Journalism in the Public Interest



Politics Reporter

Posted Dec. 31, 2014

ProPublica is seeking a reporter to specialize in coverage of the U.S. political system.

This reporter will be part of a team producing stories and projects to illuminate the forces involved in the major public policy decisions of our time. We’re looking for someone with a strong history of documenting the behind-the-scenes story, who can help weave revelatory reporting into authoritative and elegant narratives.

The successful candidate will have a track record of landing investigative scoops, as well as experience writing about the political and lobbying cultures in Washington and beyond. The team’s stories will appear online as well as in print and video in partnership with other news organizations. This position will be based in Washington or New York.

ProPublica is committed to diversity, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

To apply, send a resume, examples of your work and a memo describing how you would approach this assignment to

Google Journalism Fellowship

Updated Dec. 30, 2014

ProPublica is one of the host organizations for the Google Journalism Fellowship, a program that recruits students (graduate or undergraduate) interested in “using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways.”

At ProPublica, the Google Journalism Fellow works side-by-side with the best interactive journalists on the planet on some of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism. You’ll become a better journalist, a better designer and a better developer.

For us, the ideal Fellow will have demonstrated an aptitude for and curiosity about at least two of the following: design talent, coding acumen and a journalist’s judgment. You’ll leave here with all three. It’s a great fellowship for an engineering student who’s civic-minded and interested in working on journalistic problems and data sets, a journalism student who wants to tell stories with code, a stats or math major who wants to interrogate data and tell journalistic stores with the answers.

The Google Journalism Fellowship runs from June 8 through August 14. For details and to apply, go to the Google Journalism Fellowship site.


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