Investigative Reporter on Democracy

Steinman Communications

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Date Posted November 22, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Investigative
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Investigative Reporter on Democracy

Election lies and disinformation. White Christian nationalism. Secret militia activity. LNP | LancasterOnline, the second-largest daily newspaper in Pennsylvania and news organization of record in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced journalist to expose the growing threats to democracy at the local level. The journalist will work with a team of experienced editors to inform our readers about the impact of white nationalism, militias, the alt-right and conspiracy theories on our communities.

This full-time position is funded by a grant from the Lancaster County Local Journalism Fund and includes health insurance, generous PTO, 401k with match and other benefits.


·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, mass communications or related field is required, with a proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems, producing digital and print content, preferred.

·         Required to meet AP writing style.

·         Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.

·         Must be able to work nights and weekends as necessary.

·         Team player who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.

·         Wishes to work in a business environment in which every employee seeks to be great every day.

Work environment/equipment:

·         Required to use a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse for extended periods of time.

·         Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on occasion.

·         Proficient use of PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet, photo/video equipment

·         Ability to travel to events or venues for stories.

·         Ability to work nights or weekends on occasion.

Reasonable accommodations for disability

Any employee who believes that a reasonable accommodation is required for purposes of federal or state disability law is required to contact Human Resources to begin the interactive exchange process.