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Knight Data Journalism Fellowship

Post Date:Oct 04, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:$45,000
Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
Job Description:

Knight Data Journalism Fellowship

The Center for Public Integrity is looking for an eager-to-learn, early career data journalist to join our team of investigative reporters for a paid, one-year fellowship starting this fall at our Washington, D.C. offices.

The Center is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonpartisan nonprofit news organization that is renowned for its data-based investigative projects. The fellowship is part of the Center’s commitment to developing a pipeline of talented data journalists from diverse backgrounds. 

The Center will train and mentor the fellow to elevate his or her data journalism skills.

The fellow will join the data team, which uses data, technology and design to investigate powerful special interests. The team’s goal is to do inventive, hard-hitting, data-backed journalism and improve how journalists use data to report and tell stories.

The fellow will work in one of the nation's most prestigious investigative newsrooms to do data and interactive journalism centered in one or more Center coverage areas: federal politics; state politics; the environment; workers' rights; economic inequality and national security.

The fellow’s work will appear on the Center’s website and may appear in digital, print and broadcast platforms associated with our media partners, such as USA Today, NBC News, The Washington Post and TIME.

The fellowship is funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Who should apply?

We are seeking candidates who have had experience with data, code, design and/or journalism who want to go further. Candidates possessing at least some of the following experience are encouraged to apply:
•    Proficient in one or more programming languages
•    Designed or developed visual or interactive projects
•    Published data analysis or reporting
•    Produced journalism in any format

Also, we encourage people to apply who are:
•    From diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in technology or journalism
•    Enthusiastic about their work and willing to take direction
•    Eager to apply their skills to public-interest journalism


The fellow will receive a salary of $45,000 and full benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply

All applications should include a resume and at least three examples of journalism, visual or programming work (personal projects are fine), along with a description of what the candidate did on those projects. Send to and include “Knight Fellow” in the email subject line. 

Deadline to apply: Oct. 29, 2018.

The Center for Public Integrity is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, LGBTQ and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. We are also the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Our mission is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.


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Contact Information
Center for Public Integrity
Cynthia White
910 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States
Ph: 2029558436

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