Staff Writer

Location
Washington
Posted
May 16, 2013
Closes
Jun 15, 2013
Contact
The Chronicle
Duration
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 $1.5-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. Some of your time will also be devoted to quick-turnaround stories on deadline about breaking news developments. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to work closely with our team of data journalists to shape enterprise stories

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 news reporting that helps our readers understand how they can do a better job of serving the public.

Knowledge of the nonprofit world is not required, but applicants must have at least five years of professional journalism experience. This is not an entry-level position.

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, 3 to 5 samples of published articles that display both your writing and reporting skills, and salary requirements to copsearch@chronicle.com. Indicate “COP Writer” in the subject line. No phone calls.