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Senior Editor

Job Summary

ProPublica is seeking an editor for its national team with the vision and skills to spark, guide and elevate groundbreaking investigations that spur change.

What you would be doing:

Overseeing a team of up to six reporters, each of whom is working on revelatory, important stories and projects
Collaborating across the newsroom and with publishing partners on projects that can take a variety of forms, from newspaper-style takeouts to magazine, radio and TV pieces, often accompanied by groundbreaking interactive databases
We’re looking for someone with:

A strong track record of delivering investigations about abuses of power — either as a reporter or editor
The ability to think ambitiously about projects and to help guide journalists to meet those goals
New ideas, experiences, backgrounds and viewpoints to expand and elevate ProPublica’s coverage
A collaborative mindset. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower. And we do our best work together.
An eagerness to experiment with the way we tell stories and a willingness to consider all forms an investigation can take, whether it be with interactives, text, visuals or any other form
Prior management experience, either formally or informally, is a plus but not required.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form. We will begin reviewing applications on April 26, but we will accept and consider candidates as long as the posting remains open on our site.

This job is full time and includes benefits. ProPublica is based in New York, but we’re open to remote candidates if the fit is right. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Send questions to No phone calls, please.


Organization: ProPublica
Location: New York New York US
Date Posted: March 31, 2021
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