Careers at the Chronicle

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.

Chronicle Jobs

Senior Software Engineer | User Interface Developer | Office & Facilities Manager | Inside Advertising Sales Associate | Data Developer | Marketing Manager


SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks a talented Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about building our dynamic next-generation of web-based applications while evolving the current platform. The Chronicle was among the world's first publication to use computer-based authoring, typesetting, and publishing and was also the first newspaper on the Internet. What will be the next big thing as a service for academe? We know; and we are looking for superior talent to get us there.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative, and can deliver rapid prototypes for new user interfaces and interactions for various online projects. The ideal candidate will collaborate with business owners to translate complex business initiatives into innovative solutions. A can-do-attitude, with the ability to energize and work with cross-functional teams is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

   • Develop features across multiple subsystems within our applications, including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing and deployment

   • Provide engineering support (when necessary) to our technical operations staff when they are building, deploying, configuring and supporting systems for customers

   • Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications

   • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.

   • Analyze, design, coordinate and supervise the development of software systems to form a basis for the solution of information processing problems.

   • Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications for junior programmers.

   • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.

   • Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities

Experience/Skills:

   • 8+ years in object-oriented PHP programming

   • In depth knowledge of Javascript( jQuery/AJAX ), HTML5, CSS, Responsive design.

   • Over eight years of experience in requirement analysis, design, development and implementation in OOD/OOP technologies

   • LAMP application programming/integration experience

   • Proficiency in source code management practices, preferably Git or GitLab.

   • Understands how to consume REST services utilizing JSON, JSONP, and XML.

   • 6+ years' experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server)

   • 8+ years' experience building web-based software systems, utilizing N-tier architectures, dynamic content, highly-scalable approaches, and complex security models/implementations

   • Proficiency developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed-environments including Linux, Unix and/or Windows

   • End-to-end development experience is a must, Ruby experience is a plus.

   • Previous experience mentoring junior developers.

A journalism-driven multimedia company, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy provide award-winning news coverage to people on college campuses and to nonprofit organizations around the world.

The Chronicle is based in Washington, D.C. and offers excellent benefits including 24 paid vacation days a year.

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


USER INTERFACE DEVELOPER

Are you a self-starter looking to use your UI design skills to create real-world applications and tools?

We're looking for a UI Developer to join our Lab team and work closely with the Data & Interactives and the UX teams. The UI Developer would create a quality user experience across a variety of platforms and clients.

You'll be working with an award-winning media organization that provides news coverage to professionals on college campuses and to nonprofit organizations around the world. The Chronicle is based in Washington, D.C. and offers excellent benefits including 24 paid vacation days a year.

Responsibilities:

   • Design and aid in the implementation of the UX for apps, sites, and tools for internal & external users

   • Work closely with the UX team to establish and maintain UI/UX standards across all products

   • Adhere to best practices and RWD principles

Qualifications:

   • Proficient in mockup and prototyping in HTML5/CSS as well as Photoshop

   • Interaction design / wireframing / storyboarding

   • Familiarity coding with some of the major UI frameworks (bootstrap, et al)

   • Javascript and/or jQuery familiarity. You will be writing (some) code.

   • A strong interest in Usability and UX research as well as testing

   • Responsive web design, mobile design, web standards, etc.

Desirable:

   • SCSS / LESS / SASS

   • Previous UI / UX experience, usability testing

   • Familiarity with front-end development environments and version control systems

Education & Experience:

   • College degree or equivalent and 1-2 years' experience

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to technologysearch@chronicle.com with "UI Developer" in the subject heading. Candidates who fail to supply all three aforementioned materials will not be considered. No phone calls, please.


OFFICE & FACILITIES MANAGER

The Chronicle of Higher Education, an innovative media company, seeks an Office & Facilities Manager to manage a 50,000 SF office for 200 staff members. We’re looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible facilities and office management experience that includes staff supervision.

Job Profile

The Office & Facilities Manager will be responsible for oversight of office functions to include facilities maintenance, purchasing, construction and office planning, reception, shipping and receiving, and catering and events.  The position supervises a 3-person team and works collaboratively with the Chief, HR and Administration. This group works across the organization to provide a well-maintained and effective work place and effectively manage the costs and resources required to support office operations.

Desired Education, Experience, and Skills

   • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

   • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible facilities and office management experience

   • Excellent verbal and written communication

   • Supervisory experience.  Must be able to organize and lead a team of office workers.

   • Self-motivated, strong attention to detail

   • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

   • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a service oriented environment

   • Excellent budgeting, planning and decision-making ability to define and meet performance requirements.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction, résumé, and salary requirements to omrecruiter@chronicle.com. Every résumé that is submitted will be carefully reviewed. Candidates whose backgrounds most closely match the requirements of the job will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.


INSIDE ADVERTISING SALES ASSOCIATE

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks a high-energy Inside Advertising Sales Associate to join our Recruitment Advertising team. This position will make outbound calls and manage inbound calls to grow our recruitment advertising clients of The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy and produce print and web advertising. This is a great opportunity to work in an inside sales role with clients globally regarding all aspects of print and digital recruitment advertising. In this role you will need to identify revenue opportunities and advise clients on The Chronicle's advertising products and services in order to maximize revenue and increase sales, all while providing top-notch customer service.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

   • Make outbound calls/cold calling for our Chronicle of Philanthropy web packages and Chronicle of Higher Education print contracts to clients.

   • Serve as key point of contact for clients with Chronicle of Philanthropy web packages and Chronicle of Higher Education print contracts and renew packages as they expire.

   • Meet established sales.

   • Be fully knowledgeable and conversant about all aspects of advertising in The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, including ad placement, appropriate job categories, ad types and sizes, recruitment ads in print and online.

   • Process ads through ad booker from Salesforce.com and adbase-e.

   • Maintain high standard of accuracy in all activities and meet required deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and enjoy building relationships with customers. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and thrive in a deadline driven environment. 1-3 years' experience in inside sales or outbound calling experience and 1-3 years' experience in customer service or building customer relationships is required. Familiarity with Salesforce.com is strongly preferred. Publishing sales experience preferred but not required.

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


DATA DEVELOPER

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks Data Developer to join its newsroom Data & Interactives team, which works with both The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Data Developer will focus on building data-driven interactive news apps and editorial tools, and the creation and administration of databases that support these projects. Collaborating across the organization, this position would be responsible for developing solutions to editorial goals, including building databases to help gather, store, analyze, and visualize data.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

   • Collaborate with front-end designers to develop innovative interactive data-driven news apps, from the creation of wireframes and the generation of prototypes, through to final development and testing.

   • Lead the implementation of editorial tools and establishment of best practices for collecting data via both online surveys and public/private database procurement.

   • Build online interactive databases to streamline the process of gathering, storing, analyzing, and presenting data.

   • Collaborate with editors and reporters to identify, discuss and plan ways to streamline processes and enhance our abilities to work with data.

   • Brainstorm with editorial colleagues on new online news apps, and then collaborate with technologists to create such apps.

   • Work closely with the technologists to develop and adhere to best practices in the service of telling stories and building news apps with data.

   • Collaborate with data reporters to understand data sets for inclusion in interactive news projects.

   • Be a mentor to others in the editorial department who are interested in developing their technical skills.

The ideal candidate will have excellent time and project management skills, with ability to multitask under a fast-faced environment. Candidates must have experience in data management, including MySQL, knowledge of Python/Django, and familiarity with working with APIs to store and retrieve data. Experience in HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and JSON is required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent of 1-3 years' experience in interactive journalism.

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


MARKETING MANAGER

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks a talented Marketing Manager to oversee the creation, execution, and operational effectiveness of all campaign activities to meet performance goals and maximize revenue for The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Marketing Manager will manage large and small campaigns from conception through completion using a project management approach, ensuring efficient use of all team resources and achievement of project goals within given timelines.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

   • Manage the planning, content development, and execution of inbound and outbound marketing campaigns to generate quality leads.

   • Generate creative campaign concepts for online and print products to support content marketing, sales enablement, and revenue generation initiatives.

   • Develop a robust content marketing strategy that drives deeper engagement among target personas with our brands and products.

   • Act as a key stakeholder within marketing team on the expansion of online and mobile marketing channels including social media to reach target audiences.

   • Help establish a metrics-driven culture within the department and measure performance of all campaign activities, using results to improve future efforts.

   • Responsible for monitoring, measuring, and optimizing all marketing and advertising projects with the goal of increasing response rates, leads and sales conversions.

   • Manage 2 direct reports establishing clear development plans, which include S.M.A.R.T. goals, quarterly progress reports, and frequent and ongoing coaching of staff.

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated track record in executing integrated campaigns in a variety of mediums including social media. Candidates must have a strong understanding of ROI-oriented marketing, including a track record in executing integrated marketing campaigns. A Bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience in a product or campaign marketing role required, preferably with 2 years working in a publishing/media environment. Must have at least 2 years of previous supervisory experience.

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