Business Reporters

Posted On: April 17, 2018

Journalism Job

Media Organization: ProPublica

Company Description

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

With a team of more than 75 dedicated journalists, ProPublica covers a range of topics including government and politics, business, criminal justice, the environment, education, health care, immigration, and technology. We focus on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact. Among other positive changes, our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws; reversals of harmful policies and practices; and accountability for leaders at local, state and national levels.

Investigative journalism requires a great deal of time and resources, and many newsrooms can no longer afford to take on this kind of deep-dive reporting. As a nonprofit, ProPublica’s work is powered primarily through donations. The vast bulk of the money we spend goes directly into world-class, award-winning journalism. We are committed to uncovering the truth, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs, and we practice transparent financial reporting so donors know how their dollars are spent.

ProPublica was founded in 2007-2008 with the belief that investigative journalism is critical to our democracy. Our staff remains dedicated to carrying forward the important work of exposing corruption, informing the public about complex issues, and using the power of investigative journalism to spur reform.

Job Description

Corporate power is at its zenith in American society. We’re hiring multiple reporters to help hold ‪those corporations and interests to account.

We’re not interested in you covering the news, at least not in the conventional sense. Instead, at a time when government oversight is in retreat, your job will be to do hard-hitting, revelatory stories about the country’s most powerful companies and industries.

Our interests run the gamut, from corporate malfeasance to consumer flim-flams to employment discrimination to financial skullduggery.

We’re hiring other reporters as well, including ones to focus on technology and the new economy. If you’re interested in those areas, check out the links above.

For these jobs, it helps to have experience covering business and to know your way around a balance sheet and a 10-K. But we love great reporters — including those that haven’t necessarily defined themselves as “investigative reporters” — who can deploy a variety of skills, including data analysis, code and engagement skills to get to the truth.

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