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Freelance Education Writers
Location: Washington, DC
U.S. News & World Report, a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives, is actively seeking multiple, experienced contract/freelance higher education writers to expand the breadth of content available at usnews.com/education. U.S. News is based in Washington, D.C., but contractors/freelancers will work remotely.
We are looking for contract writers with expertise to cover the following topics on a weekly basis:
- Online education, to supplement the Best Online Programs rankings and editorial coverage
- International education, to supplement the Best Global Universities and Best Arab Region Universities rankings and editorial coverage
- College savings (including 529 plans), to supplement the Paying for College coverage
Contractors/Freelancers will know how to write for the Web, with a talent for consumer-focused articles aimed at prospective students and parents. Our online articles, typically around 700-750 words, explore education trends, dispel myths and contain actionable advice for readers looking to make informed choices about higher education. We do not cover breaking news or the ins and outs of education policy.
Contractors/Freelancers should be able to cultivate a variety of sources, generate story ideas that do not duplicate existing content and work on deadline.
Please specify which of the three beats you are most interested in and qualified for, and include your resume as well as at least 2 writing clips that show your expertise in that specific beat. Please send all materials to email@example.com and include "Freelance Higher Education Writer" in the subject line.