Consumer Reports seeks investigative reporter for consumer safety

May 23, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Consumer Reports’ investigative journalism team has alerted consumers to the potentially dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in their drinking water and arsenic in their baby food, taken both a well-known manufacturer and the government to task for keeping a product linked to infant fatalities on the market and, and shared how neighborhoods with a disproportionately high number of people of color and low-income residents are adversely affected when Amazon warehouses come to town.

We’re looking for an Investigative Reporter well-versed in consumer safety issues to join our award-winning team. In partnership with the Special Projects Director, our safety experts, plus our Testing, Survey, and Statistics teams, you’ll conceive, create, and produce stories of impact—including deeply reported enterprise and investigative pieces plus daily news projects—in order to champion consumers’ interests and change people’s lives.


  • Produce deeply reported stories for all of CR’s platforms that focus on consumer safety issues, including those related to product and food safety.
  • Play a strategic role in conceiving, executing, and shaping content that bridge ideas from across the organization including from testing, advocacy, communications, and other divisions.
  • Work with content leaders and editors across platforms, as well as advocacy leadership and research, testing, and insight teams to produce investigations that are likely to create high impact in the marketplace.
  • Follow news in assigned beats in order to create original and updated reporting in Consumer Reports areas of focus.
  • Partner with Social Media and Video teams to help leverage CR’s work with external audiences.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • You have at least 5-years experience reporting and producing top level editorial work, including narrative, investigative, and explanatory story telling.
  • You are comfortable using data-driven information, surveys, and other digital tools.
  • Your experience includes familiarity in filing Freedom of Information Requests, and accessing other public records and lawsuits as needed.
  • You have fluency with investigative reporting techniques including quality sourcing, attention to detail, and accuracy.


To apply, go here.

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