The Buffalo News

Reporter: Higher education
The Buffalo News seeks a reporter to cover the ways higher education impacts the region’s economy. Buffalo Niagara’s business future depends on brainpower. The region has a big research institution and 21 other colleges. Can they lure brilliant researchers and turn breakthroughs into new companies or industries? Can they graduate a large and talented workforce? Can the area’s colleges and universities adapt to big disruptions in higher education? This is an enterprise beat that relies on deep reporting, good sources and public documents to generate ideas, not institutional meetings and press releases. The ability to use open records laws to build compelling stories is a must. Data skills and experience are a plus. Must have a proven ability to break news, turn around in-depth and quick-hit stories on tight deadlines and juggle the demands of reaching a digital audience. This reporter should have clips that show a knack for explaining why it all matters and providing the bigger context.
5 August 2021