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Would you like to join the team at ICIJ? We’ll advertise open job opportunities on this page, so please keep checking back in for the latest.

The team at ICIJ is small but highly ambitious, creative, energetic and passionate about our mission: producing investigative journalism with global impact. We value team-players who are willing to go beyond the duties on their job description to help the organization grow. ICIJ prides itself on supporting career development and nurturing skills to help each employee achieve their full potential.

ICIJ is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent skills. People of color, women, LGBT+, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Investigative Reporter & North American partnership coordinator

We are looking for an investigative journalist to fill a key role in our expanding global newsroom: North American partner coordinator.

This a reporting position. You would contribute to our investigations, run down leads, and pitch new story and project ideas.

As our North American. coordinator, you would also be responsible for working with existing American partners and cultivating new ones. Our goal is to plug more U.S. and Canadian reporters into our established network of international journalists, to help them tap into our data tools and resources, and to develop investigative projects with them. This role adds to our existing partnership coordinators for Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.

This is a job for an enterprising reporter with a strong track record of unearthing stories that expose abuse, fraud, corruption, and hold the powerful to account. We believe in the power of journalism to force change — and so should you. The role requires an enterprising spirit, a diplomat’s mindset, and lots of patience.

You should also:

  • Have a knack for conceiving impact-focused stories and projects.
  • Thrive in a collaborative reporting environment. Building cross-border teams made up of many dozens of journalists from different backgrounds is core to ICIJ’s mission.
  • Like working with data. Our investigations are supported, and often driven, by original data work.
  • Ideally, have a business reporting background. Our stories usually have a strong industry or finance component.
  • Have a passion for storytelling and ideas about new ways to communicate with audiences.

Are you interested in applying?

To apply, please send a resume and clips, and memo explaining why you are the right fit for the job to Some questions you might consider: How could ICIJ better coordinate with U.S. newsrooms? What stories should we be pursuing at a regional or global level? How would your skills help us accomplish our mission of telling the most important stories in the world?

Web Developer

We are looking for a qualified web developer to work with ICIJ’s digital team to support ICIJ’s website, content management system (WordPress), applications, analytics tools and more. With user experience at heart, you will have a key role in developing products and tools for ICIJ’s internal users, external audience and our broader community of journalists and supporters.

You will have the opportunity to be creative, and to suggest, test and implement cutting-edge ideas that will help ICIJ fill its mission efficiently and effectively. Your technical skills will also be called upon to contribute to ICIJ’s major global investigations – at ICIJ, we all consider ourselves journalists and are dedicated to investigating issues of global significance, regardless of our professional background.

Familiar to test-driven development, you are able to respect quality standards and go fast to production. A clear understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with basic back-end knowledge, is important.

Ideally, the successful candidate will work from our Washington, D.C. (United States) or Sydney, NSW (Australia) offices, however we may make allowances for the right applicant. Although this is a full-time role, we are open to candidates seeking part-time employment (three days per week or more).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing architectural and design improvements and updates for ICIJ’s digital products, including pitching and implementing solutions that are functional, user-friendly and beautiful
  • Maintaining ICIJ’s website performance and availability across all platforms
  • Optimizing ICIJ’s online analytics, and reporting and acting on how users interact with our digital products
  • Performing routine maintenance on and our WordPress CMS, including patching updates and maintaining plug-ins and integrated services
  • Helping lay the foundation for solid long-term policies and planning for ICIJ’s digital products, including setting highest standards for coding and documenting processes
  • Working, as needed, with ICIJ team members and partnership network to ensure the full extent of your skills and experience are brought to bear on the organization’s work – this is a hands-on role that will be fully integrated with the entire ICIJ team.

Your skills and experience:


  • 2+ years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of PHP and WordPress
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Strong understanding of CSS/SCSS and related web technologies
  • Experience using modern tools like Webpack, Yarn and Babel
  • Experience with Git version control
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience with toolbelt
  • Experience with Vue.js – if you have done Angular/React it’ll be easy to do the switch
  • Familiarity with AWS (EC2, RDS, Cloudfront, …)
  • Familiarity with data-visualization libraries, such as D3, Chart.js, Highlight.js
  • Familiarity with cartography
  • Experience with journalism and storytelling
  • Experience with crypto and digital security

Are you interested in applying?
Please send your resume, references to your code and a cover letter explaining why you think you’re the right candidate for this position to Hamish Boland-Rudder and Pierre Romera.


This is a fantastic full-time job with career progression opportunities for an ambitious accountant in a fast-growing environment, working as a key individual in a small but high performing team.

The Accountant will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), our outsourced providers, HR and the Office Manager and will have responsibility for all ICIJ’s accounting requirements. The Accountant will also maintain systems and procedures that support all of our financial management processes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain up-to-date information in Quickbooks or similar software.
  • Prepare cash flow reports and deliver accurate and rigorous revenue and expense variance analysis, clearly highlighting drivers of financial performance.
  • Deliver ad-hoc financial/commercial analysis, modelling and reporting including profitability assessment for specific funding projects, or projects associated with ICIJ ongoing operations.
  • Manage outsourced semi-monthly payroll processing and monitor ICIJ’s retirement contribution and annual leave.
  • Perform all month-end processing, accruals, adjustments, review of general ledger transactions, trial balances and activity statements.
  • Assist with management of travel and other work expense reimbursement through an online expense management system.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations with the office manager.
  • Work with our outsourced payment gateway to ensure that all transactions are coded correctly.
  • Liaise with our Grants Manager & reconcile monthly donations.
  • Manage all GL interphases.
  • Perform annual 1099 reporting process with vendors; coordinate the preparation and filing of other tax forms (IRS-990, etc.)
  • Lead ICIJ’s annual audit preparation including providing materials and schedules to the auditors as required.
  • File all accounting records, including but not limited to vendor payments, bank reconciliations, deposit records, payroll records, funder grants.
  • Other duties as required


  • Accounting degree.
  • CPA qualifications an advantage but not critical.
  • Experience in management accounting with a good understanding of financial accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills with a can-do attitude.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a non-profit or professional environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), laws, regulations, and internal policies related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as in a team environment.
  • High level of PC literacy particularly in Excel & Word.

Are you interested in applying?
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you think you’re the right candidate for this position to Gordon Dunlop.



The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of more than 220 of the world’s best reporters in 83 countries who collaborate on large-scale investigations on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Recent projects include the Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, the Evicted and Abandoned investigation into the impact of World Bank projects, Skin and Bone and more.

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