February 23, 2010
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy are looking for a senior news researcher and writer to join our dynamic editorial research team that produces signature surveys and databases and sophisticated computer-assisted reporting projects for both publications. We’re seeking a top-notch writer and numbers person who can explain complicated data in both story and graphical forms that grab readers’ attention.
The successful candidate will manage several existing database projects, suggest and plan new projects, report and write articles based on data, work with reporters and editors to provide data on both deadline and long-range projects, and collaborate with the art department and web producers to create and enhance data graphics.
Requirements: Extensive experience with database reporting, with the ability to construct, maintain, and work with quantitative databases. Deep knowledge of the tools to make database reporting successful, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Access, and Filemaker, with some familiarity of online data-presentation software, such as ArcInfo, Django, or Web Frameworks. Demonstrated ability in presenting data online and in maps and mashups in a reader-friendly and engaging way. Strong attention to detail is necessary. Some knowledge of external online data resources in the fields of higher education and the nonprofit world, a plus.
The Chronicle offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and up to five samples of their work to email@example.com with “Senior News Researcher and Writer” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. produces two newspapers and three Web sites, as well as newsletters and events. The Chronicle of Higher Education, published since 1966, is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It has a print readership of 350,000 and Web traffic of more than 14 million pages a month at chronicle.com. The Chronicle of Philanthropy (philanthropy.com) is the newspaper of the nonprofit world with a print readership of over 100,000 and Web traffic of more than 1.2 million pages a month. Arts & Letters Daily (aldaily.com) is a highly regarded guide to online articles about culture and ideas.