Investigative Post is looking for an aggressive reporter to produce high-impact investigative and corporate reporting on urban affairs in Buffalo, NY, for our website and television and radio partners.
We are looking for a journalist who:
- Is aggressive and has produced in-depth stories on any topic. We don’t expect everyone to be an “investigative” reporter, but we’re looking for someone who has shown they can dig for the truth and has a passion for stories that are both important and engagingly written.
- Wants to hone skills in investigative reporting for digital, radio and television audiences, and use data analysis and public record techniques to tell stories.
What you will cover
The focus is on education, criminal justice and poverty. Buffalo ranks as one of the poorest cities in the nation, the metropolitan area as one of the most segregated. Schools in the city suffer from low attendance and poor academic performance. The city’s violent crime rate ranks among the highest in the nation, and reform of the police department has been minimal. Buffalo’s housing stock is old, and the city’s inspection department and housing court are inefficient.
About the survey post
Investigative Post is a 10-year-old nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Buffalo. We have distribution partnerships with regional outlets NBC and NPR which, combined with our website and several other partnerships, reach an audience of up to 150,000 readers, viewers and listeners per story. Our reporting has been cited for excellence by Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Editor Jim Heaney has strong coaching skills and experience producing award-winning journalism.
We’re always trying to improve our newsroom, including better reflecting the community we cover. We particularly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women and people of color.
This is a full-time position based in Buffalo. We cannot accept remote work for this intensely local journalism work.
Investigative Post pays competitive salaries and benefits for the region.
Please send a cover letter, resume (including references) and three samples of your work addressed to Jim Heaney at [email protected]. Include “2022 Report Request” in the subject line.