Corporate power is at its zenith in American society. And we want you to help us hold those corporations and interests to account.
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 interests run the gamut, from corporate malfeasance to consumer flim-flams to employment discrimination to financial skullduggery.
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 that haven’t necessarily defined themselves as “investigative reporters.”
These fellowships are made possible by a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, which was funded from the estate of the pioneering female business journalist Lorana Sullivan.
Fellows at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico, and NPR — as well as ProPublica itself.
The fellowships run for a year, pays $900 per week and include full benefits. They 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 August 5.
Have questions? Email [email protected]