Times Higher Education is seeking an experienced reporter to join an award-winning publication with a national and international audience, for an exciting role focused on original, agenda-setting journalism. The successful candidate, based in London, will lead our coverage of European higher education, tasked with covering significant policy developments in Brussels as well as major stories in key sectors across the continent. Their output will include coverage of breaking news, comprehensive reporting on the policy agenda, interviews with movers and shakers, and exclusive stories which capture readers’ attention at home and abroad. They will also write long-form features offering definitive takes on key talking points in higher education today.
Times Higher Education was founded in 1971 and, from its roots as a UK policy magazine, has developed into the world’s leading source of higher education news, analysis and data. Headquartered in London, it continues to publish a fortnightly print magazine and has a rapidly growing online audience, reaching an audience of around 30 million academics, higher education professionals and students every year. Higher education is a hugely rewarding area to cover, and as one of the fastest growing industries globally, THE has ambitious plans to continue to extend its reach and influence.
Who you are
We are seeking a senior reporter with at least two years’ experience on a respected news outlet, who can demonstrate a strong track record in finding and breaking news stories and building strong contacts around a specified brief. First and foremost we are seeking talented, enthusiastic and creative journalists with a nose for a story, strong writing skills, and the drive and commitment to contribute to a hard-working team. You’ll be comfortable interviewing everyone from researchers to vice-chancellors and political leaders, will enjoy getting to grips with complex and varied policy issues, and will be adept at representing THE among university staff and the wider higher education community. We are looking for a reporter who can ensure that all of the important on-diary news is covered, but who goes beyond that to deliver off-diary news, insightful analysis, and who sets the agenda for our audience.
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter. This role is based in London (hybrid working).
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