Website International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
ICIJ is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?