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Staff Writer, EAB Daily Briefing - Washington, DC

Staff Writer, EAB Daily Briefing 

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The Role in Brief: 

The EAB Daily Briefing newsletter brings top higher education news, research, and analysis to college and university leaders. We’re looking for a writer who can help us continue making it a must-read for our 30,000 subscribers. 

If you can cleverly write and synthesize stories for the Web, we want to hear from you. If you're driven by deadlines, drop us a line. 

And if you're already familiar with the issues facing America's colleges and universities—well, what are you waiting for? 

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Staff writers for the EAB Daily Briefing will work a 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift. In the morning, staff members are on a very tight deadline; afternoons are less intense. Writers are members of a small but dynamic team and maintain the daily responsibilities below. 

  • Conduct searches of national and regional news sources, including newspapers, magazines, journals, blogs, and broadcast sources
  • Write short news blurbs about the leading stories in higher education, to be published to eab.com
  • Build collaborative relationships with other members of the firm
  • Proof and assist with publication of the newsletter
  • Think creatively about opportunities for stories and new content.

Potential Web-specific responsibilities:

  • Work with EAB's researchers to translate their insights into compelling, insightful interviews and commentary
  • Create compelling vehicles to showcase EAB data and findings
  • Compile and analyze data on success of created content and devise improvement strategies based on analysis

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience in a professional environment
  • Experience working under deadline
  • Interest in higher education issues
  • Proven to be organized, task-oriented, proactive and deadline-driven
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to synthesize research into coherent and comprehensive summaries
  • Interest in higher education news, research, and policy
  • Experience with Web publishing and social networking platforms
  • Demonstrated record of success in academic or professional settings


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Rich health plan portfolio with employer contribution
  • 401(k) with company match and rapid vesting schedule
  • The nation’s most generous daytime leave policy for community service
  • Wellness programs and an emphasis on work-life balance
  • Continuing training and skill development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Emergency back-up childcare

About The Advisory Board Company: 

The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. We provide strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services. We combine the analytical, managerial, and technological expertise of our 2,000+ employees around the world with insights from the on-the-ground experience of our network of 150,000 leaders at 3,700 health care and higher education member organizations to find solutions to our partners’ most pressing challenges. We deeply appreciate the trust that our members place in us, and we seek to serve them with generosity in all that we do. 

Our Culture & Values: 

We think Forbes said it best : “Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about.” We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails , encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service , and are asked to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague. 

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based our values and principles . Eavesdrop on a conversation among Advisory Board teammates – a performance review or a planning session – and you're likely to hear phrases such as "running toward criticism" and "the power of language" used with sincerity and even passion. We function on a meritocracy – we award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a high bar for talent, a performance-driven staff, and peers that constantly challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm – and make an impact in industries that matter to everyone. 

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

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