Lorana Sullivan Business Fellowship

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

Corporate power is at its zenith in America today. We want you to help us hold ‪those corporations and interests to account as the Lorana Sullivan Business Fellow.

We’re not interested in having you cover the news. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting business stories, whether short, medium or long. Our interests run the gamut, from corporate malfeasance to consumer flimflams to employment discrimination to financial skulduggery.

It will help to have some experience covering business and to know your way around a balance sheet and a 10-K. But we love great reporters — including those who haven’t necessarily defined themselves as “investigative reporters.”

The fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, which was funded from the estate of the pioneering female business journalist Lorana Sullivan. The fellowship aims to extend that legacy.

Fellows at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico and NPR.

Reporting fellows at ProPublica write their own stories — like this one — and also collaborate with other reporters on big projects.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Aches to report stories that are both important and powerfully told, and has a vision for how they’d cover abuses of power in the world of business.
  • Is truly excited about all the possible ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data-digging, to working with readers, to marrying narrative and investigative forms.
  • Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower, whether it’s sourcing, document-diving, data, engagement or design. And we do our best work together.
  • Is early in their journalism career, meaning five or fewer years of professional experience.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above 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 dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form. The deadline for applications is March 1 at 8:00 a.m. ET.

The fellowship runs for a year and starts at the beginning of April. It pays $50,000 annually and includes full benefits. ProPublica is based in New York, but we are open to remote candidates. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Questions? Send them to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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