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Reporting Fellowship

We are looking for a fellow to work in our newsroom this summer. The fellowship lasts for 16 weeks. It’s full-time, based in New York, and compensation is $700 per week. Fellows report their own stories as well as collaborate with senior reporters.

Here are a few examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do. And here’s an article from Nieman Lab about our approach.

Reporting fellows at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

If you would like to apply, please send an email to fellowships@propublica.org with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Include several writing samples, including an explainer-type post that helps guide readers through an accountability topic in the news. You can read a few examples here, here, and here. (If you’ve already published a piece along these lines, feel free to submit it as your explainer sample.)

Applicants should have prior journalism experience.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Reporter

ProPublica is seeking a reporter to cover how racial inequality plays out in American life, from housing to education to law enforcement.

The parameters for this beat are broad and the possibilities for groundbreaking work are expansive. We would expect a successful applicant to have a passion for this subject and to be skilled at both long-form story-telling and the use of data to support larger conclusions. We are looking for someone who can find and execute stories that describe injustice – and also identify perpetrators and hold them accountable.

This beat could easily encompass economic policies and practices that disproportionately harm people of color and other minorities.

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

ProPublica is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Design Fellowship

ProPublica is hosting a new fellowship for a creative, ambitious designer who wants to work in and learn from the daily workings of an active newsroom.

As the design Fellow, you will work at the epicenter of one of the most exciting and ambitious newsrooms in the country and develop the skills needed to conceive, plan, and execute compelling user experiences for journalism. You will gain a deep understanding of how investigative journalism stories are reported and assembled, and be exposed to some of the best journalists on the planet.

For us, the ideal Fellow will have demonstrated an aptitude for and curiosity about at least two of the following: interactive design, a discerning eye for solid user experiences, and editorial design acumen. The design Fellow will leave ProPublica with all three. It’s a great fellowship for a design student interested in working on journalistic projects, or working interactive designers looking to transition into the field. ProPublica’s mission is to change the world with our journalism, and our ideal Fellow wants to use their design skills to help accomplish that.

This is a paid fellowship based in our New York newsroom and lasts until the end of 2015. Start date is flexible; telecommuting is not an option. Send applications to david.sleight@propublica.org. Be sure to include a link to your portfolio or work you feel is most relevant.

If the above doesn’t describe you perfectly but you think you should be working at ProPublica, please get in touch anyway and tell us why you want to work with us.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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