Investigative Journalist

  • Full-time
  • Oakland, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Youth Radio

one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company

Position Summary:
The Investigative Journalist will lead original investigations that hold institutions and public officials accountable on issues that directly affect young people’s lives and communities. We have a strong track record of award-winning investigative reporting, across platforms and issues. We are eager to bring on new talent and build a vibrant desk that produces ground-breaking coverage. You’ll join a one-of-a-kind production company that integrates young people into high-stakes investigations and gets results at a policy level and in the lives of affected communities. It’s an opportunity to report in partnership with teens and college-aged youth, getting direct access to the stories that only young people know first-hand. Your work will work reach an unusual cross-section of major audiences through national outlets including: The New York Times, NPR, and Teen Vogue.
Apply if you have:
 A track record in aggressive investigative reporting in at least 3 areas, with the ability to expand beyond your base
 A complete commitment to accuracy and fairness
 The ability to tell powerful stories across platforms
 A variety of techniques for mining data and cultivating sources
 A passion for being in a dynamic environment that’s a mix of seasoned journalists working with teens and college-aged youth
About us:
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, we are a one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company with partners including NPR, The New York Times, Pandora and Teen Vogue and an amazing range of creators and audiences. We are the winner of multiple journalism honors including the Peabody, Columbia-Dupont, Kennedy, Murrow, and White House Arts and Humanities Awards.
To apply send resume, cover letter, and samples of work to Please put “Investigative Journalist” in subject line. No calls please. Youth Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.