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Company Name Center for Public Integrity
Location DC, DC
Date Posted 10, Friday 2012
Category Editor
Listing Type Hourly Rate

Description

Description:

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit group focused on investigative journalism, seeks an aggressive, versatile reporter/web editor to run its dynamic STATE INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION website. This is a part-time position.

Job Responsibilities:

Maintain project websiteusing Nation Builder platform. Post content daily. Collaborate with media and project partners on publication schedules. Assist in outreach through aggressive use of social media channels.
Track State Integrity Investigation impact, which includes follow-up reporting by state and local media, reform efforts proposed by legislators or advocacy groups, and any mentions or citations of the project within the government, journalism, or nonprofit community.
Report and write short pieces that highlight project’s impact as part of ongoing coverage on the iWatch site, as well as coverage on the main State Integrity project site.
Monitor government ethics and accountability news in every state. Post relevant stories to State Integrity website when necessary.
Serve as point of contact for media, advocates, researchers, and public. Assist with questions on State Integrity Investigation results and data.
Communicate regularly with partner organizations Global Integrity and Public Radio International. Maintain relationships with project stakeholders, especially journalists and advocacy organizations.

This is a 20-hour-per-week position. It requires a working knowledge and high level of interest in state government, as well as experience/interest in issues of accountability, transparency, and openness in government. Previous experience in statehouse coverage helpful. Strong social media/web skills are essential.

About the project: The State Integrity Investigation is an unprecedented, data-driven analysis of each state’s laws and practices that are designed to deter corruption and promote accountability and openness. Experienced journalists ranked each state government on its corruption risk using 330 specific measures. The Investigation ranked every state from one to 50. Each state received a report card with letter grades in 14 categories of state government, including campaign finance, lobbying regulations, access to information, and management of state pension funds. The project also included overview stories on each of the 50 states.

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