We are looking for a research manager to help us uncover documents, data and sources for hard-hitting investigative projects. You’ll team up with reporters and editors to do the kind of deep digging required to put out rigorous, powerful investigations.
What you would do:
You’ll plot out the best way to find everything that is needed for a story. This could including filing an open-records request or tracking down a difficult-to-find source.
You’ll collaborate across the ProPublica newsroom and with publishing partners on projects that can take a variety of forms, from newspaper investigations to magazine features to interactives and podcasts.
We’re looking for someone who has:
We want to hire newsroom collaborators who bring a diversity of experiences, talents and viewpoints to their work. So, if you don’t think you can check off every box on the list above but are confident you can contribute to our efforts, please don’t hesitate to apply. A background in journalism is not required for this position.
We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
This position is full time with benefits and you’ll be based in our office in Manhattan. We are not considering remote applicants for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
What you should send us:
The most important part of your application is your past work. Send us links to your best stuff that you’ve worked on. Let us know how your research and reporting shaped and improved the stories or work product. Don’t be shy — tell us what worked (numbers and evidence of impact welcome) and how you’d do it differently next time. And send us your resume.
Apply using this form. The deadline is Friday, August 3.
You can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
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