Correspondent, Washington Investigations
Full Time Job
The Washington Investigations Correspondent works at the heart of NPR’s public service mission, holding powerful people and institutions accountable. With the help and resources of the network’s Investigations Team, the Washington Investigations Correspondent will develop sources and mine public records and disclosure reports in search of conflicts or corruption in public life. This work must be sophisticated not only in its depth and complexity but also in the quality of its storytelling on all platforms to include live radio, podcasting and social media.
• Monitor public documents and other records to hold elected and appointed leaders in Washington up to the ethical and moral standards of their positions.
• Cultivate sources and make use of reporting tools like FOIA, database acquisition and analysis and data mining to uncover original stories that matter.
• Report and write original investigative stories that live up to NPR’s standards for accuracy, fairness and newsworthiness.
• Keep up with news and developments in national politics to produce investigative accountability journalism related to presidential and other federal elections.
• Record, gather or identify sounds elements to turn each investigative piece into a rich and memorable audio experience.
• Write text-focused stories with the same ambition, creativity and high editorial standards as NPR’s audio projects.
• Use social media and other digital tools to reach, engage with and grow NPR’s audience.
• Work on major projects, as well as short deadline pieces, sometimes simultaneously.
• Work collaboratively with team members, other NPR employees, member station reporters and editors and external editorial partners in developing investigative projects.
• Assume other duties as assigned by the Senior Investigations Editor.
EDUCATION: Minimum education experience, required or preferred. (Ex: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience)
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and/or equivalent years of work experience reporting.
• Substantial on-air broadcast experience and field production experience.
• Experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system.
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.