ProPublica Design Director
ProPublica is seeking a design director to help our best investigative stories become immersive online narratives with impact. The design director will be the primary presentation editor of our investigative stories. She or he will create world-class designs to showcase, augment and amplify our world-class investigative journalism. This person would also play a critical role in ProPublica’s overall site design.
Candidates should have a portfolio showing experience designing and building beautiful online narratives, including deft use of typography, photography, social media tools and data graphics. They should also have significant experience working in a newsroom. Please send a resume, portfolio links and cover letter to email@example.com.
Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person.
The job will be based in New York and include benefits. ProPublica is committed to building a diverse workplace.
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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