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Money and Democracy Reporter

Job ID: 2366
Job Views: 835
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20006
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 03.24.2020

Job Description

Can you find journalistic gold in government documents, reveal the inner workings of shady political organizations and explain how government isn’t always working for the people it’s supposed to serve? Can you write clearly and compellingly? 

The Center for Public Integrity wants a relentless, creative and whip-smart reporter to join its money and democracy reporting team, which routinely publishes major investigations and scoops that drive national political news. This reporter will pay particular attention during Election 2020 to issues such as voting rights, and produce stories that resonate outside the Beltway.

The reporter will write for the Center for Public Integrity’s website,, and for distribution through the digital, print and broadcast outlets of our national and local media partners, such as NBC News, NPR, The Atlantic, the Tampa Bay Times and POLITICO Magazine. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use sources, documents, data reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive stories and investigative projects. 
  • Collaborate with the editor on story and project ideas, including developing outreach strategies for those projects and stories. Key to those strategies is identifying, building and supporting reporting and distribution partnerships with major news outlets.
  • Provide political analysis on television, radio and online-only programs.
  • Maintain an active presence on social media and develop digital storytelling skills.
  • Work with the team leader and the communications, data and digital teams to maximize the impact and reach of these stories and projects, including building an audience using social media tools and creating appealing multimedia and social media content.
  • 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


Job Requirements


  • 5+ years of experience as a journalist, with at least some experience in deep-dive reporting.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

*Fluency in Spanish and data reporting skills are a plus.

Supervisor’s title: Elections editor and executive editor

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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.

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 that 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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