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  • News Developer
  • Reporter II, Federal Politics
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship National Security Reporter


Position: News Developer/Data Visualization Programmer

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Chief Digital Officer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Center for Public Integrity is seeking a newsroom developer and data visualization programmer to create bespoke and templated interactive news graphics and data-driven visualizations, and build news apps. The news developer will work with Center journalists and the digital team to produce visual journalism for publicintegrity.org, ICIJ.org, and our other digital platforms. The ideal candidate will be motivated by translating great journalism for the screen to enhance audience understanding and engagement. S/he will likewise bring an innovative approach to story presentation and be a creative troubleshooter.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a congenial workplace, an extraordinarily compelling mission, and a setting filled with dynamic ideas, engaging personalities, and game-changing journalism.

The Center for Public Integrity is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent investigative journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Visualizing, developing, producing and implementing interactive and visual journalism – including interactive news graphics, data-driven visualizations, and news apps -- to enhance user engagement;
  • Developing new methods of digital storytelling for investigative journalism;
  • Working with editors, reporters, and data analysts to ensure the Center’s investigations are being presented and explained visually.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Motivated by translating great journalism for the screen to enhance audience understanding and engagement.
  • Experience in both analyzing and visualizing datasets.
  • Data collection and analysis using APIs.
  • Innate understanding of how to explain complex news stories visually.
  • Thorough grounding in current best practices in user experience, digital content design, and web development standards.
  • Strong knowledge of layout/user interface design (e.g. using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.).
  • Designing, prototyping and creating wireframes.
  • Experience with responsive/adaptive design techniques, particularly CSS3 media queries, for both mobile and embeddable widget design.
  • Experience with GIS and mapping, using tools such as Google Maps API, Leaflet, QGIS, GeoJSON, GDAL
  • Understanding how front-end design integrates with back-end architecture.
  • Experience working with and managing Git repositories.
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as to teach.
  • Demonstrated expertise in various aspects of online journalism – including social media, SEO, and content management.
  • Graphics background a plus.
  • Sound news judgment and passion for investigative and watchdog reporting.
  • Experience creating Twig templates is highly preferred
  • Experience working with PHP and Node.js.; bonus points for experience with Symfony and/or Express.
  • Experience managing CSS through a preprocessor (LESS, SASS,etc.) is highly preferred.
  • Experience with manipulating SVG using D3.js, Ractive or similar is highly preferred.

Conditions:

  • Non-supervisory position.
  • Some evening/weekend work occasionally required.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to resumes@publicintegrity.org. Be sure to include links to examples of your work, your portfolio or a GitHub profile. Please put the job title in the subject line.
 


Position: Reporter II, Federal Politics

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Senior reporter, money and politics (Federal)                                  

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary Description:

The federal politics reporter will be responsible for writing investigative stories on a variety of topics with a specific focus on the influence of money during the post-Citizens United v. FEC era. The ideal candidate will be well versed in politics, the rules of campaign finance, possess solid data skills and excellent sources. He or she will also have an ability to show how the influence of money in politics affects the average American. The reporter will work closely with the federal politics team leader to develop stories and projects as well as our digital, data and social media teams to develop content that can extend the Center for Public Integrity’s political coverage across platforms in a variety of formats.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a congenial workplace, an extraordinarily compelling mission and a setting filled with dynamic ideas, engaging personalities and game-changing journalism.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Conceives, proposes, plans and executes ideas for in-depth investigative articles.
  • Covers other stories as assigned by the managing editor for politics and federal politics team leader.
  • Keeps up with the latest developments in the regulation of money in politics.
  • Develops news sources among those most affected by political decisions, as well as political campaigns, federal agencies, Congress and the election law field.
  • Collaborates with news partners as assigned in developing projects and stories.
  • Uses social media to develop and expand network for Center’s political coverage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ journalistic experience.
  • At least three years’ experience reporting on politics, including campaign finance. 
  • Demonstrated experience understanding, analyzing and interpreting campaign finance data. Proficient in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing for the Web and/or for blogs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in various aspects of online journalism — including social media, basic data visualization and content management.
  • Willingness to appear at events, and on television and radio, to discuss political influence issues.
  • Strong writing skills, with a demonstrated ability to write narratively.
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others and commitment to the values and mission of the Center.

Conditions:

  • Some local travel and evening/weekend work occasionally required.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary, negotiable.
  • Health and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance, three weeks paid vacation.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to resumes@publicintegrity.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

 


Position: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship National Security Reporter

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Managing Editor, National Security

Summary Description:

The Center for Public Integrity is among several dozen non-governmental organizations eligible to host college graduates or those in graduate school who are participating in the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program, which is dedicated to developing leadership skills needed for a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service.

The Fellowship pays the salary for a participant to work on the Center’s national security reporting team for a period of six to nine months.

Applicants should have an interest or background in arms control, nuclear weapons, proliferation, international security, energy security, peacekeeping, and/or defense budgeting, plus a desire to hold policymakers accountable for their decisions.

Deadline is October 1, 2014, for a fellowship beginning in spring 2015.

Those interested in investigative reporting on these topics are the most likely to gain our backing. For further information, please visit www.scoville.org