ICFJ is looking to add to its global staff by hiring a Resident Investigative Journalism Editor to lead a five-year, multimillion-dollar program in Southeast Asia focused on building investigative journalism networks. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in investigative reporting, have worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region and be an effective manager with experience leading editorial teams and complex, multi-year projects.
- Oversee implementation of a five-year, regional investigative journalism program program in Southeast Asia.
- Develop and implement the program work plan, timelines, and monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.
- Build the capacity of media professionals to undertake investigative journalism and endow them with security skills in potentially dangerous environments.
- Train journalists to report collaboratively providing access to digital tools to do the work.
- Work with journalists in the region to improve and expand coverage of in-depth stories while stimulating regional cross-border investigative reporting.
- Train hundreds of journalists to produce investigations and develop cohesive networks among them.
- Collaborate with MEL team to track impact of investigative stories
- Build relationships with regional media outlets to develop investigative capacity
- Help journalists use data and digital tools to identify money laundering and/or mismanagement of funds.
- Oversee program budgets (monthly).
- Manage staff/staff time.
- Train ICFJ staff and local team members on program requirements (as detailed above: budget management, implementation of program activities, program communications, MEL strategies.
- Write and/or edit monthly, quarterly, progress and/or final reports for funders
- Responsible for grant compliance.
- Work with the vice president, programs and DC-based programs team to improve program processes and management.
- Help to identify new processes to improve workflow.
- Implement new processes that improve workflow.
- Represent ICFJ at investigative journalism and regional conferences, meetings and other events that raise the profile of the organization and build valuable connections that bolster the outcomes of the program.
- A minimum of ten years experience as an investigative journalist, producing impactful stories and leading editorial teams
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in non-profit grant management, including federal grants, and/or relevant journalism role and coordinating non-profit program activities, generating reports, overseeing budget expenditures.
- Strong program management experience
- Extensive international experience, including a strong background working in the Asia- Pacific region with the ability to relocate to the region
- Willingness to be ICFJ’s legal representative in the region
- A strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Demonstrated experience with databases and new digital technology
- Demonstrated analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong and proven organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
- Familiarity with program monitoring and evaluation practices
- Bachelor’s degree
Starting salary: Starting at $100,000
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and three references with contact information.
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