The Georgia News Lab seeks an experienced reporter/editor with at least five years of professional journalism experience to assist in running an award-winning investigative reporting training program. The editor/instructor will assist with daily operations of the program; help plan and develop investigative projects; mentor and train diverse student journalists; and coordinate projects with our professional partners. Experience in investigative reporting, data journalism, health/science reporting, broadcast journalism and the nonprofit news sphere are pluses.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include helping to conceive, plan and guide three to six major investigations each year; assist in developing weekly reporting plans for students; helping to guide student reporting; leading weekly editorial and training sessions with students and professional partners; advising and counseling students; and assisting with student placement in high-level investigative internships, fellowships and jobs.
Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in journalism, communications or a related field.
Applicants must have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving, organizational, communication, time management, project management and presentation skills, as well as outstanding independent judgment.
The Georgia News Lab is an award-winning investigative reporting collaborative. It is a partnership between the top college journalism programs in Georgia along with two of the leading news outlets in the Southeast, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV. The News Lab’s dual mission is to make the vital work of investigative reporting affordable for news organizations and increase diversity in professional newsrooms.
Through the News Lab’s unique partnership, students learn advanced reporting techniques, work side by side with professional reporters, publish major investigative stories and prepare for careers as investigative journalists. In training a new generation of diverse investigative reporters, the News Lab helps news outlets better serve the public and bring marginalized voices into the public debate.
The News Lab is a project of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, at Kennesaw State University, in Greater Atlanta, Ga. The News Lab is embedded at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Midtown Atlanta. We cannot cover relocation costs.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of references to News Lab Executive Editor David Armstrong at email@example.com