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Kellogg Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

Post Date:Feb 09, 2018Type:Full time
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Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
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Kellogg Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking an ambitious, early career journalist of color for a nine-month-long, paid training fellowship in Washington, D.C., funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that produces original investigative journalism on issues of public concern.

The fellowship, now in its fourth year, is part of the Center’s commitment to developing a pipeline of talented journalists of color with superb investigative reporting skills. We will work on training and mentoring the fellow to elevate their existing journalism skills so the fellow can become a top-notch investigative reporter with impressive clips.

The fellow will be given a mentor and assigned to projects that enhance their investigative reporting skills.  Training may include attendance at industry conferences, brownbag seminars and/or one-on-one trainings with individual staff members on data skills, interviews, freedom of information requests, etc.

The Center will be selecting one candidate for this fellowship opportunity that begins in January 2018. The fellow will join the Pulitzer-winning Environment and Workers’ Rights team, working on individual stories and projects covering subjects such as environmental justice, climate change, energy development and manipulation/suppression of science. The team’s goal is to produce powerful, character-driven stories that highlight regulatory lapses and corporate misconduct that threaten public health, the natural environment and minority communities.

The fellow’s work will appear on the Center’s website and on digital, print and broadcast platforms associated with our media partners such as USA Today, NBC News, The Washington Post and TIME

Who should apply?

We are seeking journalists of color with reporting experience, strong writing skills and a desire to pursue the types of issues we cover. Demonstrated experience in investigative or entrepreneurial reporting a plus. Candidates possessing the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • At least two years of reporting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Superb work ethic and willingness to take direction
  • High-quality analytical, communications, research and writing skills
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer-assisted reporting, web development, multimedia, graphic design or other special programming experience should be noted in the application
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required


The fellow will receive a monthly salary of $3,750, full health and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply: All applications should include a cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional references and no more than five (5) news clips, sent to Include “Kellogg Fellow” in the email subject line. Deadline to apply: Dec. 1, 2017.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. We are also the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. 

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Center for Public Integrity
Washington, DC 20006
United States

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