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Emerging Reporters Program

ProPublica is offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.

Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica’s reporters and editors. We’ll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week.

See the details here.

News Applications Developer

ProPublica is seeking a Developer-Journalist to join its award-winning News Applications Team, specializing in coverage of the U.S. political system.

This position is an opportunity to work with the best news nerds on the planet on some of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism.

To be a great news app developer requires design talent, coding acumen and a journalist's insight. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in at least two of these, and an aptitude for and curiosity about all three. You'll also need experience working with data from sources like the Federal Election Commission, as well as a solid understanding of the political process — including campaign fundraising and expenditures, lobbying and lawmaking.

We're a Ruby shop when it comes to code that runs our public-facing work, but fluency in any modern, widely-supported language is fine.

The position is full time and located in our New York office, though we'll consider applicants based in Washington, D.C.

To apply, send a resume and a list of your project URLs to me — great projects are the most important part of the application! — You can ask me questions, too.

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.

ProPublica Seeks Asst. Social Editor

ProPublica is seeking an assistant social editor to manage our social media accounts and create original content that amplifies and aids ProPublica’s journalism on social platforms.

The assistant social editor will leverage audience data to grow ProPublica’s presence and readership across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. He or she will also engage journalists and readers in conversations and collaborative experiences that help build our community; experiment with new social tools and help train ProPublica journalists to leverage them effectively for news gathering and engagement purposes; and write/report/create original content that extends the reach of our journalism on social platforms. Interested? See full job description for application details for more » 


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