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Accountability Reporter

Job Summary

Grid is a new, digital media company dedicated to reporting on how the most important trends, challenges and opportunities of the day connect to one another – and require connected solutions. The biggest stories we tell do not exist in silos, so neither do the reporters at Grid. We’ve built a collaborative newsroom of beat reporters, subject editors and data journalists who produce daily interconnected stories written from multiple lenses, including science, economics, misinformation, politics, the law, technology, identity, and global.

Grid is hiring an Accountability Reporter to advance reporting scrutinizing the conduct of public institutions and figures. The position is responsible for filing stories on important and high-profile investigations, court cases and oversight matters at least once or twice a week. This includes regular coverage of new developments, original scoops on ongoing cases, and exposes that reveal significant breaches of public trust by figures and institutions of authority.

We are seeking applicants with particular qualifications: a broad diversity of experience and interests, deep empathy, a sixth sense of news timeliness, an expansive set of reporting techniques, a predilection for accountability, a boundless curiosity, and a purposefully rich and diverse media diet. Above all, they should have a commitment to teamwork as a foundation for exceptional journalism.

The position is open to reporters of any experience level. Unique skill sets are welcome. For example: extensive proficiency in open-source investigative techniques; fluency in multiple languages; a background or depth of knowledge in a highly specialized or regulated industry or profession; experience in multiple industries, professions or the arts; particular geographic, cultural and subcultural fluencies; coding or data reporting skills. That list is incomplete, and we look forward to hearing from applicants what their uncommon strengths are.


  • Be a contributing member of a collaborative team and newsroom
  • Pitch, lead and execute accountability stories for a largely domestic audience of highly engaged, informed readers
  • Brainstorm, research, focus, report and deliver unique cross-beat projects with newsroom colleagues
  • Support other reporters in collaborative reporting projects, including breaking news investigations
  • Work with the Investigations Editor to approach their work creatively
  • Experiment with story formats and approaches
  • Help build a robust, highly collaborative investigative team that consistently breaks news and delivers unique insights for a highly engaged, informed readership


  • A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated skill in investigative work
  • Remarkable clarity of thought and expression, including strong writing skills
  • A willingness to shift from long-term to short-term to breaking-news reporting in the course of a week
  • Endless curiosity and persistence
  • A commitment to examining issues through an equity lens
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • A broad diversity of experience and interests
  • An unusual ability to perceive and understand other people’s emotions and motivations
  • A sixth sense of news timeliness
  • An expansive set of reporting techniques
  • A desire to seek accountability in public affairs
  • A purposefully rich and diverse media diet


  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k)
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families
  • Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays
  • Monthly cellphone, gym, and commuter stipend
  • 3 months fully paid family leave
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Access to mental health resources


Organization: Grid
Location: Washington US
Date Posted: March 9, 2023
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