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Data Editor

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking a Data Editor to help us investigate power with data and oversee a muscular data team that builds upon the Center’s historic leadership in data-based journalism. The Data Editor will oversee data collection and analysis for a variety of Center projects, among them investigations dealing with money and politics, climate change, economic inequality, state government, broadband and technology, and national security. This position reports directly to the Executive Editor. He or she will also work closely and collaboratively with the Center’s managing editors. The ideal candidate will understand and embrace the goals of a digital news environment, social media and multimedia. The data editor will additionally build and oversee partnerships with other news outlets for reporting and publication of data across platforms, and facilitate outreach plans around data associated with the Center’s work.

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 encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Manage a small team of data reporters and news developers.
  • Oversee the collection, analysis and publication of data for the Center’s investigative projects.
  • Work with the editorial staff to discuss, manage, evaluate and the use of data in stories and projects.
  • Develop and implement new approaches to create effective data visualization elements for the web and social media.
  • Work with managing editors to develop data partnerships and collaborations with outside news outlets.
  • Stay current with developments and trends in data journalism.
  • Set data standards, ensure compliance with those and the Center’s editorial standards and ethics.
  • Coordinate with both the Communications and Development departments in rolling out projects and explore and assist with funding for editorial projects.
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent spreadsheet and database skills, including familiarity with SQL.
  • Familiar with math and statistics needed for sophisticated data analysis.
  • Familiar with at least one programming language.
  • Basic data visualization skills, such as statistical mapping.
  • Fluid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse range of individuals.
  • Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as to teach.

Experience/Accomplishments:

  • At least five years of data-driven journalism experience with demonstrated results.
  • Proven track record to manage multiple tasks and ongoing projects under tight deadlines.
  • Some management experience preferred.
  • Experience with interactive or visual journalism a plus.
  • Strong analytical, research and investigative skills.
  • Team player and 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.

TO APPLY: All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and no more than five (5) news clips, sent to czubakskees@publicintegrity.org.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 20, 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.

Audience Engagement Editor

The Center for Public Integrity is looking for a journalist to develop and run an innovative audience engagement strategy for our award-winning investigations. We seek a candidate who lives and breathes social media, is capable of engaging with existing readership and expanding to new audiences. This person will be a critical hub in promoting the Center’s work and will work closely with reporters, editors and senior management to create innovative campaigns around our reporting. The ideal candidate will also interact with the traditional media and provide guidance to reporters seeking to report on the Center’s findings from investigations.

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 encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Work with editors and reporters to plan social media and crowdsourcing strategies around major projects produced by the Center.
  • Engage audiences on social media platforms.
  • Post and promote projects on social media.
  • Develop and maintain communities related to and affected by the Center’s work.
  • Cultivate a larger and more engaged audience for the Center’s work.
  • Consider new and innovative ways to repurpose previously published content to take advantage of the Center’s extensive archive of investigative reports.
  • Monitor analytics and reader engagement and create reports for funders.
  • Create online content to keep website and social media platforms fresh and updated throughout the day.
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices of the Personnel Policy Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • University degree, preferably some experience as social media editor for a news media publication.
  • Exceptional organization skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
  • Salary is negotiable.

TO APPLY: All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and contain a description/example of at least one successful social media campaign. Please send to jbennett@publicintegrity.org. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15, 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.

SENIOR REPORTER, NATIONAL SECURITY

The Center is expanding its national security reporting staff. We are looking for an experienced journalist interested in deeply probing defense-related actions, decision-making, and spending in Washington to produce colorful narratives full of revelatory, attention-getting information, capable of provoking change.

The job requires boundless curiosity and persistence, foremost. You need to be the kind of person who sees a sign that says “No Trespassing,” and immediately wants to head in that direction. If your interest is confined to covering the news, skip this. If you want to roil some powerful interests and make a difference, and you’re interested in the future of warfare, keep reading. But journalists only, please.

A successful applicant will know a good deal already about national security policymaking and its relevant participants; have an ability to cultivate new sources and collect and assimilate complex data and information; and be eager to unearth information not on the public record and present it in a compelling, fair, and eye-catching manner. You’ll need a passion to make yourself an expert on what you’re writing about, and the ability to parse conflicting data and testimony to find nuggets of relevant and irrefutable fact.

Journalists who have not broken significant stories or lack a track record of successful investigative reporting should NOT apply. Reasonable skepticism, plus extraordinary charm and a desire to help government employees perform their work better, with the public’s interests at heart, are essential attributes.

Your work for our collegial national security team will lead to major stories co-published with multiple broadcast, website, magazine and newspaper partners that reach a national audience. The Center’s recent partners include The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, NBC News, Foreign Policy, Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast and POLITICO Magazine.

The post will require some travel, and some off-hours work. The salary is competitive.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Use sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive stories and investigative projects related to national security and federal defense programs, including the flow of money surrounding certain security-related policymaking.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Editor in the creation 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 the Managing Editor and the communications, development and web teams to maximize the impact and reach of all stories and projects – including building an audience for your articles using social media tools and creating appealing multi-media and social media content related to your 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.
  • 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 illuminating stories; to craft attention-getting, in-depth, vibrant, and well-organized narratives; and to meet deadlines.
  • A track record of graceful 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 our media partners
  • Some travel and off-hours work. 

TO APPLY: All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and no more than five (5) news clips, sent to natsec@publicintegrity.org. The deadline for applications is May 15 and the work may begin on June 1.

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.

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 encouraged to apply.