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Investigative Reporter

Investigative Reporter

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), a nonprofit investigative reporting newsroom based at Boston University, is expanding. We're searching for an award-winning journalist with at least five-years experience doing in-depth investigative reporting. A proven track record of generating, reporting and writing hard-hitting watchdog stories that have impact is required. Strong news judgment and organizational skills are essential. Must have a demonstrated ability to work independently or part of a team.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing stories for NECIR’s monthly Public Eye investigative reporting subscription service while juggling deeper-dive long-term investigative projects as well as occasional follow-up stories
  • Working collaboratively with NECIR reporters and editors as well as the editors of subscribing news outlets
  • Mentoring student journalists who assist with reporting/research. 

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Skills:

  • Strong source development, research, writing, reporting and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with and ability to use databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work with minimal supervision
  • Team Player
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts/New England government/politics/businesses preferred

Salary: $70,000/year plus benefits.

Contact:  Joe Bergantino, NECIR Co-Director, jbergant@bu.edu