We are a boutique investigation firm seeking seasoned investigative journalists with strong business reporting experience to build out our research team. Work would be freelance and project-based to start, with growth opportunities for high performers.
We’re looking for thorough, detail-oriented investigators who can work efficiently and deliver excellent results with little supervision. We want experts at finding and digging through public records of all kinds and using them to assemble detailed profiles of subjects. Applicants should be students of open-source intelligence techniques and quick thinkers with good instincts who can not only charm a city clerk into emailing over a case file but also quickly sort through a complex court docket on PACER and summarize what happened in good, tight sentences.
Candidates should be familiar with, or willing to learn, how to use databases such as Accurint. They should know how to run deep news searches through LexisNexis. They should be able to navigate corporation records, court systems at every level, and county recorder offices to find details about things like corporate entities, criminal histories, mortgage loans, liens, and regulatory complaints -- then put all the pieces together into a narrative that tells a story.
Both U.S.-based and overseas candidates are encouraged to apply, as we take on both domestic and foreign assignments.
We are looking for a starting commitment of 20-40 hours per month with the ability to scale up. Please send a resume, cover letter and a few examples of your best work to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.