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 are looking for reporters to join one of America’s most innovative (and, actually, fun) investigative newsrooms. We’re not interested in you covering the news, at least not in the conventional sense. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories that make news.

We’re also hiring reporters to focus on business and others to cover technology. If you’re interested in those areas, check out the links above. This ad is for applicants who want to cover other subjects.

We love great reporters — of all kinds. Many of our reporters were not previously “investigative reporters.” What they all have common has been a dedication to digging for the truth. Lots of different skills can be used to do that, including data analysis, code, engagement skills and yes, just excellent reporting skills.

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