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Online Editor

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a project of the Center for Public Integrity, seeks an experienced digital journalist to shape the organization’s digital strategy and produce daily stories and multi-part investigative projects on its websites and other digital platforms. The Online Editor determines packaging and presentation, including assigning multimedia and interactive graphics, and coordinating the many parts of a project from conception to publication and beyond. This position owns the production schedule for the editorial calendar and helps distribute ICIJ’s journalism to the widest possible audience.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Assign and oversee graphics, artwork, and multimedia; and possibly create original content
  • Work with the News Developer to assign new interactives
  • Drive the production schedule for the editorial calendar to ensure projects receive the best possible presentation treatment
  • Commission posts for ICIJ’s Global Muckraker blog
  • Work with the Engagement Editor to build specific communities via our social channels and beyond
  • Edit and update the homepage and project pages
  • Write headlines and story summary copy
  • Provide final copy edit before publication
  • Add related material to stories
  • Select and edit photos and partner content

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience packaging content and contributing to social media for a news organization
  • A proven track record in translating longform journalism for digital consumption
  • Highly proficient in web-based publishing tools and technologies
  • Excellent copy editing, headline-writing, and SEO best practices
  • Adept at content marketing
  • Proficient in Photoshop, AP Style, social media tools and analytics tools
  • Entrepreneurial, curious, and passionate about investigative reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Please put the job title in the subject line.

About the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Backed by the Center and its computer-assisted reporting specialists, public records experts, fact-checkers and lawyers, ICIJ reporters and editors provide real-time resources and state-of-the-art tools and techniques to journalists around the world.

About The Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations.  Our mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. In 2012 alone, our work was honored by Sigma Delta Chi, the White House Correspondents Association, the Overseas Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. CPI regularly partners with mainstream media partners like the Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, Mother Jones, SALON, the Huffington Post, NBC News, NPR and Frontline.