Investigations Managers and Editors

New York City
May 17, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Part Time

Are you recently retired from journalism, or now holding down a job in another field but miss the relevancy and excitement of working on big stories that matter?

WhoWhatWhy, the up and coming non-profit news organization, seeks volunteer investigations editors. You don’t need to be a journalist, but you do need experience in managing investigations on complex topics with a lot of data, moving pieces and players. If this sounds like fun – and it is – and you believe you’re qualified and can commit 6 hours a week or more on a flexible basis, we’d like to hear from you.

The position requires impeccable judgment under deadline pressure, and strong delegation and coordination skills. It is part-time and unpaid, but down the road, as we grow, we can offer possibilities of compensation.

To apply, send us your resume and a detailed cover letter that shows you have studied our brand and explains why you are qualified for this position. Make clear you understand the fundamentally pro bono aspect and are not mass-applying.


  • An insatiable appetite for news
  • A healthy dose of skepticism toward “pack” coverage of current events
  • Exceptional communication skills, including superior writing and editing skills
  • A talent for managing others and generating incisive, original story ideas
  • The ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • A history as a successful team player


  • Plan, track and ensure timely completion of ongoing stories
  • Review and refine story ideas from team members and readers
  • Recruit and guide new reporters
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Editorial teams to grow the investigative department and promote our work

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