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IRE seeks training director

The deadline to apply for the IRE training job has been extended to Aug. 8.

System upgrades at the University of Missouri, where IRE is based, took down the HR application portal for five days. The system is expected to open again on Tuesday, August 1.

Here's our original post with information about the training director position:

Help us improve watchdog reporting across the United States and around the globe!

IRE is hiring a training director to help journalists bolster their investigative and data skills. The trainer will help organize and conduct watchdog workshops and customized newsroom training; help plan national conferences; and develop innovative instructional materials in investigative and data journalism.

While IRE is based at the University of Missouri, the trainer can work remotely.

What IRE needs: The position requires spreadsheet and watchdog skills, excellent public speaking ability, a passion for investigative reporting, frequent travel (including weekends) and the ability to work successfully from a remote office.

What IRE offers: Collegial, creative and funny colleagues; a collaborative team atmosphere; and high impact in bolstering watchdog journalism around the world. The salary range is $60,000 to $70,000, depending on skills and experience. IRE staff members are employees of the University of Missouri, with attractive health insurance, retirement and other benefits.

Apply online by Aug. 8.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 

If you have questions, please contact IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix by email ( or phone (614-205-5420).

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