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ICIJ is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Digital Producer/Editor

Here at ICIJ, we believe that teams of journalists, working together, can produce groundbreaking stories that truly rock the world — from the Panama and Pandora Papers investigations into financial secrecy, through to exposés on corporate wrongdoing, government corruption, human trafficking, dodgy medical devices and more.

ICIJ is looking to hire a journalist who will help us get those stories out to the world in a variety of storytelling and multimedia formats, through our website, email and social media platforms. This position reports to the Online Editor.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with the best investigative reporters, editors, data specialists and technologists from around the globe to tell the world’s most important stories. We’re a small, dynamic team that values creativity and strives to create compelling content that will be used by media outlets across dozens of countries.

We’re accepting applications from both early and mid-career journalists, with an emphasis on relevant digital experience. If you’ve got a plan for boosting ICIJ’s online presence, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for a journalist:

  • with excellent news judgment and newsroom experience, preferably in audience-focused digital production (working on a news website and/or social media team);
  • who is obsessed with storytelling, and understands how content is created and distributed to different audiences;
  • who is well-organized, an excellent communicator and a team-player, willing to build close relationships with reporters, researchers, developers and managers to create harmony — both in our processes, and in our creative output.

…who can help us:

  • manage digital projects, including content creation based on ICIJ’s global investigations;
  • create original content or commission, edit and produce content that can be published across ICIJ’s digital platforms;
  • manage our social media channels, including planning and strategizing for social success;
  • build and execute an audience strategy that can promote and guide our reporting, content production and distribution;
  • work with our global network of media partners — including major international news outlets — to help tell the world’s most important stories to the world’s biggest potential audience.

Specifically, applicants should have:

  • Minimum of three to five years of professional experience working in a newsroom (required);
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills in English (required), including familiarity with AP style (preferred);
  • Skills in production and distribution of digital news, including familiarity with HTML and CSS, experience using a CMS to edit a website, and a general understanding of SEO practices (preferred);
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms, tools for creating and distributing content on social media, and analyzing success/failure (preferred);
  • Familiarity with multimedia production — images, audio/video editing, understanding of basic design principles (preferred).

This is a hybrid position that will be based out of Washington, D.C. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. This is a full-time exempt position (40 hours/week). Due to the international nature of ICIJ, work outside of business hours will be required occasionally.

To apply please send your resume and relevant samples of your work to Hamish Boland-Rudder (hbolandrudder@icij.org), along with a short cover letter (preferably ~400 words or less) that tells us why you’re drawn to this role at ICIJ, and about your proudest moment as a journalist. Applications close on Feb. 5, 2023.

Communications Director

The Communications Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for developing and implementing an internal and external communications plan. The ideal candidate will also train and coach team members on the art of communication.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across ICIJ to develop and execute a plan to tell our organization’s story better and inform funders and donors (including potential) about our projects, our people, and our successes.
  • Establish an external communication schedule in collaboration with the online production team.
  • Create a compelling annual report and other narratives about the work of ICIJ.
  • Develop impact reports and distribute them externally.
  • Provide coaching and help for ICIJ team members preparing for public events.
  • Develop tracking metrics on communication efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Fund Development team.
  • Develop brand voice and develop and maintain ICIJ’s marketing strategy at all levels.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and a minimum of five years experience required.
  • Experience producing email campaigns and newsletters (MailChimp, Active Campaign).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • U.S.-based required; Washington, D.C. preferred.
  • Fluent in English (speech and writing) required.

Key competencies:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong sense of integrity, honesty, and ethics.
  • Flexible and collaborative work style.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to connect with a diverse, global audience.
  • Experience managing brand social media accounts.

Hours of work:

This is a full-time exempt, hybrid position (40 hours/week). Due to the international nature of ICIJ, work outside of business hours will be required occasionally.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Maryse Sulimma, msulimma@icij.org, subject line: “Communications Director.” Applications close Jan. 15, 2023.

Grants Compliance Manager

The Grants Compliance Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all compliance aspects of grants and contract proposal preparation, fiscal process review and budget development. This position will determine with the Finance team cost allocations in accordance with the deliverables of the grants. The Grants Compliance Manager will write grants, develop and maintain a grant management and cost allocation tracking system. As a member of the growing Finance team, your role will be to interact regularly with the data, editorial and fund development team members.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Works within the Finance department to establish appropriate procedures for tracking and compliance of grants.
  • Responsible for writing grants to foundations and governments (globally).
  • Coordinates all aspects of the grants management process, providing guidance in the areas of grant regulations and compliance related to federal, state, local and foundation funding.
  • Researches opportunities, and proposal requirements of corporate, foundation, and government funding.
  • Evaluates proposals and funding guidelines to determine funding probability and potential impact on agency resources.
  • Coordinates grant award acceptance and oversees grant launch process.
  • Reviews unsuccessful grant requests for scoring, rejection rationale, and possibility of resubmission.
  • Oversees and assures compliance of grant funded activities; working collaboratively with editorial managers; monitors grant awards and submits all required reports on grant activities and expenditures.
  • Develops internal finance protocols, policies and procedures relating to identifying, obtaining, and administering external funding.
  • Serves as the liaison with federal, state, and local program officers, private associations, and foundations.
  • Monitors, creates, and disseminates information on funding trends and legislative developments related to funding opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Journalism, Fundraising, Communication or Public Administration required.
  • Minimum of five years grant compliance experience with a minimum of two years of government grants experience required.
  • Strong financial and accounting skills with advanced Excel skills required.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • U.S.-based required; Washington, D.C. preferred.
  • Fluent in English (speech and writing) required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and understanding of technology and tools.
  • Willingness and ability to travel on occasion.

Key competencies:

Strong project management; written communication abilities; computer, spreadsheet, and data utilization skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent analytical, organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills with an ability to prioritize, drive and complete multiple projects under stringent deadlines, and to respond to changing priorities.

Hours of Work:

This is a full-time exempt, hybrid position (40 hours/week). Due to the international nature of ICIJ work outside of business hours will be required occasionally.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Maryse Sulimma, msulimma@icij.org, subject line: “Grants Compliance Manager.” Applications close January 15, 2023.

Accounting Specialist

The Accounting Specialist will report to the Financial Controller and provide support to the expanding Finance team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger maintenance, banking transactions and account reconciliations, financial report preparation, accounts payable and receivable duties, cost accounting for grant allocation and management of our DC office.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Work independently on routine and assigned accounting tasks.
  • Oversee payment gateways to ensure transaction accuracy for coding and approval workflows.
  • Maintain online management of travel and other employee expense reimbursements.
  • Collect, organize and maintain receipts for credit card charges for multiple cardholders.
  • Facilitate preparation of annual 1099’s for vendors.
  • Prepare and make all bank deposits.
  • Reconcile monthly statements for bank and investment accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with grant reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with Fund Development team on a monthly basis to reconcile revenue streams.
  • Assist with preparation for annual financial audit and filing of Form 990.
  • Perform administrative tasks for management of ICIJ’s Washington, D.C. office.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of accounting or bookkeeping experience.
  • Proficient in double entry accounting and a working knowledge of GAAP.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in entering financial data.
  • High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Office products and teleconferencing platforms.
  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online (required).
  • Initiative and willingness to learn online systems.
  • Deadline-driven with excellent time management skills

Hours of work:

This is a full-time exempt position (40 hours/week) and will work in our Washington, D.C. office. Please note, this is not a remote position.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to kprostor@icij.org. Application will close on Jan. 15, 2023.