Senior Editor

Posted On: June 21, 2016

Journalism Job

Media Organization: ProPublica

Company Description

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

Job Description

We are looking for a senior editor with the vision and skills to guide, edit and elevate top-notch, compelling investigations that spur change. You will oversee a team of up to half a dozen reporters, each of whom is working on ambitious, important, and inevitably complex stories. ProPublica is a unique place and our projects have taken a variety of forms from newspaper-style investigations to magazine and radio pieces, often accompanied by groundbreaking new interactive databases.

To Apply

We’re looking for someone who has…

A strong track record of delivering excellent, hard-hitting stories and investigations — either as a reporter or editor.
A passion for storytelling.
Experience working with data-intensive stories.
Embraced and experimented with the possibilities of how to best tell stories online, whether with interactives, text, visuals, or any other form.
The ability to work with a variety of partners from newspapers and magazines to radio and documentaries.
Our work is serious, but we like to take risks and have fun. You should share those values.

What you should send us:

The most important part by far is your past work. Send us URLs to your best stuff. Let us know what role you played in each. Don’t be shy — tell us what worked (numbers and evidence of impact welcome!) and how you’d do it differently next time.

Editing is about far more than moving around words. And we want to get your ideas. Lay out a project you think ProPublica should do. What might specific stories be? How should they be told? Be expansive: Are these narratives, hard news stories, immersive interactives, etc.?

Put all of that together — along with your resume, of course — and send it to

Our preference is for the job to be based at our headquarters in New York.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.