Investigative Reporter

Montpelier, Vermont

Date Posted August 11, 2019
Industry Digital Media, Nonprofit
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://vtdigger.org/

Description:

VTDigger.org has an immediate opening for an investigative reporter.

The successful applicant must be creative, tenacious, ethical and a team player. Solid researching skills are required. You should be able to easily balance long and short-term investigations. You should be knowledgeable about how to help our digital team “produce up” your investigations with great engaging content online. You will be working with a team that is committed to fairness and accuracy. 

VTDigger holds people accountable, pushes for action and searches for solutions. We are the largest daily news organization in Vermont with 320,000 unique readers a month, a staff of 24 and an annual budget of $2 million. We are online only and nonprofit.

Since our start in 2009, we have become Vermont's go-to source for news with 323,000 unique readers a month. We also have the largest newsroom in the state with 18 reporters and editors. Our budget this year will surpass $2 million and our funding sources are highly diversified.

We specialize in watchdog reporting on state government, business and politics. Our work has been recognized nationally as a model for investigative nonprofits and our reporting is frequently picked up by Politico, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Last year, the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy published a white paper about the success of our nonprofit model. https://shorensteincenter.org/vtdigger-case-study/

Our headquarters is in Montpelier, Vermont, a beautiful small city surrounded by world class ski areas, hiking opportunities, lakes and biking trails. 

The investigative reporter joins a collaborative team of dedicated beat reporters at VTDigger who break news, seek public records and pursue investigative stories. 

The ideal candidate should be:

Required Experience:

Pay and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Anne Galloway, executive director of the Vermont Journalism Trust, agalloway@vtdigger.org

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