USA TODAY/usatoday.com is seeking an experienced investigative reporter with a knack for producing impactful, revelatory and well-written stories that hold people in power to account.
We want someone who is curious and resourceful, whose notebook brims with story ideas in various stages of vetting and development, and who thrives on getting information.
Our ideal candidate is not afraid to ask tough questions, to research case law to appeal public records denials or to comb through reams of documents and data to get answers to questions.
We value investigative work that demonstrates accuracy, a keen sense of fairness and an understanding of how to build stories around real people. You should be able to point to clips that show these qualities. For example, here is some of the work our team has published over the past year:
You should also be comfortable breaking stories quickly when needed and writing short-and-mid-sized projects in addition to developing longer-term investigative pieces. We’re always looking for that homerun, but we’ve got to hit singles, doubles and triples, too.
With the nation as your topic, you will have the freedom to range widely in pursuit of unique stories. You also will have opportunities to collaborate with other members of the I-team and work across the Gannett Network, partnering with the largest team of journalists in the United States.
Our investigative team is based across the country. This position can be based at our headquarters in McLean, VA, one of our local newsrooms or remotely under the right circumstances.
Minimum Salary: 75,000.00
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
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