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Investigative Reporter

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (necir-bu.org), 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 at least six 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 but not required Salary: $70,000-$80,000/year plus benefits. Contact: Joe Bergantino, NECIR Director, jbergant@bu.edu