We are hiring a journalist to join ICIJ’s research and training efforts as a Training Manager. The Training Manager will be an integral part of ICIJ’s research desk helping with the conception and implementation of special training for the ICIJ community, including training in the better use of ICIJ’s tools for research and the understanding of data and documents for specific ICIJ investigative projects. The Training Manager will also be responsible for identifying and collecting key metrics and conducting thorough evaluations of ICIJ’s training activities to demonstrate our impact to external stakeholders, such as funders.
To work at ICIJ, you will need to be an effective collaborator, willing to work with colleagues and partners in different time zones, departments and languages (this might mean meetings at odd times of the day.) Not only will you get to work with some of the world’s best journalists on international investigations, but you’ll also be a valued part of the ICIJ team. We want someone who isn’t afraid to share their ideas and willing to step in where needed. This position will also require some travel to newsrooms around the world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The team at ICIJ is small but highly ambitious, creative, energetic and passionate about our mission: producing investigative journalism with global impact. We value team-players who are willing to go beyond the duties on their job description to help the organization grow. ICIJ prides itself on supporting career development and nurturing skills to help each employee achieve their full potential.
Your responsibilities and opportunities may include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with the conception and implementation of special training for the ICIJ community
- Help with the design and elaboration of training materials for the use of ICIJ’s technologies
- Assist the ICIJ community with data and research tips
- Identify training needs through the course of ICIJ projects and help with the elaboration of tutorials and specific data and research tipsheets on specific topics that could be of help to journalists across countries
- Support ICIJ’s data and research team with research needs as well as testing ICIJ’s technologies and developments to provide input on how they could be improved to satisfy investigative and research needs
- Collaborate with other reporters, editors and media partners around the world
- Some travel
- Track metrics and conduct thorough evaluations related to the training programs to determine their impact. Communicate these results internally and to external stakeholders as necessary.
Your skills and experience:
- Knowledge of public databases in different parts of the world used for journalistic research
- At least 3 years of journalism experience with demonstrated results
- Experience training and teaching new skills to journalists
- Familiarity with and ability to use databases and spreadsheets
- Ability to explore and understand complex documents
- Strong writing abilities and excellent communication skills
- Good organizational and project management skills
- Good sense of humor, consideration for others, and a passion for journalism
- Languages (including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese) are a plus
- Expertise on financial and business reporting is a plus
- Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback and learn about new technologies
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of more than 220 of the world’s best reporters in 83 countries who collaborate on large-scale investigations on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Recent projects include the Implant Files, Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, the Evicted and Abandoned investigation into the impact of World Bank projects, Skin and Bone and more.
ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. To work out of ICIJ’s Washington, D.C., office, candidates must be U.S. citizen or be a suitable candidate for a valid work visa in the United States.We will also consider candidates who can work remotely.
Are you interested in applying?
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you think you’re the right candidate for this position to Emilia Díaz-Struck (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 8th, 2019.
ICIJ is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent skills. People of color, women, LGBT+, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.