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Project Manager, Business in Politics

The Project Manager for Business in Politics is responsible for high-impact project and story ideas, short- and long-form editorial content, production, rollout, and distribution.  He or she should be knowledgeable about the digital news environment and social and multimedia.  The project manager works closely with the deputy executive editor in his capacity as managing editor for politics and finance to ensure that the mission and values of the organization are integrated into editorial content.  Preferred candidate identified.

Responsibilities

  • Manages, directs and authors stories for projects and story ideas from conception through completion.
  • Oversees and edits financial coverage and broadband and technology coverage, primary author for technology stories.
  • Keeps track of grant deliverables and ensures stories and projects are completed on time and as promised.
  • Works closely with the managing editor for politics and finance to develop new proposals in the areas of finance and broadband.
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Promotes the Center’s brand and profile through high-impact investigative journalism and external networks.
  • Thinks creatively about content-distribution strategies.   
  • Ensures compliance with the Center’s editorial standards and ethics.
  • Coordinates with both the Communications and Development departments in rolling out projects and exploring and assisting with funding for editorial projects. 
  • Evaluates projects and measures impact.
  • Continues to expand computer-assisted reporting and research and to integrate, data, multi- and social-media into projects.
  • Works with the managing editor for politic and finance to negotiate and manage co-publishing or news collaborations with other organizations. 
  • Ensures compliance with all corporate and editorial document retention policies. 
  • Manages staff in compliance with the Personnel Policy Manual and Employee Handbook.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:  Masters’ degree or equivalent experience
Skills:

  • Flawless and fluid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to serve as an organizational spokesperson
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Proven management skills.
  • Leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse range of individuals
  • Strong budgeting and budget monitoring skills
  • Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as to teach

Experience

  • At least five (5) years of investigative journalism experience with demonstrated results.
  • Proven track record to manage multiple tasks and ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of and experience with distribution outlets, including print, broadcast, and the Web.
  • Strong, management, planning, financial and organizational skills, including at least five (5) years of relevant management experience
  • Strong analytical, research, and investigative skills
  • Superb editing skills
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the Center for Public Integrity

Conditions

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines
Ability and willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners
Some travel. Team player and a commitment to the values and mission of the Center.

TO APPLY:

Click here to apply.

Director of International Development and Revenue

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking a media industry business development professional to join its team as Director of International Development and Revenue.

The role will seek new sources of foundation and individual philanthropic revenue – maintaining our existing donor relationships – and creating new sources of non-donor earned revenue. It is heavily focused on growing the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the world’s leading collaborative network of reporters.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, with a dotted line to the Director of the ICIJ, the Director of International Development and Revenue will play a full role in managing existing relationships with donors and prospecting for new partners. He/she will also seek ways to create an earned-income stream for example through events or fees.

The Director of International Development will be a key member of the Development operation and of the ICIJ. The role has the scope to create a new approach to fund raising, and a Culture of Philanthropy across the organization. It is a high-profile role in the industry and can be expected to offer scope for personal and career development.

The Center is looking for an internationalist with experience in fund-raising, foundation prospecting and grants management in the nonprofit or commercial sectors. An understanding of the international media environment and the ability to work at senior levels are essential. The role is conditional on securing appropriate funding.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the CDO and ICIJ Director to develop annual and longer-term strategy for International fundraising, leading on the ICIJ.
  • Maintain existing relationships with major ICIJ funders.
  • Prospect and develop new sources of philanthropic revenue internationally, primarily for the ICIJ but also with a view to supporting the Center as necessary.
  • Develop and execute on new strategies for other revenue sources such as fees, events, or content licensing or training.
  • Help establish and then meet or exceed goals each year.
  • Develop and maintain the highest quality of strategy, tactics and ethics.
  • Create a center of excellence in funding policies and conduct where the best ideas can be tried and where industry standards are met or exceeded.
  • Work with journalistic colleagues to create compelling projects that map to the interests of stakeholders while preserving journalistic integrity.

Qualifications and Skills Desired

Strong track record in identifying and securing major gifts through foundations, organizations and individuals is key.  A degree or equivalent experience in related areas of nonprofit or commercial media revenue raising. Experience of advocacy in politics, nonprofit, public service or relevant private sector work could be equally attractive.

  • Minimum of five years of fundraising, development or revenue raising responsibility.
  • Experience of high levels of autonomy and working remotely from the center.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Communication, listening skills and an ability to engage with people at the highest level.
  • Ability to speak for and represent the organization and on the industry.
  • Effective use of technology.
  • Strong budgeting and budget oversight skills.  Ability to effectively and efficiently create and maintain budgets.
  • Ability and desire to travel significantly.
  • Strong understanding of international philanthropic trends.

Conditions at The Center for Public Integrity and ICIJ

  • The Center can be a fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment.
  • Multiple projects are underway at once with overlapping and deadlines.
  • Journalists and other colleagues are passionate and demanding colleagues.
  • Diversity is a given and a key goal of the Center.
  • Domestic and international travel is significant in the fundraising role.
  • The ICIJ is a tightly knit staff group with a highly dispersed group of members.

TO APPLY:

Click here to apply. No phone calls please. 

 


 

Senior Reporter, National Security

The Center for Public Integrity is expanding its national security staff, having added two reporters so far in 2015. We are now looking for an additional, experienced investigative journalist who can join a team that will deeply probe recent actions and decision-making at a federal agency responsible for helping to protect the nation’s security.

The job requires significant reporting skills; an ability to cultivate key sources and to collect and assimilate complex data and information; familiarity with the process of national security policymaking and with its relevant participants; and a demonstrated ability to present new information in colorful, narrative accounts about specific government work, all in a compelling, fair, and eye-catching manner.

One of the Center’s principal ambitions is to hold public officials accountable for mismanagement, waste, fraud, and abuse, and so a successful candidate for this position must be able to parse conflicting data and testimony to find nuggets of relevant and irrefutable fact. We never skim the surface in our reporting, but always dig deeply, and so a boundless curiosity, plus the desire to make oneself an authoritative expert on the agency that interests us, are both essential.

Reasonable skepticism, plus extraordinary persistence, charm, and a passion for helping the public sector perform its work with more success and higher ethical standards, are also essential attributes. But this is not a job for policy analysts or for journalists who have not broken news or who lack a track record of successful investigative reporting. It is a job for an experienced journalist who has written assertive, lively, narrative accounts of official actions and decisions that mattered but were not well-known or understood.

Your work for our collegial, national security team will lead to major stories co-published with multiple broadcast, website, magazine and newspaper partners of the Center that reach a national audience. It will require some travel, occasionally partnered with a videographer, and some off-hours work. You could start as soon as June 1, 2015. The salary is competitive.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Use sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive accountability stories and investigative projects related to national security and federal defense programs, including the flow of money surrounding policymaking.
  • Work with the Managing Editor in the development of story and project ideas, and the development of outreach strategies for those projects and stories – including identifying, building, and supporting reporting and distribution partnerships with major news outlets.
  • Work with Managing Editor, communications, development and web team to maximize impact and reach of all stories and projects – including building an audience for your articles using social media, blog entries and other tools and creating appealing multi-media and social media content related to your stories and projects.
  • Coordinate with the Center’s computer-assisted reporting experts to integrate data into these stories and projects.
  • Compile documentation to facilitate fact checking of all articles you write.
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices of the Personnel Policy Manual and Employee Handbook. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:  University degree.

Experience/Accomplishments

  • 5+ years of experience as a journalist covering defense and national security, undertaking for a significant portion of this period deep-dive reporting and research.
  • An ability to find good stories; to craft attention-getting, long, vibrant, and well-organized narratives; and to meet deadlines.
  • A track record of appealing writing that demonstrates meticulous attention to detail and rigorous adherence to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness
  • Exceptional organization skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.

Conditions

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines and fulfill the responsibilities and expectations listed above
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with other Center reporters, editors, and all of our media partners
  • Some travel and off-hours work. 

TO APPLY:

Click here to apply. All applications, including a cover letter, resume, and no more than five (5) news clips should be received by May 15, 2015. No phone calls please.