News Applications Fellow
We’re looking for a Fellow to work on ProPublica’s news applications desk starting this fall.
You’ll work side-by-side with the best newsroom developers on the planet on some of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism. You will leave here a better journalist, a better designer and a better developer.
To be a great news app developer requires design talent, coding acumen and a journalist’s judgment. The ideal Fellow will have demonstrated both an aptitude for and curiosity about at least two of these. You’ll leave here with all three. It’s a great fellowship for a coder who’s civic-minded and interested in working on journalistic problems and data sets, a j-school grad with coding skills who wants to tell stories with code, or a visual journalist who wants to work on large scale interactive databases.
The Fellowship lasts up to a year and is paid $800/wk with benefits. It’s full-time and requires that you work in our offices in New York City. Start date is around the end of August.
How to apply: Send a resume and a list of your project URLs to email@example.com.
ProPublica is committed to building a diverse workplace. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
ProPublica is seeking a research intern to support the
newsroom on investigative projects. The internship is full-time, based in New
York and pays $700 a week.
The intern will work closely with the Director of
Research, reporters and senior editors to help with ad hoc requests while also
balancing longer term research projects the intern
will manage. Projects vary depending on newsroom needs, but the intern
could work on tracking down former employees of a Fortune 500, calling states
to get autopsy data, creating a newsroom guide for backgrounding people or
finding examples of kids who were injured in a certain type of accident.
Candidates should have some experience with or a
strong enthusiasm for public records, databases such as LexisNexis and Pacer
and FOIA requests. An ideal candidate has a meticulous attention to detail, a
passion for digging and strong reporting skills.
Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity
to work with ProPublica’s Social Media team on crowdsourcing and collaborative
reporting projects, assisting with callouts,
recipes and research/verification of user-generated content. The
intern could also pitch ideas to report and write shorter pieces for our
Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The
New York Times, Reuters, PBS FRONTLINE, Bloomberg, NPR, Center
for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org [Subject Line: “Research
Intern”] with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit.
Also, please describe how you’ve investigated a person, business or topic
and what methods, databases or public records you used to do it. We’d love to
see links to relevant work that shows your skills, as well as either a brief
idea for an investigative story you’d like to research or a short description
of how you would have researched a story published on ProPublica’s website.
Please also include how long you’d be able to work
until, up to a year, and when you’d be available to start. No calls please.
ProPublica is committed to building a diverse workplace. Candidates
must be eligible to work in the United States.
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