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Investigative Reporter for theGrio


Investigative Reporter for theGrio

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Writers


TheGrio is looking for an Investigative Reporter to cover stories about Black people across America.

Category Journalist/Reporter 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 22, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate will develop and research investigative stories, with a particular emphasis on data reporting. We are seeking a creative self-starter to break journalism stories that are accurate, authoritative, and indispensable. Experience in investigative reporting and an ability to work in a breaking news environment is required. 

  • Consistently write both short term and longer term investigative reports.
  • Conceive and execute data-driven investigative reporting projects with creative approaches.
  • Ferret out datasets and develop methodologies that elevate stories and trigger impact.
  • Find innovative ways to gather data from difficult or uncooperative sources.
  • Collaborate with the design team to produce sharp graphics and powerful interactive experiences.
  • Coordinate story parameters with Managing Editor.
  • Coordinate the licensing and creation of photography, graphics and videos. 
  • Communicate critical story information with producers and managers. 
  • Diligently maintains schedules and workflows. 
  • Pitch daily story ideas. 
  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • At least five years of digital journalism and reporting experience.
  • Knowledge and passion for Black culture, history and current affairs. 
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights, under tight deadline pressure, occasionally with little or no warning. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, be proactive and take initiative. 
  • Ability to import and clean large data sets.
  • Familiarity with intermediate to high-level statistics.
  • Proven proficiency with database managers such as MySQL and/or PostgreSQL and fluency in structured query language (SQL).
  • Programming experience in Python is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of mapping software such as ArcView and/or QGIS is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Github, including familiarity with cloning a project, pushing/merging content to an existing repository, and using Git commands the command line is a plus.
  • Ability to write about complex topics clearly.
  • Excellent writing skills, spelling and grammar. 
  • Solid news judgment and grasp of journalism best practices. 
  • Detail-oriented. 
  • Ability to work well with others under strict deadlines. 
  • Maintain ethical journalism standards.
  • Firm understanding of rights and clearances.
  • Robust work ethic.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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