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Investigative Reporter

Investigative Reporter — Environment focus

Courts and Law Reporter


Investigative Reporter

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking an Investigative Reporter to join the staff of its media project, N.C. Policy Watch.

The Investigative Reporter will be responsible for producing in-depth and investigative stories on issues often ignored by the mainstream media, particularly ones that address the needs of low-income communities. Job duties include, among other things, conducting research and generating a steady stream of stories, reports and commentaries; frequently posting on the N.C. Policy Watch website and Progressive Pulse blog; and making public presentations and mainstream media appearances about the reporting. The position will report directly to the Director of N.C. Policy Watch and work closely with the N.C. Policy Watch team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or a related field; have a strong interest and experience in reporting on state policy issues; at least two years (five years preferred) reporting for a media outlet, public policy nonprofit or think tank; superior written, oral and presentation skills; experience with new media technology; a deep commitment to social, economic and political justice; and prefer working in a team environment. Proficiency with audio and video are preferred. Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, 12 holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references in a single PDF that has their name in its title, with “Investigative Reporter” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org, for more information. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


Investigative Reporter — Environment focus

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking an Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus to join the staff of its media project, N.C. Policy Watch.

The Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus will be responsible for producing in-depth and investigative stories on issues often ignored by the mainstream media, particularly ones that address the needs of low-income communities, with a significant emphasis on environmental justice issues. Job duties include, among other things, conducting research and generating a steady stream of stories, reports and commentaries; frequently posting on the N.C. Policy Watch website and Progressive Pulse blog; and making public presentations and mainstream media appearances about the reporting. The position will report directly to the Director of N.C. Policy Watch and work closely with the N.C. Policy Watch team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or a related field; have a strong interest and experience in reporting on state policy issues, particularly environmental and regulatory issues; at least two years (five years preferred) reporting for a media outlet, public policy nonprofit or think tank; superior written, oral and presentation skills; experience with new media technology; a deep commitment to social, economic and political justice; and prefer working in a team environment. Proficiency with audio and video are preferred. Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, 12 holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references in a single PDF that has their name in its title, with “Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org, for more information. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


Courts and Law Reporter

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking a Courts and Law Reporter to join the staff of its media project, N.C. Policy Watch.

The Courts and Law Reporter will be responsible for investigating, analyzing and reporting on the federal and state judicial system, including decisions of all courts that impact North Carolina residents, the qualifications and selection of judges and the operation of the court system. In addition, the Courts and Law Reporter will work with other non-profit organizations impacted by judicial decisions to encourage them to incorporate legal issues in their work and to support them in including court-related issues in their communication plans. The Courts and Law Reporter will also cover criminal justice issues in the General Assembly and executive branch agencies. The position will report directly to the Director of N.C. Policy Watch and work closely with the N.C. Policy Watch team.

Candidates should have a law degree or a journalism degree with extensive experience writing about and analyzing legal decisions and issues relating to the courts. The position requires excellent writing skills, the ability to work against deadlines and experience working in collaboration with diverse organizations and communities. Experience with new media technology and social media platforms required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, and enjoy contributing to the organization’s mission by supporting the work of others. Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, 12 holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references in a single PDF that has their name in its title, with “Courts and Law Reporter” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org, for more information. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


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