Investigative Journalist

Nicole Miller & Associates, Inc., Orange County, California

Date PostedMarch 11, 2019
Job StatusFull-time
Salary52,000 - 100,000 annually

Position: Investigative Journalist

Status: Full-Time Employee

Location: Work majority from home

Rate: Starting $52,000 and up to $100,000 annually 

Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply



Nicole Miller & Associates, Inc., is a full-service independent investigative firm serving public and private sector clients throughout Southern California.  We have earned a reputation as the leading independent investigators in our field and have overseen thousands of human resource and civil investigations.  For more information, please visit our website



  • Full-time exciting position
  • Flexible/alternative work schedule
  • Work majority from home (non-field days)
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Match IRA retirement program
  • Strong salaries commensurate to your work ethic and work product
  • Travel time to and from interview locations is paid for by the firm
  • Content of work is rewarding, challenging, and exciting
  • Training into a Lead Investigator position – Become a Licensed Private Investigator after 2 years of full-time experience


Assists a private investigator in conducting detailed human resource and civil investigations.  This is an amazing career with great opportunity for growth, but it is not for everyone – demands concentration, high work ethic, attention to detail, creativity, and intelligence.  Must have the capability to summarize facts and communicate with clients.


The candidate will be responsible for:

  • attending investigatory interviews in tandem with the lead investigator and taking detailed and copious notes of the interview;
  • writing detailed and factually accurate interview summaries;
  • managing relevant case file exhibits (electronic, paper, etc.);
  • conducting pertinent case research;
  • conducting follow-up telephone interviews with witnesses if needed; and
  • writing thorough, comprehensive, and factually accurate summaries of findings at the conclusion of investigations based on the evidence gathered (witness statements, documentation, exhibits, relevant HR policies, etc.).



  • Four-year college degree
  • Strong writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Since writing is 80% of the position, the candidate must pass a mock writing test to be considered
  • Typing speed of at least 80 WPM
  • Own a laptop and vehicle
  • Flexible schedule during training period
  • Applicants permanently residing in the Orange County area are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants outside the Southern California area will not be considered.



Candidates who are successful in this position meet or exceed the minimum requirements, and also exhibit the following skill set:

  • Exceptional organization and time management
  • Independent, critical thinking and analytical – must enjoy research and being attentive to detail
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and dependable
  • Capable of working calmly under pressure and deadlines
  • Technologically savvy
  • Typically candidates who are the most successful writers tend to love reading and learning
  • Open to constructive criticism and a team-focused mentality
  • Not emotional regarding case subjects or investigation participants and ability to remain focused on facts



If you meet or exceed the minimum requirements and believe you are an ideal candidate, please provide the following to Nicole Miller, CEO/President at

  1. Cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and a writing sample.
  2. Please DO NOT contact company employees with inquiries regarding your application.  The company will contact candidates with requests for interviews.  

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