Chronicle of Philanthropy Writer

May 11, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
The Chronicle
Full Time
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, an independent news organization, seeks an experienced journalist to become a fulltime reporter in our Washington offices.

You'll cover a wide range of topics about the $1.1-trillion nonprofit sector, which makes up 10 percent of the U.S. work force.

Most of your time will be spent writing in-depth sophisticated magazine-style pieces for our readers, many of whom run organizations that are equivalent in size to businesses on the Fortune 500. You'll also monitor the Internal Revenue Service and Congress to stay on top of regulations that could affect nonprofit finances and other activities.

We're seeking journalists who have experience covering government, business, or specific parts of the nonprofit world, such as health care or education. You should be a great storyteller and strong writer, but also be skilled in watchdog-style reporting that helps our readers understand how they can do a better job of serving the public.

While most of your work will involve reporting and writing complex, multi-source articles, you'll also contribute to our Web site ( and work closely with our team of data journalists to shape enterprise stories.

Knowledge of the nonprofit world is not required, but applicants must have at least five years of professional journalism experience.

The Chronicle has covered the nonprofit world for nearly a quarter of a century, and has a strong reputation for its mix of news, opinion, and how-to articles. Its e-mail newsletters attract more than 125,000 readers and its Web site and print publication are widely read by prominent nonprofit leaders, major philanthropists, government officials, and other journalists tracking arts, education, health, housing and other areas.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Indicate COP Writer in the subject line. No phone calls.