Investigative Reporter
WFH Flexible Washington, DC
Job Type

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization that reports on inequality, seeks a reporter to focus on inequality in health outcomes and access to health care.

Structural inequality in wealth and access to health care, employment, housing, education and political power worsened the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and among people with disabilities in the U.S. and likely accelerated the spread of the virus and its death toll, while the pandemic itself further widened the inequality that fueled it.

Public Integrity is looking for an investigative reporter who sees these connections and is committed to solutions-oriented journalism with and in service to the communities and people affected by the issues we cover.

The ideal candidate will have experience in data-driven investigative reporting and deep knowledge of the historical context and modern drivers of inequality such as access to democracy, employment, housing, health care, education, business and finance. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job. Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., and is committed to a remote-friendly and hybrid work environment. We are open to applicants from around the country.

Public Integrity offers a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid vacation, holidays and personal days, parental leave, 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. 


  • Use sources, documents, data, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive stories and investigative projects about inequality.
  • Collaborate with the editor on story and project ideas, including developing outreach strategies for those projects and stories. The key to those strategies is identifying, building, and supporting reporting and distribution partnerships with other news outlets. You will assist with this but will not be expected to lead these efforts.
  • Work with the team leader and the communications, development, and web teams to maximize the impact and reach of these stories and projects, including creating appealing multimedia and social media content.
  • Compile documentation to facilitate fact-checking of articles you write.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices of the Personnel Policy Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • At least seven years of experience as a journalist, including reporting on inequality.
  • An ability to find and craft attention-getting, in-depth, vibrant, and well-organized narratives.
  • Ability to meet and effectively communicate about deadlines.
  • A track record of graceful writing that demonstrates meticulous attention to detail and a rigorous adherence to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training.

Salary: $80,000-$90,000

To apply: All applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and at least three examples of your work.

This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit. 

The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.

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