Europe reporter, Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education is seeking an experienced reporter to lead its coverage of continental Europe, producing news and features for an award-winning publication with an expanding international audience. 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.
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.
We are seeking a talented journalist who can demonstrate a clear track record of agenda-setting journalism, with the aptitude to build expertise and contacts across international borders at pace. The successful candidate will lead our coverage of this important sector, helping to shape our global news agenda and playing a central role in representing THE among higher education staff, sector leaders, and policymakers. Their output will include live coverage of breaking news, comprehensive reporting on the regional 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 the key talking points in higher education today. Prior experience covering continental Europe would be advantageous, but we are looking first and foremost for an excellent journalist with an appetite for this exciting brief.
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, writing in-depth features 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 students and 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. Prior experience covering education or research, and fluency in a language other than English, would be an advantage but is not essential.
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations. We expect that this role will be based in London.