Enterprise Reporters

The Canine Review

United States, United States

Date Posted June 11, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Freelance
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.thecaninereview.com


This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, persistent, ethics-obsessed, mission-driven reporter.

TCR is an independent journalism enterprise, founded to fill a void and deliver much-needed accountability to the fast-growing pet industry. Before you proceed, please read our newsroom policies and standards, which are exhaustive

The Canine Review is recruiting exceptionally talented, careful reporters who are relentless about research, ethics, accuracy, and fairness; and can commit 10-15 hours per week on a weekday with the goal being to file a great story at least once every ten days.

Although these are temporary reporting fellowships, there may well be opportunities for longer-term work following this initial phase depending upon the results.

Why us?

Pet goods and services is one of the largest, fastest growing industries in America. But there has been little accountability related to the quality or value of what’s being sold. The industry lacks the kind of regulatory safeguards found in goods and services for people and especially for children. And it has not yet been faced with the kind of accountability that strong, independent journalism brings.

To make the situation worse, media about pets is filled with sponsored content and seemingly dispassionate advice-type blogs disguised as reporting, which are financed by the people and companies they write about.

We are the only journalism focused on the pet industry that provides honest, careful reporting that doesn’t cater to advertisers in an industry that’s full of abuse and devoid of meaningful regulation. That takes careful, time-consuming reporting (including incessant calls for comment – in order to be fair). And fact-checking.

Examples of storylines

How do animal nonprofits like the ASPCA spend donor money?

Who are the highest paid animal nonprofit CEO’s?

How does pet insurance work? Why is it that 70% of American households own pets but less than 3% of pets in America are insured, especially considering more than 20% of pets in the UK are insured and nearly all pets in Sweden are insured? Is it because Americans love their pets less?

How is pet food regulated and who are the people who regulate pet food?

What are the various pet industry lobbying fronts with the most financial backing and what are the policy positions those groups are pushing behind closed doors?


If you’re game for fair, meticulous, mission-not-agenda-driven journalism, please consider joining us.


Organization: The Canine Review

Location: New York NY US


To apply, please email emily@thecaninereview.com with 1-3 clips and a story pitch.


Best regards,

Emily Brill
Executive Editor and Founder
The Canine Review
917-297-3537 | emily@thecaninereview.com


When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.