Assistant Editor

  • Full-time
  • New York
  • Applications have closed

The Investigative Fund

The Investigative Fund is seeking a creative, talented assistant editor to join our small but growing editorial team in New York City. This is an editorial job with lots of growth potential, involving close collaboration with our team of investigative reporters and editors on deeply reported projects. The position will involve substantial web production, including photo editing and coordination with our web developer; extensive journalistic research; writing and editing blog posts; social media work; and production of our weekly newsletter.

We are looking for candidates with:

A minimum of one year’s experience in an editorial capacity (this could include fact checking, reporting, or in-depth editorial internships)
Excellent writing, summarizing and research skills
Attention to detail
Comfort with WordPress and basic HTML coding
Great communication skills who is a team player
The ability to work independently
The ability to juggle diverse projects and meet deadlines
Strong candidates will also have some of the following:

Fact checking experience
Data reporting experience, including fluency in Excel
Experience with public records requests, court records, and databases such as Nexis or Accurint
Experience writing heds, deks, and captions
Photo editing experience
Background in social media engagement, audience growth, or brand awareness
Fluency in Spanish or another language
The Investigative Fund is a nonprofit newsroom for independent journalists, dedicated to incubating investigative reporting with the potential for social impact. Our investigations are published or broadcast in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and online outlets. Investigative Fund stories have sparked FBI investigations, Congressional inquiries, federal indictments, the resignation of public officials, and more; they have also won many of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Medal.

The Investigative Fund is a project of The Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center that is also home to a bestselling book publishing imprint, Nation Books; the syndicated website TomDispatch; the Victor S. Navasky Internship Program; and a Journalism Fellowship program that supports dozens of reporters every year.

This will be a full-time unionized position, with generous health, retirement, vacation, and flex-time benefits, based in New York City.

The Nation Institute is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.

Please send a resume, two strong writing samples, and a cover letter that lays out your journalism background, tells us why you want to join The Investigative Fund and walks us through any of the skills listed above — or others relevant to an investigative newsroom.

Please send your application to by Friday, October 19, 2018.