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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.

News Applications Fellow

We’re looking for the a Fellow to work with ProPublica’s world-class news applications desk.

You’ll work side-by-side with the best newsroom developers on the planet, on some of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism. You will leave here a better journalist, a better designer and a better developer.

To be a great news app developer requires design talent, coding acumen and a journalist's judgment. The ideal Fellow will have demonstrated both an aptitude for and curiosity about at least two of these. You'll leave here with all three. It's a great fellowship for a coder who's civic-minded and interested in working on journalistic problems and data sets, a j-school grad with coding skills who wants to tell stories with code, or a visual journalist who wants to work on large scale interactive databases.

What matters most to us are your project URLs, not whether you have a specific degree (the team is a mix of humanities and journalism majors, in fact). We’re looking for somebody with pretty solid skills in Ruby, Javascript or Python. But more importantly, we want to see work that shows you’ve got a journalistic mindset. The term of art is “editorial judgment” and what we mean by that is this: You know a story when you see one, and you’re learning how to tell a story using code. Send us a few URLs of your best work. Student assignments are fine. If you’ve got just one really great project, that’s fine too. Quality counts more than quantity. Let us know exactly what part you played in the projects. Designer? Coder? Reporter? All/none of the above? Etc. Give us details. Also, send us your github account name.

The Fellowship lasts up to a year and is paid $800/wk with benefits. It's full-time and requires that you work in our offices in New York City.

How to apply: Send a resume and a list of your project URLs to me -- You can ask me questions, too. Deadline is this Friday, August 29th. The fellow will start mid-September.


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