How can I get involved? After reading this FAQ, fill out this form to describe your experience as an editor or producer. Please provide contact information for two references who have worked with you or for you.
Is this a full-time job? No. Editors are expected to put in up to about 200 hours over a six-month period depending on the scope of the project. It is up to you to manage how much time you need to put in and when you need to do it. (There can be adjustments on this time frame if the project demands it.)
Do I get paid for my time? Editors receive a stipend of up to $10,000 depending on the project plus travel expenses.
When will this work begin? We expect to begin linking editors with newsrooms in January, 2020, and continue on a rolling basis.
What would the editor/producer be expected to do?
The participating newsroom specifies the topic for investigation in its application for a Corps editor/producer. As soon as can be arranged, the editor/producer will visit the newsroom to meet with local reporters and editors. After the initial visit, the editor will conduct weekly Zoom or Skype meetings to discuss the reporting progress and next steps. The editor will stay in touch with the newsroom leader to update the project and coordinate publication or airing.
How will editors/producers be selected? The investigative editor/producer will be selected based on experience and knowledge in the subject of the investigative project and location.
Is this open to multimedia and broadcasting investigative producers?Yes. Investigative Editing Corps welcomes editors/producers who can work in print/digital/television/radio.
Who pays for the stipend and editor’s travel? Investigative Editing Corps is seeking financial support from journalism-focused foundations and others who support its mission. It was launched with funding from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. It is a fiscally sponsored project of Investigative Reporters & Editors, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Are there any requirements for a newsroom’s participation? The newsroom must be a local news operation.