Americans continue to see the media industry changing, and the coverage of their statehouse and statewide news declining across the United States.
State legislatures have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of taxpayers, and impact the fiscal wellbeing of citizens in ways arguably greater than the decisions made by their local and federal governmental officials.
Facing the greatest challenge to their existence, legacy media organizations continue to make cuts to statehouse staffs and to the depth and breadth of coverage of state officials.
Watchdog.org, the state-focused reporting division of the non-partisan, non-profit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, seeks to fill this journalistic void with hands-on reporting of state news.
Our team is committed to publishing highly consumable news with accuracy, velocity and frequency, and engaging with both the casual and most ardent readers who have an interest in how their tax dollars are spent.
Led by a team of former legacy media executives and news managers who are headquartered in Chicago, Watchdog.org is building a national network of high quality journalists around the country who share our passion for reporting state news from the taxpayers’ perspective. Our team of ethical, driven and experienced journalists report state-focused news for publication on our sites.
We also share our completed work with legacy and digital pure-play news media across the country. Our team is rapidly expanding, and seeking hands-on news editors in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia. We also will establish a presence in Washington, D.C.
If you possess a love for the news and have been displaced by legacy media or are seeking an opportunity within a growing journalism organization where the news comes first, we want to hear from you. Possessing an understanding of how state government functions will be critical to your success.
Past experience managing staff is a key skill, as you will be hands-on in the assignment and editing of stories. Our editors are multi-talented. They lead by example, get involved in the reporting of news and understand how to use the modern journalist’s tool kit to create and distribute content on different platforms.
Salary and health benefits are generous. We offer a company-matching retirement plan, as well.
Ready to do the best work of your career? Want to learn more? Please send a copy of your resume, and your most recent clips. Tell us why you want to be part of Watchdog.org. and how you’ll make us better. We look forward to hearing from you.
Send all correspondence to Chris Krug, president and publisher, and Dan McCaleb, news director, via email: Jobs@watchdog.org
Location/Region: Locations across the United States