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Senior Reporting Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

We are looking for a senior reporting fellow to join one of America’s most innovative (and fun) investigative newsrooms. We’re not interested in you covering the news. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories, whether short, medium or long.

Our fellows primarily report their own stories — like this one — and also collaborate with other reporters at ProPublica 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 for a year, pays $900 per week and includes full benefits. It will be based at our headquarters in New York.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Recently graduated from college or journalism school, or is relatively early in their journalism career
  • Is committed to aggressively reporting stories about abuses of power
  • 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.

We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply. There’s a place on the application for you to tell us more.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking active steps to meet this commitment. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, Oct 28.

Have questions? Email [email protected].

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