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The Center for Public Integrity is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, LGBTQ and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. Below, please find our current openings:

 


 

Knight Data Journalism Fellowship

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking an early career journalist for a twelve-month, paid fellowship in Washington, D.C., funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit news organization that produces investigative journalism on issues of public concern.

The fellowship is part of the Center’s commitment to developing a pipeline of talented data journalists from diverse backgrounds. We will train and mentor the fellow to elevate their data journalism skills.

The Center will select one fellow, who will start in January 2018. The fellow will join the data team, which uses data, technology and design to produce journalism that investigates powerful special interests. The team’s goal is to do inventive, hard-hitting, data-backed journalism and improve how journalists use data to report and tell stories.

The fellow will work in one of the nation's most prestigious investigative newsrooms to do data and interactive journalism centered in one or more Center coverage areas, which include money in politics, the environment, workers' rights, economic inequality, state government and national security.

The fellow’s work will appear on the Center’s website and may appear in digital, print and broadcast platforms associated with our media partners, such as USA Today, NBC News, The Washington Post and TIME.

Who should apply?

We are seeking candidates who have had exposure to data, code, design and/or journalism who want to go further. Candidates possessing at least some of the following experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Worked with one or more programming languages
  • Designed or developed visual or interactive projects
  • Published data analysis or reporting
  • Produced journalism in any form

Also, we encourage people to apply who are:

  • From diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in technology or journalism
  • Enthusiastic about their work and willing to take direction
  • Eager to apply their skills to public-interest journalism

Compensation

The fellow will receive a salary of $45,000 and full benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply: All applications should include a resume and several examples of journalism, visual or programming work (personal projects are fine), along with a description of what the candidate did on those projects. Send to fellowships@publicintegrity.org and include “Knight Fellow” in the email subject line. Deadline to apply: Dec. 17, 2017.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. We are also the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Our mission is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

 


Kellogg Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking an ambitious, early career journalist of color for a nine-month-long, paid training fellowship in Washington, D.C., funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that produces original investigative journalism on issues of public concern.

The fellowship, now in its fourth year, is part of the Center’s commitment to developing a pipeline of talented journalists of color with superb investigative reporting skills. We will work on training and mentoring the fellow to elevate their existing journalism skills so the fellow can become a top-notch investigative reporter with impressive clips.

The fellow will be given a mentor and assigned to projects that enhance their investigative reporting skills.  Training may include attendance at industry conferences, brownbag seminars and/or one-on-one trainings with individual staff members on data skills, interviews, freedom of information requests, etc.

The Center will be selecting one candidate for this fellowship opportunity that begins in January 2018. The fellow will join the Pulitzer-winning Environment and Workers’ Rights team, working on individual stories and projects covering subjects such as environmental justice, climate change, energy development and manipulation/suppression of science. The team’s goal is to produce powerful, character-driven stories that highlight regulatory lapses and corporate misconduct that threaten public health, the natural environment and minority communities.

The fellow’s work will appear on the Center’s website and on digital, print and broadcast platforms associated with our media partners such as USA Today, NBC News, The Washington Post and TIME

Who should apply?

We are seeking journalists of color with reporting experience, strong writing skills and a desire to pursue the types of issues we cover. Demonstrated experience in investigative or entrepreneurial reporting a plus. Candidates possessing the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • At least two years of reporting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Superb work ethic and willingness to take direction
  • High-quality analytical, communications, research and writing skills
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer-assisted reporting, web development, multimedia, graphic design or other special programming experience should be noted in the application
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required

Compensation

The fellow will receive a monthly salary of $3,750, full health and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply: All applications should include a cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional references and no more than five (5) news clips, sent to fellowships@publicintegrity.org. Include “Kellogg Fellow” in the email subject line. Deadline to apply: Dec. 1, 2017.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. We are also the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. 

 


 

State political reporter

Description

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Center for Public Integrity seeks an energetic, motivated and creative reporter to work on our state politics project in Washington, D.C.

The reporter will develop, research, report and write stories on a variety of topics with a specific focus on the state-level influence game. He or she will gather and analyze data, build source networks and generate original reporting for quick-turn stories and in-depth investigative pieces such as our award-winning Politics of Pain and state insurance commissioners projects. This reporter will work closely with other team members in addition to our digital, data and social media teams to develop content that can extend the Center’s coverage across platforms in a variety of formats.

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

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Develops and executes ideas for stories across platforms as part of the states team.
  • Develops news sources.
  • Gathers information and materials for reports.
  • Covers stories as assigned by the states’ team project manager.
  • Collaborates with team members and partners as assigned in developing content.
  • Assists reporters in our state consortium to localize our data.
  • Uses social media to develop and expand network for Center’s political coverage.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience reporting on state government or politics.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding, analyzing and interpreting data. Proficient in using a spreadsheet, such as MS Excel.
  • Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing for the web.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of online journalism – including social media, basic data visualization and photography.
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others and commitment to the values and mission of the Center.

Conditions

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

TO APPLY: All applications should include a cover letter, resume and no more than five (5) news clips, sent to states@publicintegrity.org. Include “state reporting position” in email subject line. Deadline to apply: Nov. 15.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. We are also the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.