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Writer/Journalist

Job Summary

U.S. Right to Know is seeking a writer or journalist for an investigative project related to pesticides.

U.S. Right to Know is a public interest, nonprofit investigative research group focused on promoting transparency for public health. We work globally to expose corporate wrongdoing and government failures that threaten the integrity of our health, our environment and our food system.

Since 2015, we have obtained, reported on and posted online, thousands of industry and government documents, including many acquired through judicial enforcement of open records laws. Once-secret documents obtained by USRTK are now posted in the UCSF food and chemical industry documents libraries for free public access.
Findings of the USRTK investigations have been reported by news outlets around the world, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BMJ, Guardian, Vanity Fair, Fox News, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Time magazine, Boston Globe, CBC, Politico, STAT, Daily Mail, Sky News Australia and many others.

The writer will be primarily responsible for an investigation related to the environmental and health effects of pesticides. They will be expected to write articles, op-eds, blogs, social media posts and fact sheets on key issues.
The writer/journalist can be based anywhere in the United States. This is a full-time position.

Qualifications
● Journalism experience is preferred
● Background in biological sciences is preferred
● Knowledge of food, agriculture, pesticide issues is preferred
● Exceptional writing and research skills
● Computer literate, and comfortable with acquiring new skills
● Flexible and able to manage multiple projects
● Self-motivated and able to work independently

Details

Organization: U.S. Right to Know
Location: Remote
Date Posted: July 2, 2021
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How to Apply

This position is available immediately. Compensation is competitive and based on experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right to Know, at gary@usrtk.org. In the email subject line, please write: “WRITER/JOURNALIST”.

U.S. Right to Know is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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