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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! — scott.klein@propublica.org. 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 » 

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.

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