The Investigative Fund incubates and supports investigative reporting with the potential for social impact. The Investigative Fund does this by providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and funds to cover the research costs associated with investigative journalism. These investigations are then published or broadcast in partnership with a wide variety of media outlets, from NPR and PBS to The Nation, Harper’s, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, and The Washington Monthly.
Investigative Fund stories have sparked FBI investigations, Congressional and military inquiries, federal indictments, legislation, and more; they have also won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, and awards from Investigative Reporters & Editors.
The Investigative Fund is a project of The Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center that shares historic ties with The Nation magazine. The Nation Institute is home to the award-winning The Investigative Fund; a best-selling book imprint, Nation Books; a journalism fellowship program; and other media projects.
The Associate Editor will be responsible for diverse editorial and administrative tasks as part of a small staff in a team-oriented environment:
soliciting, reviewing, and developing investigative proposals
editing articles and scripts
writing blog posts and email alerts
issuing contracts and monitoring payments to reporters
outreach to media and policy makers on major investigations
coordinating editorial meetings, FOI requests, and prize submissions
contributing to foundation proposals, grant reports, and email appeals
The ideal candidate will have strong writing, editing, and organizational skills and sound editorial judgment. Experience editing feature-length work and experience reporting or editing investigative journalism preferred. This job requires the ability to balance multiple tasks, keep track of details, and communicate well.
Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by August 3 to:
Taya Kitman, executive director
The Nation Institute
116 E. 16th St., 8th floor, New York, NY 10003
OR by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary and job title are negotiable depending on experience.
The Nation Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.