Staff Reporter - Gender Justice (Remote)
- Full Time
At Prism, the nonprofit affiliate to Daily Kos, our mission is to make visible the people, places, and issues currently underrepresented in our democracy. By amplifying the voices and leadership of people closest to the problems, Prism tells the stories no one else is telling.
Prism is hiring a Staff Reporter to contribute to our coverage of gender justice, which encompasses issues of reproductive justice, trans and queer liberation, racial justice, immigration reform, and more. Day to day, they will produce a mix of articles, narratives, and features. To this end, this reporter must be fluent in a number of formats, comfortable with anything from a long-form essay to a profile of a local politician or activist to investigative reporting and FOIA requests. This position can be remote.
The Staff Reporter will work in concert with other Prism reporters to zoom in on specific gender justice issues facing underrepresented communities. Apart from their primary focus on gender justice, the reporter will have the opportunity to work on stories for Prism's electoral justice and criminal justice verticals and on other subjects as they arise. The reporter will also have the opportunity to innovate and create new ways to advance our meta-narratives, including via multimedia additions like podcasting and video.
The Staff Reporter must excel at collaboration, as they will work closely with the Managing Editor, reporting team, contributing writers, and Senior Fellows. Prism’s Senior Fellows are national leaders who help establish the big ideas that will guide the vertical’s narrative; staff reporters and contributing writers will delve into and advance these ideas through their contributions.
Applicants should have at least three to five years’ experience covering gender justice, including trans and queer liberation, reproductive justice, racial justice, and/or immigration reform; and general assignments. If you don't fit perfectly into this criteria but have a strong reporting background and want to tell us about the interest and unique skills and experience you would bring to this coverage area, we encourage you to apply. Your application should reflect what you’ve done, what you can do, and what you would—or would want to—do as a Staff Reporter at Prism.
Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of people of color, LGBTQ persons, and women should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these communities to apply to join us. We look forward to hearing from candidates why they are interested in and how they would inhabit this role.
SALARY & COMPENSATION
Prism offers a comprehensive, progressive benefit program to attract, retain, and motivate a high-performing and dedicated workforce. Starting salary will be between $60-65K.
We have offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C., though applicants may choose to work anywhere in the U.S.
To apply, please create a single-document file that includes the following, in this order:
- A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and why your lived experiences, identities, and skills make you best suited to be reporting on gender justice
- Your resume—one to two pages—including a link to your LinkedIn profile and personal website, if you have one
- Links to no fewer than three pieces you’re proud of; the links should include a recent example that demonstrates your ability to take a deep look at a complex subject across two or more related stories
- Links to no fewer than three gender justice-related pieces by other people you think were done well
- Three references
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your single-document file containing what’s outlined above, along with the subject line: Staff Reporter - Gender Justice (Mediabistro), by the conclusion of December 20. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.