North America Editor
Times Higher Education
This vacancy is home based, preferably in Washington DC although open to applications across the US.
Times Higher Education is seeking an experienced journalist to lead and develop our editorial presence in North America, writing news and features for an award-winning publication with a global audience.
Higher education is a rewarding area to cover and, as the leading source of global news, insight and data on higher education, THE has ambitious plans to continue to extend its reach and audience.
This is a job with a broad remit and a high degree of autonomy and will require someone with considerable ability both to lead and implement a coherent editorial strategy for North America, as well as to represent THE and our influential World University Rankings and the pioneering THE-WSJ US College Rankings within the sector. The successful candidate will also be required to work closely with colleagues in THE’s data and consultancy teams to increase our engagement with US colleges.
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 weekly print magazine and has a rapidly growing online audience, reaching an audience of around 30 million academics, higher education professionals and students every year.
Key to this growth has been the development of our uniquely influential suite of university rankings, including the flagship THE World University Rankings and the THE-WSJ US College Rankings.
THE now has operations and offices around the world, delivering the THE World Summit Series of leadership events in every continent, and with a portfolio of data, hiring and branding products.
THE is expanding its editorial operation to serve this rapidly growing global audience.
We are looking for a self-starting journalist with a track record of delivering exclusive, agenda-setting news and features.
Strong journalistic experience is a must, as is a proven ability to multi-task, to work with a considerable degree of autonomy, and to contribute and add value to a growing business which engages with universities in a wide range of ways, including consultancy based on our in-house expertise in data and insight.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a publication that is evolving into a truly international player in one of the most interesting and rapidly developing sectors in the world.
Prior experience covering education would be an advantage but is not essential.
Who you are:
You are a talented journalist with a track record of delivering editorial to exacting standards, tight deadlines, and with enthusiasm and an ability to develop new approaches.
The successful candidate will be responsive, adaptable and creative, highly organized, and able to handle multiple concurrent projects with regular deadlines.
Although prior experience covering education would be an advantage, it is essential that the successful candidate can show a willingness and ability to learn quickly about THE’s complex business, including our rankings and data business, and to play a key role in delivering commercial consultancy, as well as general advocacy, for THE as the world’s leading provider of data, insights and intelligence on global higher education.
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