Great data journalism and data-led storytelling are at the heart of the work of The Center for Public Integrity, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative news non-profit. We’d like to hire a new data storyteller to join our team.
We’re looking for a skilled news application developer/data journalist. The successful applicant will join data journalists, web production staff and experienced investigative journalists to create compelling stories told with interactive news graphics, data-driven visualizations, video and news apps.
The ideal candidate will be motivated by the prospect of translating great journalism to enhance audience understanding and engagement as well as pursuing their own original ideas. 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 has long punched above its weight in industry awards and journalistic impact, driven by the skills of its team members and great commitment.
The Center’s team recently won awards of excellence from the Society of News Design with portfolios that demonstrate the breadth of work we do and the quality of the storytelling and innovation. The work speaks for itself and is perhaps the best way a candidate can assess the merits of joining us.
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.
- An understanding of how to explain complex news stories visually.
- Grounding in current best practices in user experience, digital content design, and web development standards.
- Experience with responsive/adaptive design techniques, particularly CSS3 media queries, for both mobile and embeddable widget design.
- Experience working with and managing Git repositories.
- Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Graphics background a plus.
- Sound news judgment and passion for investigative and watchdog reporting.
- Experience creating Mustache-style templates is preferred
- Experience working with PHP, Node.js or similar high-level languages; bonus points for experience with frameworks.
- Experience managing CSS through a preprocessor (LESS, SASS,etc.) is preferred.
- Experience with manipulating SVG using D3.js, Ractive or similar is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Non-supervisory position.
- Some evening/weekend work occasionally required.
Please click here to apply. Be sure to include links to examples of your work, your portfolio or a GitHub profile.
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.
- 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.
Click here to apply. No phone calls please.