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Investigative Reporters

Watchdog.org, a leader in state-based investigative journalism, is seeking experienced investigative reporters for its growing network of state-based news bureaus.

The ideal candidate will know how to find waste, fraud and abuse at all levels of government, exhibit sophisticated storytelling abilities, and be a self-starter prepared to create & lead a Watchdog.org state bureau. Selected candidates will be responsible for setting the Watchdog.org agenda for his or her entire state. Conversational and written Spanish-language skills, and TV and radio experience are a plus, but not required. 

We are particularly interested in candidates willing to cover Oklahoma, Western Pennsylvania, or the greater Milwaukee area.

Watchdog.org offers a competitive compensation package for the right candidate. Watchdog.org, project of The Franklin Center, is a network of investigative journalists who seek to advance transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility in government - particularly on the state and local level, with the goal of changing both the way that news is delivered and the way that people  consume information about their government.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials: Résumé and cover letter detailing (a) salary requirements and (b) your interest in the mission of the organization. Please include two to three writing samples demonstrating your ability to write from the point of view of the taxpayer. While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview.

No phone calls, please.

Send résumé, cover letter and samples of reporting work to: Kelly Carson at kcarson@watchdog.org.