Since we launched a little more than two years ago as ProPublica’s first regional newsroom, ProPublica Illinois has produced investigative journalism that has helped erase millions of dollars in debt, oust government officials, change state policy and free people from prison. Our stories have ranged from multipart examinations of the impact of video gambling across the state to a first-person essay about the lingering effects of racism in a small town. We’ve even done a little theater.
Now we’re expanding and we’re looking for an ambitious, talented and collegial investigative reporter to join our team.
Ideally, you’ll have three-plus years of newsroom experience, with a track record of reporting ambitious stories that create change. But many of our reporters were not previously “investigative reporters,” and you don’t need to be either. What all of us at ProPublica have in common is a dedication to digging for the truth. So, if this sounds like your dream job, we want you to apply. Here’s the form.
We’re looking for a reporter who:
Again, we know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
ProPublica is dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of the ProPublica staff.) We’re 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.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form.
The job is full time and includes benefits. It is based in our Chicago office, and we are not considering remote applicants. If you currently live elsewhere, we’ll relocate you to Chicago.
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