiarity with technology journalism, issues, and trends
  • Familiarity with higher education news
  • A bachelor's degree


Inside Higher Ed publishes breaking news, features, commentary, blogs, and other content (including audio and video) each weekday. We are an authoritative, independent voice for our 2.5 million unique monthly users and 275,000 e-mail subscribers.

Inside Higher Ed offers competitive pay, good benefits (including heavily subsidized health, dental, and life insurance premiums), 18 days paid time off, and federal holidays. Centrally located in downtown D.C., hybrid or remote work arrangements are possible.

To help us evaluate your capabilities, please include a cover letter outlining your interest in this role and five clips that show your range and your ability to make the complicated clear.

Inside Higher Ed is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal-opportunity employer. We are unable to sponsor visa holders for this position. Unfortunately, no contract opportunities are available.

As an organization, Inside Higher Ed is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and visitors. This position will require proof of full COVID vaccination (the definition of full vaccination includes having received the COVID booster) before employment.

This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035.


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Contact Information

1150 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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