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Propublica Seeks Business Reporting Fellows

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • The applicant must be a journalist at his/her early career stage, meaning 5 or fewer years of professional experience.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Funding amount: $ 50,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application languages: English

Corporate power is at its zenith in America today. ProPublica wants you to help holding ‪those corporations and interests to account as the Lorana Sullivan Business Fellow. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting business stories, whether short, medium or long. ProPublica’s interests run the gamut, from corporate malfeasance to consumer flimflams to employment discrimination to financial skulduggery.

The fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, which was funded from the estate of the pioneering female business journalist Lorana Sullivan. The fellowship aims to extend that legacy.

Fellows at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico and NPR.

Qualifications of the perfect candidate:

  • Aches to report stories that are both important and powerfully told, and has a vision for how they’d cover abuses of power in the world of business.
  • Is truly excited about all the possible ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data-digging, to working with readers, to marrying narrative and investigative forms.
  • Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower, whether it’s sourcing, document-diving, data, engagement or design.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please, apply here.

The fellowship runs for a year and starts at the beginning of April. It pays $50,000 annually and includes full benefits. ProPublica is based in New York, but we are open to remote candidates. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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