Don and Doris Shaffer Researcher 2022-2023
Type Investigations, formerly The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that we publish in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Our editors provide diverse freelance reporters with expert editorial guidance, a team of researchers, and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs. We are part of a larger media nonprofit called Type Media Center, which also has a nonfiction book imprint, and several award and fellowship programs.
We are looking for an entry-level researcher and fact-checker with a deep interest in investigative journalism. Our research program offers rigorous training in key investigative skills, with many opportunities for mentorship and special projects tailored to the interests of the researcher. Researchers will work closely with our team of editors to do in-depth investigative research, fact-check investigations, and conduct originality searches on story proposals. Researchers will also be expected to assist generally with the operations of Type Investigations, including occasional web production and writing our monthly newsletter in collaboration with editors. There may also be occasional opportunities to edit and report, although the ideal applicant should have a passion for research and fact-checking specifically.
• At least 1 year of experience in journalism or research-related field
• Familiarity with research tools such as Nexis and PACER
• Strong organizational skills
• Experience collaborating with a team
• An enthusiasm for the nuts and bolts of accountability journalism
All applicants should take some time to review the kind of stories we publish, on our website at typeinvestigations.org. Our office is based in New York, but remote candidates are encouraged to apply.
We have one research program session per year and have one position open per session. The position is full-time, five days a week.
Researchers are paid $25 per hour, plus a monthly technology stipend.
• A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please include background on your research, fact-checking, and/or journalism experience.
• A resume.
• Two references, including contact information.
Finalists will be asked to complete a paid editorial test and an interview. Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET on April 3, 2022.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please address all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Deadlines and Duration of 2022-2023 program:
Application deadline: April 3, 2022
Notification deadline: May 13, 2022
Program duration: June 28, 2022 – June 23, 2023
Note: The Type Investigations researcher program is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.
Please go here to apply: https://typemediacenter.submittable.com/submit/220212/don-and-doris-shaffer-researcher-2022-2023