Jobs

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.

Reporter

The Center for Public Integrity seeks a reporter to focus on issues of racial, gender and economic inequality.

The ideal candidate will have experience in data-driven investigative reporting and deep knowledge of the historical context and modern drivers of inequality in employment, housing, health care, education, business and finance. 

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job. Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., but we are working remotely under pandemic conditions, and open to remote work applicants.

Public Integrity offers a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid vacation, holidays and personal days, 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.

Responsibilities:

  • Use sources, documents, data reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive stories and investigative projects about inequality.
  • Collaborate with the editor on story and project ideas, including developing outreach strategies for those projects and stories. The key to those strategies is identifying, building, and supporting reporting and distribution partnerships with other news outlets. You will assist with this but will not be expected to lead these efforts.
  • Work with the team leader and the communications, development, and web teams to maximize the impact and reach of these stories and projects, including creating appealing multimedia and social media content.
  • Compile documentation to facilitate fact-checking of articles you write.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices of the Personnel Policy Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience as a journalist, including reporting on inequality.
  • An ability to find and 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 a rigorous adherence to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training.

Salary: $80,000

To apply: All applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and several examples of your work. Apply here.

This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit.

The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.

Data Journalist

The Center for Public Integrity seeks a data journalist for a full-time, one-year position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with large-scale GIS projects and experience working with QGIS, ArcMap or PostGIS. Familiarity with real estate and tax data is also a plus.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job. Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., but we are working remotely under pandemic conditions, and open to remote work applicants for the duration of the one-year period for this position. Although this is a one-year position, there may be opportunity for longer-term employment should funding allow.

Public Integrity offers a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid vacation, holidays and personal days, 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.

Responsibilities:

  • Acquire, clean and analyze data for independent and collaborative investigative data journalism projects.
  • Build data visualizations and tools.
  • Work with local news partners on co-reporting projects.
  • Work with Public Integrity’s audience and engagement team to identify opportunities and problems that can be solved through public-facing interactives and tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working on investigative data journalism or equivalent projects.
  • Excellent spreadsheet and database skills, including familiarity with SQL.
  • Familiar with math and statistics needed for sophisticated data analysis.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language, ideally R, Python, or JavaScript.
  • Data visualization skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training.

Salary: $80,000

To apply: All applications should include a cover letter, resume and examples of data journalism work. Apply here.

This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit.

The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.

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About us

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.

Our mission is to protect democracy and inspire change using investigative reporting that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests.