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ProPublica Community Editor

ProPublica is hiring a community editor who can grow and actively engage our social audience. This editor will be an ambassador for our newsroom across the social web, meeting readers where they are and creating opportunities for participation in and around our major investigations. This editor will also lead the daily production and curation of our branded social accounts; help craft packages and campaigns to engage audiences in ProPublica’s journalism; and moderate and lead conversations with our readers with a credible and conversational voice. Sound like you? Click here for full details and application instructions.

Web Producer

ProPublica is looking for a sharp-eyed, detail-oriented web producer to guide our daily art and production. You’ll be equal parts task minder and production designer.

Why you want this job: You will be at the very epicenter of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country. You will develop a deep understanding of how ProPublica’s stories are reported and assembled, and be exposed to some of the best journalists on the planet. And most of all, every day you come into the office will be another chance to change the world.

A typical day at ProPublica might find you:

  • Coordinating with editors and reporters to keep the story schedule on track and up to date.
  • Formatting and posting the latest articles to via our CMS.
  • Making photo and art selections to accompany feature articles.
  • Coordinating schedules with photographers and illustrators we commission.
  • Editing HTML and CSS to tweak layouts and features.

Skills needed:

  • Solid, hand-coded HTML and CSS
  • Basic to intermediate Photoshop
  • A solid design eye

The ideal applicant is highly organized and detail-oriented. She cares deeply about editorial content and making the best selections possible to support the material we report. This is not a 9-5 job. Story go-live times range widely and sometimes require short bursts of late night and weekend work.

The position is based in our newsroom in New York. Telecommuting is not an option. Send applications to Be sure to include a link to your portfolio or work you feel is most relevant.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply.

Campaign Finance Reporter

ProPublica is looking for a reporter to lead our coverage on political money.

This area is a huge priority for us and one of the most important stories of our time. We have written extensively about the recent influx of anonymous money into federal campaigns and how this is changing modern elections. With the Supreme Court re-opening the door to soft money, the potential to do game-changing investigative journalism is only growing.

We're looking for a reporter who will relish the challenge of competing in a fast-paced and often noisy arena, mixing shorter takes with signature deep dives. We'd also expect you to work closely with our data and news app teams. We are also looking for someone who wants to commit to this area not only for 2014, but through what is sure to be a groundbreaking presidential election in 2016.

Sound like you? Send a resume, clips and a short memo sketching out how you'd attack this assignment to

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person. No calls please.

The job will be based in New York or perhaps Washington D.C. and include benefits.

ProPublica is committed to building a diverse newsroom.


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