Work for us: ICIJ is hiring investigative reporters

Want to work with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists team in Washington, D.C.? We’re hiring two internationally-literate investigative reporters — one of them a senior journalist, and one with at least three years of experience.

ICIJ is hiring

Want to work with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists team in Washington, D.C.? We're hiring two internationally-literate data-savvy investigative reporters — one of them a senior journalist, and one with at least three years of experience.

ICIJ senior reporter

ICIJ

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an award-winning network of reporters who collaborate on cross-border stories, is seeking a seasoned investigative journalist to join one of its ongoing investigations for six months. The candidate, based at ICIJ’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., will work with a team of international reporters and editors to report and write a series of investigative stories on a tight schedule. Experience reporting in China and knowledge of Mandarin are a plus.

This is a great opportunity for a reporter who enjoys international collaborations, a congenial workplace and an extraordinarily compelling mission.

ICIJ is looking for a self-starter who can develop and execute his/her own story ideas with minimal supervision. International literacy and cross-cultural sensitivity are core competencies at ICIJ.

ICIJ produces the world’s best cross-border investigative journalism. Besides our core team in Washington, D.C., we work with a network of more than 160 reporters in 60 countries. We tackle issues of global significance such as corruption, illegal money flows and environmental crimes. Our recent “Offshore Leaks” investigation has been credited by The New York Times and other media with forcing Western nations to step up efforts to end tax havens and prompting official investigations in multiple countries. It has also been hailed as the largest international journalism collaboration in history.

ICIJ works in virtual newsrooms and partners with leading media outlets from across the world for reporting and publication of our work, including The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde and many others. Stories appear simultaneously in dozens of news outlets, increasing visibility and impact for the consortium’s investigations.

Skills:

  • Excellent research, writing and investigative reporting skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively across borders and cultures (including journalistic cultures)
  • Familiarity with and ability to use databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be a team player and to listen and learn

 

Experience/Accomplishments:

  • At least 10 years of investigative journalism experience with demonstrated results
  • Proven track record to manage multiple tasks and ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Expertise on financial and business reporting as well as expertise reporting in China are pluses
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Languages, particularly Mandarin, are a plus

 

Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors and media partners around the world
  • Some travel

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to resumes@publicintegrity.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

About the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an award-winning global network of reporters who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers. With 160 members in more than 60 countries, ICIJ is dedicated to investigating cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Backed by the Center and its computer-assisted reporting specialists, public records experts, fact-checkers and lawyers, ICIJ reporters and editors provide real-time resources and state-of-the-art tools and techniques to journalists around the world. Read more about ICIJ at our About page.

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ICIJ reporter

ICIJThe International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an award-winning global network of reporters, seeks an ambitious reporter to join ICIJ’s team at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. The reporter will work on groundbreaking, cross-border investigations with colleagues from around the world; generate shorter stories and blog posts for ICIJ’s website; and help develop multimedia content. About a third of the reporter’s time will be spent on shorter stories for the website and the rest on long-term, high-impact investigations.

This is a great opportunity for a reporter who enjoys international collaborations and wants to develop stronger investigative and data journalism skills while working alongside some of the world’s most respected journalists.

ICIJ is looking for a self-starter who can develop and execute his/her own story ideas with minimal supervision. International literacy and cross-cultural sensitivity are core competencies at ICIJ.

ICIJ produces the world’s best cross-border investigative journalism. Besides our core team in Washington, D.C., we work with a network of more than 160 reporters in 60 countries. We tackle issues of global significance such as corruption, illegal money flows and environmental crimes. Our recent “Offshore Leaks” investigation has been credited by The New York Times and other media with forcing Western nations to step up efforts to end tax havens and prompting official investigations in multiple countries. It has also been hailed as the largest international journalism collaboration in history.

ICIJ works in virtual newsrooms and partners with leading media outlets from across the world for reporting and publication of our work, including The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde and many others. Stories appear simultaneously in dozens of news outlets, increasing visibility and impact for the consortium’s investigations. 

Skills:

  • Superb research, writing, reporting and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with and ability to use databases and spreadsheets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and sensitively across cultures
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work with minimal supervision 

 

Experience/Accomplishments

  • At least three years of journalism experience
  • Demonstrated ability to independently undertake investigative projects and stories
  • Languages and experience living and/or reporting abroad are pluses

 

Conditions

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines while having the staying power to pull off in-depth stories of major significance
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with other reporters and editors around the world
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the ICIJ
  • Some travel

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume by June 15 to resumes@publicintegrity.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

About the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an award-winning global network of reporters who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers. With 160 members in more than 60 countries, ICIJ is dedicated to investigating cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Backed by the Center and its computer-assisted reporting specialists, public records experts, fact-checkers and lawyers, ICIJ reporters and editors provide real-time resources and state-of-the-art tools and techniques to journalists around the world.  Read more about ICIJ at our About page.

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