Via Reveal:

“CIR is looking to hire a part-time production assistant to work with the video team on its in-house projects at our office in Emeryville, CA. The production assistant will primarily help with research and data entry for video projects. There may also be occasional opportunities to assist on local production shoots, transcribing interviews, fixing gear, and jump on other production needs that arise.

You should have 1-3 years of experience in video production. This could include being an intern at other organizations, a PA on shoots, or a researcher on documentaries. This job is meant to help someone in the beginning of their career, so we want someone who wants to grow and learn. In the past, these positions have been filled by undergraduate and graduate students who are studying documentary or broadcast journalism.

This describes everything we are looking for. Our newsroom is successful because of the sum of its parts – we recognize that no one person will be equally strong in every area and that some candidates will bring other strengths or experiences that we haven’t described here. If you are passionate about our work and have a vision to share with us, please apply. We will carefully consider every serious applicant.

This position is part-time, 12 hours a week, at $16.30 an hour. This is a 14-week internship with the possibility to extend. We can only consider local (Bay Area) candidates.”

AUDIO PRODUCERS WITH INVESTIGATIVE CHOPS (fellowship, August 23) by Bear Guerra

Via Mother Jones:

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We’ll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;

  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;

  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;

  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;

  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;

  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;

  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.

At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.”

DEADLINE: August 23.


INVESTIGATIVE EDITORS (job, August 19) by Bear Guerra


Via Type Investigations:

“Type Investigations (formerly The Investigative Fund) is a nonprofit newsroom for independent journalists, dedicated to incubating investigative reporting with the potential for social impact. Our investigations are published or broadcast in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and online outlets. Our stories have sparked FBI investigations, Congressional inquiries, federal indictments, the resignation of public officials, and more; they have also won many of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Peabody, the Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Medal.

The ideal candidate will have strong reporting, writing, editing, and organizational skills; supervisory experience; sound editorial judgment; and sophistication about the journalism field. Experience editing and vetting complex feature-length work required; experience reporting or editing investigative journalism preferred.”

DEADLINE: August 19.


Via Scripps National News:

“We are looking for an experienced video editor with a passion for narrative storytelling
and in-depth, ambitious and original journalism to work with our award-winning
investigative team. We’re a small team, so we need someone who can work both
independently and collaboratively, has high-output organizational skills and able to
weave video, audio, data analysis, graphics, documents and other elements into a
finished polished product for air and publication. The successful candidate will bring
journalistic integrity as well as cinematic and graphic skills. You are the right person if
you know how to make news documentaries that are cinematic, watchable and
impactful. This is a full-time role, ideally based in our Washington DC office.
Email with the position referenced in the header.”


Via Instituto Prensa y Sociedad:

Instituto Prensa y Sociedad and Transparency International, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Open Society, organize the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award "Javier Valdez."

The award's purpose is to encourage greater transparency in government, business and media as well as to promote investigative reporting on matters of public interest.

Investigative stories published or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 in Spanish, Portuguese or English are eligible. Print, online, television and radio reports may compete, and reporters can submit work done independently or in teams.

The first place winner will receive US$10,000, and the second and third places, US$5,000. Authors of the best investigative reports will also be invited to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN 2019) in November in Mexico City.”

DEADLINE: August 4.


Via PBS Frontline:

“For FRONTLINE, the PBS investigative series, the Local Journalism Project has two goals. The first is to help strengthen local reporting by supporting the kind of deep investigations that have positive impacts on communities. The second is to find new, under-covered stories that FRONTLINE can bring to a national audience on our PBS broadcast and digital platform.

The Local Journalism Project is being funded by a $3 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a $1 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It will be housed at WGBH Boston.

As of June 1, FRONTLINE is accepting project proposals from local news organizations. During each of the next four years, the series will select four or five projects annually on the basis of the strength of the proposed investigation, the geographic diversity of the news organizations and need for outside support to complete reporting and tell the full story.”

DEADLINE: July 15.



Via Frontline:

“FRONTLINE is looking for a sharp, thoughtful Local Initiatives Editor to help oversee a new national-local reporting initiative. The Local Initiatives Editor, who should be based in Boston, will help to establish and solidify relationships with reporters in communities across the country to develop a powerful transmedia reporting project on a single topic or issue. The goal of the project is both to enhance local reporting capacity and break new ground on a topic of national significance.

The editor will guide the day-to-day work on the project, coordinating with the local reporters, and overseeing and editing their work for publication, in coordination with FRONTLINE’s senior editorial staff. While the bulk of the project will likely be in text, experience editing or engaging in interactive or transmedia work is a plus.

We are seeking a smart, self-motivated person who can ask big questions but still sweat the details. They should have a healthy sense of curiosity, sound editorial judgment, established reporting skills and a passion for investigative and accountability journalism.”



Via ProPublica:

@ProPublica is looking for two story production fellows to work with us on our Local Reporting Network. Be part of one of the most unique story production teams in the business, working on incredible (local!) journalism.

This is not a typical production job! You will work as part of our story production team to optimize readers’ experience of our journalism across all platforms using outstanding multimedia, and to foster communication and collaboration across our newsroom and with our partners. You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting journalism projects in the country.”

DEADLINE: June 10.


INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO CITY (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra


Via Quinto Elemento Lab:

Quinto Elemento Lab has launched its third grant program for investigative journalism projects.

Entries must address aspects of the Mexican reality, and the resulting coverage must be relevant and intended to create an impact.

The organization will offer up to MXN85,000 to selected projects, as well as mentorship, edition, design, distribution strategy and production of each investigative piece.

The funds must cover reporters' salary, expenses derived from the investigation itself and travel expenses. The projects should be developed and published within two months.”



Via Reveal:

“We’re looking for an accomplished, ambitious editor to lead one of the world’s largest and best teams dedicated to investigative reporting.

Our ideal applicants will bring a wealth of experience in managing successful investigative projects. For this position, which will report to the editor-in-chief, we’re seeking candidates who have proven the ability to cultivate projects of national and international scope, whether in text, audio, or video. We’re looking for well-honed instincts for navigating troves of data, assessing story leads and tips, and coaching journalists through dead ends and alleyways in the reporting process. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a record of collaboration and mentorship in newsrooms.

You should be prepared to guide reporters through the thorniest parts of difficult investigations, helping them craft FOIAs, coax sources to talk, navigate ethical issues and prepare for security concerns. You should savor great storytelling, no matter the form it takes, and value collaborating with journalists across all platforms to bring investigative projects to life in the richest possible fashion. You should be skilled at editing stories, elevating bold reporting with deft and lucid writing, and developing the skills of editors you supervise. And you should be prepared to manage world-class teams of reporters and editors, including some of the best data journalists in the business.”



Via The Marshall Project:

“The Marshall Project seeks an accomplished and versatile editor to develop high-impact journalism on the criminal justice system in states with high levels of incarceration, especially in the South. The job is part of an expansion of our regional coverage, aimed at finding stories with local repercussions and national resonance.

We’re looking for someone who has experience—at least five years—working with reporters from idea to conception through final line edit, helping to make fair, clear, gripping, well-told stories out of complicated policy and politics. The right candidate will be at ease with data, documents, public-records requests and other investigative reporting tools and with editing stories for any medium. Familiarity with the cultural diversity, history and politics of the region—and specifically policing, criminal courts and corrections—is an invaluable asset.”



Via ProPublica:

“Investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact on people’s lives — based in DC.

We’re doubling down on our investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact on people’s lives. And we’re adding a member to our award-winning engagement reporting team to do it.

What do we mean by covering the federal government? There’s an enormous amount of news coming from Washington. We’re not particularly interested in the fights or the tweets. Instead, we are going to be digging into what’s really happening inside the halls of power that affects the lives of Americans. We’re looking for a journalist who will mobilize communities constituents, employees, voters, taxpayers and more — around civic issues they care about. We’ll turn the community’s input into stories holding officials to account.”

DEADLINE: March 24.