ProPublica is seeking to hire business reporters
Corporate power is at its zenith in American society. We’re hiring multiple reporters to help hold those corporations and interests to account.
We’re not interested in you covering the news, at least not in the conventional sense. Instead, at a time when government oversight is in retreat, your job will be to do hard-hitting, revelatory stories about the country’s most powerful companies and industries.
Our interests run the gamut, from corporate malfeasance to consumer flim-flams to employment discrimination to financial skullduggery.
For these jobs, it helps to have experience covering business and to know your way around a balance sheet and a 10-K. But we love great reporters — including those that haven’t necessarily defined themselves as “investigative reporters” — who can deploy a variety of skills, including data analysis, code and engagement skills to get to the truth.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Has a track record of aggressive reporting and landing revelatory stories about abuses of power
- Aches to tell stories that are both important and powerfully told
- Is truly excited about all the possible ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data-digging to working with readers to marrying narrative and investigative forms
- Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower. And we do our best work together.
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.
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.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form. The deadline for applications is April 27.
The jobs are full-time and include benefits. We are based in New York but are open to remote working if the fit is right.