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ProPublica Illinois Is Looking for a 2017-2018 Reporting Fellow

Do you love investigative reporting and want to do more of it, working alongside some of the most accomplished journalists in the business?

We are no longer accepting applications for this 2017-2018 position. See available jobs and fellowships. Looking for our 2018-2019 reporting fellowship? Apply for our 2018-2019 fellowship here.

Do you love investigative reporting and want to do more of it, working alongside some of the most accomplished journalists in the business? We’re looking for a reporting fellow to join the staff at ProPublica Illinois, our new regional operation.

Fellows may be recent college or journalism school graduates or developing reporters who have found this work through a different path. Our fellows primarily report their own stories — like this one — but also collaborate with ProPublica’s reporters on big projects. 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 — as well as ProPublica itself.

The fellowship runs a minimum of 16 weeks and may last for up to a year. This position is full time and based in Chicago. Compensation is $750 per week. The start date would be late summer or early fall.

If you would like to apply, fill out the form. For writing samples, please send us stories that highlight your best reporting, especially hard-hitting investigative journalism or in-depth explanatory work.

We know there are great candidates who may not perfectly fit this description, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

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

The deadline to apply is June 25, 2017.

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