Employment Opportunities

The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy strive to provide the highest quality news and information in print and online. Our greatest asset is the staff members who bring experience, expertise, and a commitment to quality and high journalistic standards. We seek to employ talented people whose contributions will carry forward our mission.

Along with a collegial and collaborative work environment, we offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits; including five weeks of vacation per year, a generous retirement plan, and comprehensive health benefits.

We encourage candidates to review our posted jobs below and submit a résumé for positions of interest. Every résumé that is submitted for an open position will be carefully reviewed. Candidates whose backgrounds most closely match the requirements of the job will be contacted directly.

The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Account Executive | Faculty Reporter | Assistant Manager, Advertising Operations | Director, Product Strategy

 

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Chronicle is seeking a highly motivated Account Executive to drive the growth of Vitae Recruiter, the only search tool that reaches the most engaged audience of active and passive job seekers in higher education. This newly created position, based in Washington DC, will lead our expansion in the West Coast as part of a major strategic initiative.

 

As Account Executive for the West Coast, you will be responsible for building and closing a robust pipeline of new business opportunities for the Vitae Recruiter Tool. While building long-term client relationships, you will consult with prospective and existing clients to help them reach their hiring objectives by leveraging the power of Vitae Recruiter. The AE is responsible for meeting or exceeding quarterly quotas and growing The Chronicle’s market share. Vitae (chroniclevitae.com/) is the fast-growing online community for higher education. It’s the place where faculty and administrators come for candid advice on academic careers and career development tools. Through Vitae Recruiter, clients will connect with members who visit Vitae for daily news and smart insights, professional networking, comprehensive job listings, and other tools that help them succeed in their career.
Location: Washington DC
Territory: West Coast

What you’ll do:

  • Develop a full understanding of higher education structure, roles, and buying process.
  • Learn about specific client needs.
  • Manage the sales process from lead generation to account setup.
  • Prospect and work on outbound and inbound leads to build a pipeline and create strong relationships.
  • Consistently maintain a high level of outbound activity (calls/emails)
  • Consult with clients to present Vitae Recruiter tool and recruitment
  • solutions that will allow the company to significantly increase Vitae Recruiter sales.
  • Develop and execute on a strategic sales plan for the territory.
  • Listen and learn the needs of the market, sharing insights with product and marketing teams.
  • Work directly with inside staff and through our sales information systems to identify revenue opportunities.
  • Develop and expand opportunities to leverage purchases across academe.
  • Close new business consistently at or above quota level.

Who you are:

  • Three or more years experience in online product sales, with demonstrated and verifiable track record of meeting and exceeding revenue expectations.
  • Startup metabolism and entrepreneurial background.
  • Superior communication, presentation and relationship management skills.
  • Articulate and professional presentation style.
  • Consultative sales experience.
  • Ability to travel for business as needed. Travel potential of 25 percent.
  • Extensive experience working with Salesforce and other sales information systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of formal sales training.

Preferred knowledge and experience:

  • Selling recruiting, recruitment media, or human resources software.
  • Thorough understanding of the higher education system and buying process.

Interested candidates should send a resume and salary requirements to candidates@chronicle.com with “Account Executive” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.


DAILY-NEWS REPORTER

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an enterprising reporter to join our daily-news team. The reporter will cover a range of issues, with a particular focus on the experiences of the faculty members at the center of the academic enterprise.

Your chief responsibility will be to produce smart, engaging coverage that speaks to the themes and concerns that touch professors every day. You'll write about the working life of those professors, including career development, workplace culture, and the processes of writing, conducting research, and publishing. Through creative story ideas and careful reporting, your work will shed light on the everyday experiences of scholars whose roles are increasingly public and, in many cases, increasingly tenuous.

We're looking for a smooth, confident writer who combines a deep understanding of higher education with strong news judgment. The right candidate has three years of experience and is a natural storyteller who can mine new sources to generate creative and distinctive story ideas, framed for a national audience. You'll need to be self-motivated and proactive, eager to collaborate with others, attuned to how news is distributed online, and flexible enough to juggle multiple stories and approaches at once. You'll write often on deadline, and you'll look to drive conversations about the big issues facing the profession.

The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. Our pay is commensurate with experience, and our benefits are among the best in the business.

If this sounds like the place you want to make your mark, send a cover letter, resume, five clips, and five brief pitches for story ideas to editorialsearch@chronicle.com.


ASSISTANT MANAGER, ADVERTISING OPERATIONS

The Chronicle of Higher Education is hiring a highly motivated, energetic Assistant Manager, Advertising Operations. This position will upload and monitor the delivery of online advertising campaigns for all three Chronicle websites in Google DFP. The assistant manager provides campaign statistic reports to sales representatives, advertisers, and agencies. You will partner with sales representatives and advertisers by maintaining inventory availability for all web sites. The assistant manager collaborates with sales representatives in all print and online advertising matters, including billing and invoicing. You will be joining a strong advertising operations team and will provide back up to the Director and advertising operations associate.

What you'll do:

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of all live campaigns and ensuring that pacing, quality and performance goals are executed effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of Google DFP capabilities not limited to: audience targeting (build market segmentations and products); data collection (pixels, beacons, etc.); and reporting.
  • Enter advertising orders, process materials, answer phone calls, set up accounts, and respond to billing inquiries.
  • Collaborate with Chronicle Developers and Google DFP to resolve any online advertising production errors.
  • Create, maintain and distribute sales and service productivity reports to sales reps, advertisers, and agencies.
  • Educate customers on media products and services, identify potential sales opportunities, and refer leads to account managers.
  • Maintain and monitor inventory and quality of all ads, and provide optimization recommendations by analyzing impressions, engagements, and active view.
  • Complete monthly billing for online advertising, and provide back up to the Advertising Operations Associate for weekly billing for print advertising.
  • Prepare special reports as requested by the sales staff, advertisers, marketing department, and management, as needed.
  • Schedule and produce Advertiser-sponsored Webinars.
  • Assist the Advertising Operations Associate in scheduling advertising in e-mail newsletters and maintaining the e-mail newsletter availability calendar.
  • Assist the Director, Advertising Operations and Advertising Operations Associate with print advertising production for all publications when needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of print and online advertising production, and participate in training and testing for all new products.
  • Research and identify new ways to improve digital and desktop technology.
  • Research and resolve billing discrepancies and conflicts with advertisers and the Accounting Department.
  • Assist in orienting new team members, and maintain instruction and training documentation.

Who you are:

  • 2+ years managing complex operational processes in online advertising.
  • Familiarity with ad systems and technologies including Google DFP, Operative, 3rd Party Ad Servers, or similar systems and technologies.
  • Knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript and Flash
  • IAB Ad Ops Certification preferred
  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Strong skills and capabilities in communication, customer service, organization and analysis
  • Passion for digital marketing, curiosity towards industry technology
  • Ability to work well with others and to multitask in a deadline-driven environment with a positive attitude
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, draw conclusions and present findings to clients and sales reps
  • Ability to assume accountability for completing assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Experience with non-profits, institutions of higher education, and associations a plus
  • Bachelor's degree required

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to recruiting@chronicle.com with "Advertising Operations" in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.


DIRECTOR, PRODUCT STRATEGY

The Chronicle is seeking a highly motivated Director, Product Strategy to lead the business strategy for growth and development of our recruitment-related products for the higher education and philanthropy markets. In this role, you will ensure that The Chronicle's job board and related products and services are the best in our industry with smart, sophisticated, user-centered services, features, and design. This newly created position reports to the Deputy Publisher and is a member of a strong management team that is aligned around integrating recruitment content across all of our sites and accomplishing a shared set of goals as part of a major strategic initiative.

As Director, Product Strategy, you will be responsible for ensuring our products are aligned with our customers' needs from job poster and job seeker perspectives. You will work to analyze recruitment and higher education strategies and market changes to identify and integrate improvements that keep The Chronicle's job services the best in the market.

What you'll do:

Understand higher education and non-profit recruiters and job seekers

  • Maintain expert, up-to-date knowledge of the talent management landscape in higher education and philanthropy.
  • Understand our current and potential customer base broadly and how their behaviors reflect trends in higher education, philanthropy, and recruiting
  • Understand customer use of Chronicle products - both print and online - and ensure a positive customer experience. Drive product enhancements based on customer knowledge.
  • Develop and use internal and external customer data and business intelligence to inform strategy.

Develop a winning product strategy

  • Lead the development and execution of product strategy for higher education and philanthropy recruitment in print and online.
  • Position The Chronicle's products for success in the market with both posters and seekers, differentiated from competitors.
  • In collaboration with others, lead the consideration and launch of new products. Define, test, and validate product ideas.
  • Use a systematic, customer-centric, and data-drive approach to developing product strategy.

Lead product design

  • Develop product goals in partnership with Deputy Publisher and recruitment leadership team.
  • Lead product design and development. Set clear priorities and adjust as necessary. Make decisions about product features.
  • Work with technology leadership to evaluate and/or prototype new product features.

Required background:

  • Significant leadership experience with customer focused product development
  • Bachelor's degree and 7+ years of experience in field of expertise
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent product design judgment

Preferred knowledge and experience:

  • Strong knowledge of recruiting and talent management products and product users
  • Understanding of higher education and non-profit markets
  • Understanding of software development life cycle and principles of user interface design
  • Understanding of business analysis, research, and financial modeling to determine product feasibility
  • Supervisory and team management experience

Interested candidates should send a resume and salary requirements to directorsearch@chronicle.com with "Product Strategy" in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.