Resident Investigative Journalism EditorThe International Center for Journalists enables a global network of journalists to provide the trustworthy news essential to free and strong societies. Their vital work strengthens democratic ideals and spurs change. At ICFJ, we serve more than 160,000 journalists around the world, helping them cover the most critical issues of today, innovate to deeply connect with communities, and build news organizations that thrive. We give journalists the support and tools they need to do the......
The International Center for Journalists enables a global network of journalists to provide the trustworthy news essential to free and strong societies. Their vital work strengthens democratic ideals and spurs change. At ICFJ, we serve more than 160,000 journalists around the world, helping them cover the most critical issues of today, innovate to deeply connect with communities, and build news organizations that thrive.
We give journalists the support and tools they need to do their jobs better. Our programs have impact: Stories produced by our participants have led to the fall of corrupt governments, promoted better laws and made communities safer and healthier. ICFJ is a fast-paced, global, multilingual organization that has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
ICFJ runs more than 80 programs each year for journalists in the form of training, mentoring, fellowships or financial support. ICFJ prides itself on being a mission-driven organization with a global impact. We take employee growth and experience seriously and try hard to make sure that every staff member has the opportunity to grow and rise through the ranks.
Description: ICFJ is looking to add to its global staff by hiring a Resident Investigative Journalism Editor to lead a five-year, multimillion-dollar program in Southeast Asia focused on building investigative journalism networks. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in investigative reporting, have worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region and be an effective manager with experience leading editorial teams and complex, multi-year projects.
The Editor will work closely with ICFJ management and local partners in identifying key objectives, designing a project plan and monitoring and evaluation plans for this five-year, regional initiative. The program aims to strengthen the local capacity of investigative journalists, foster and develop strong networks – and increase collaboration among Asian investigative journalists and newsrooms. The goal: to produce high-quality, cross-border investigative stories of regional and global importance regarding trans-border crime and corruption that promote greater government accountability.
The editor will oversee the intricate logistical and editorial details of the project from inception to implementation. This role will oversee in-country staff members.
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
- Oversee implementation of a five-year, regional investigative journalism program program in Southeast Asia.
- Develop and implement the program work plan, timelines, and monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.
- Build the capacity of media professionals to undertake investigative journalism and endow them with security skills in potentially dangerous environments.
- Train journalists to report collaboratively providing access to digital tools to do the work.
- Work with journalists in the region to improve and expand coverage of in-depth stories while stimulating regional cross-border investigative reporting.
- Train hundreds of journalists to produce investigations and develop cohesive networks among them.
- Collaborate with MEL team to track impact of investigative stories
- Build relationships with regional media outlets to develop investigative capacity
- Help journalists use data and digital tools to identify money laundering and/or mismanagement of funds.
- Oversee program budgets (monthly).
- Manage staff/staff time.
- Trains ICFJ staff and local team members on program requirements (as detailed above: budget management, implementation of program activities, program communications, MEL strategies.
- Write and/or edit monthly, quarterly, progress and/or final reports for funders
- Responsible for grant compliance.
- Work with the vice president, programs and DC-based programs team to improve program processes and management.
- Helps to identify new processes to improve workflow.
- Implements new processes that improve workflow.
- Represent ICFJ at investigative journalism and regional conferences, meetings and other events that raise the profile of the organization and build valuable connections that bolster the outcomes of the program.
- A minimum of ten years experience as an investigative journalist, producing impactful stories and leading editorial teams
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in non-profit grant management, including federal grants, and/or relevant journalism role and coordinating non-profit program activities, generating reports, overseeing budget expenditures.
- Strong program management experience
- Extensive international experience, including a strong background working in the Asia- Pacific region with the ability to relocate to the region
- Willingness to be ICFJ’s legal representative in the region
- A strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Demonstrated experience with databases and new digital technology
- Demonstrated analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong and proven organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
- Familiarity with program monitoring and evaluation practices
- Bachelor’s degree
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and three references with contact information.
ICFJ is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We intentionally reflect this commitment in our policies, our actions, and our work serving a global community of journalists.