Enterprise Reporter – PublicSource (Pittsburgh)

Enterprise Reporter – PublicSource (Pittsburgh)

 

PublicSource.org is looking for an enterprise reporter with watchdog skills to join our team in delivering public-service journalism in the Pittsburgh region.

This reporter will cover a variety of issues, but they will focus on accountability and transparency of regional institutions, unpacking policies and initiatives to make them understandable for the average reader. This position will entail a combination of quick turnaround enterprise reporting, as well as longer pieces, in a variety of formats.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will come up with their own story ideas, and also be able to juggle ones assigned by editors.
  • Will be active on promoting their own stories on social media and engage with readers to answer additional questions.
  • Will coordinate well with editors, visual producers and other reporters.
  • Will be able to turn around high-quality copy under a tight deadline.
  • Data analysis skills are preferred; experience with open records requests is also highly sought after.

Our nonprofit newsroom has a collaborative work culture; from fact-checking to story ideas, we like people to pitch in, work hard and help each other out.

The PublicSource newsroom — founded in 2011 — covers local government, economic development, the environment, health, K-12 education, higher education, public safety and social justice issues. The mission of the newsroom is to inspire critical thinking and bold ideas through local journalism rooted in facts, excellence, diverse voices and pursuit of transparency.

PublicSource offers paid vacation time leave and sick days, a 401(k) match, a health plan, competitive paid parental leave and professional development opportunities. PublicSource is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume, cover letter and samples of your work to halle@publicsource.org by March 4.