Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit news publication, is seeking an investigative reporter to cover criminal justice, poverty and related issues. The job will be based at our offices in Oklahoma City. The reporter should have at least five years of reporting experience and a demonstrated interest and talent for investigative journalism.

The reporter should be able to:

* Dig out ground-breaking exclusives.

* Write with clarity on complex issues.

* Develop sources of all types whose tips lead to impactful journalism.

* Acquire and analyze large data sets.

* Produce basic visualizations using Tableau, Carto or other similar programs, or master one of these in a year.

* Take simple photos and video.

* Live-tweet and use other social media while reporting.

* Generate a steady stream of first-rate story ideas.

* Think creatively in presenting content in alternative story formats.

We’re seeking a a journalist who is driven to achieve, works with a sense of urgency, is intellectually curious and has an ability to analyze and express the larger perspective of issues. The person should embrace collaboration with other staff members and an intensive editing process.

Oklahoma Watch is nonpartisan and covers areas such as education, state government, criminal justice, social-welfare issues and public health. We distribute our content for free to about 100 news outlets around Oklahoma for republication and have garnered national attention.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

The following should be sent to David Fritze, executive editor, at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.

-Cover letter.


-At least 10 samples of your work, in accessible links or PDFs.


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