NC Policy Watch, an award-winning nonprofit newsroom staffed by a diverse team of journalists with decades of experience in dailies, weeklies, and broadcast news, is seeking a Courts, Law & Democracy Reporter to investigate and report on the federal and state judicial systems, criminal and civil justice issues in the North Carolina General Assembly and executive branch agencies, issues related to elections and voting, and other topics. Journalists previously employed in this position have conducted numerous high-impact investigations and broken an array of important stories in such varied areas as prison and jail conditions, public corruption, and legislative redistricting.
NC Policy Watch is an editorially independent project of the North Carolina Justice Center — a progressive research and advocacy organization dedicated to expanding opportunity and protecting the rights of low-income individuals in North Carolina.
NC Policy Watch is seeking a Courts, Law & Democracy Reporter, to investigate, analyze and report on the federal and state judicial systems. This position will cover criminal and civil justice issues in the General Assembly and executive branch agencies, issues related to elections and voting, and other topics.
- BA in Journalism or related field with experience writing about and analyzing legal decisions and/or related policy issues.
- Minimum two years reporting for media outlets, public policy nonprofit, or think tank. Five years preferred.
- Superior written, oral and presentation skills. Previous published articles.
- Proficiency with audio and video equipment and software preferred. Experience with new media technology and social media platforms is required.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work independently, and support the work of others in the organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.
- Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability are required.
The Justice Center offers skilled and committed co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum $42,908/annually DOE), and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including but not limited to: six weeks of paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, thirteen holidays, $100 monthly parking stipend, retirement plan contribution, and match, FSA, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.
The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NCJC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
This position is open immediately and will fill quickly. To apply with the following link: North Carolina Justice Center – Courts, Law & Democracy Reporter- Policy Watch (paylocity.com)