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International Center for Journalists seeks a resident investigative journalism editor, Asia-Pacific region

June 19, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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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