Newsletter Editor

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

We’re adding to our award-winning engagement team and we’re looking for someone to change up our newsletter game, both in products and strategy. One thing that’s cool about this: We’ve never had anyone in this role before, and we’re excited for someone to bring energy, insight and improvements to our newsletter efforts.

What you’ll do
You’ll start by looking at our current newsletter, identifying what’s working and what we need to change. Then you’ll help put those recommendations into practice.

We also want you to think through and launch new products. Should we have a Trump administration newsletter? Should we do more with health care or technology or specific reporters? You’re going to help us figure that out.

You’ll be focused on knowing our audience, creating newsletter products for them and growing that audience and base of subscribers.

You’ll work with teams across the newsroom as well as members of the business and development team.

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