Higher Ed Reporter

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The Assembly

Date Posted May 24, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Education
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time

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The Assembly is hiring a full-time reporter to cover higher education in North Carolina. 

The Assembly is a digital magazine bringing backroom conversations to North Carolina’s front page. We focus on enterprise stories, revelatory scoops, and authoritative looks at undercovered topics, people, and places. Our stories surprise, inform, and leave readers with a better understanding of the state. 

Higher ed is one of our three core focus areas, and we are looking to add a curious, ambitious reporter to the team. This reporter will be responsible for producing feature stories as well as co-writing a weekly newsletter of interest to folks in the higher ed world. 


This reporter must:

  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experience covering higher education
  • Have an interest in bringing that experience to cover North Carolina’s colleges and universities
  • Come with strong story ideas on the beat, both noteworthy scoops and definitive in-depth features 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to build, maintain, and leverage source networks
  • Be able to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Write with a clear, engaging voice that connects with our readers

Additional qualifications:

  • Preferred experience: 5+ years
  • A record of publishing stories with impact 
  • Experience–or at least comfort–with producing a newsletter
  • Familiarity with The Assembly’s interests and style

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is $70,000 but negotiable based on experience. We’ll ask you to be upfront during the interview process with your needs and we’ll do the same about our abilities. 

We offer a competitive benefits package, including health care, parental leave, life insurance, and 401k. 

How To Apply

Applications are straightforward: answer four questions and send us a resume. 

  1. Talk about your interest and experience on the higher ed beat, and what you think the Assembly should be covering.
  2. What do you believe makes a good story great? Give us an example of a great story and explain why. 
  3. We aim for reporting that reveals new information and explains an issue’s broad context. Describe an experience in your career where you helped deliver both sides of that equation.
  4. Describe a difficult reporting challenge you have faced, and how you overcame it.

Send answers and a resume to [email protected].

We’ll start reviewing applications on May 15 and expect to make hiring decisions in June.

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