Capital B is a first-of-its-kind local and national nonprofit news organization reporting for Black communities across the country. Cofounded by CEO Lauren Williams (former senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Vox) and Chief Audience Officer Akoto Ofori-Atta (former managing editor of The Trace), Capital B is looking for talented, driven reporters who are passionate about reporting on issues affecting Black Atlantans.

There is a growing distrust between Black audiences and traditional news outlets in Atlanta, which has given way to misinformation and a dire need for honest storytelling. Our reporters will cultivate sources and build relationships in Atlanta's Black communities — from residents and community organizers to policy researchers — to find stories that the city's mainstream news media missed.

Metro Atlanta is home to 2 million Black people, with unreported and underreported stories around every corner. Capital B reporters will cover beats including criminal justice, state and local politics, education, housing, climate, business/economics, and health. Let us know in your application which beat(s) most excite you!

These positions report to the Capital B Atlanta Editor.

Salary: $68,000+

Location: Atlanta

Responsibilities:

  • Report and write news stories about Atlanta, for an audience of Black Metro Atlantans
  • Work with the Atlanta editor and the community engagement editor to craft story ideas based on your news judgment and beat expertise and community information needs
  • Write explanatory service pieces pertaining to your beat
  • Moderate Capital B Atlanta live journalism events as they relate to beats you’re covering
  • Partner with national reporters and editors and with outside journalists on occasional co-publishing partnerships

What you’ll bring:

  • Knowledge and passion for Georgia/Atlanta news
  • 3+ years reporting experience
  • Really good story ideas
  • Clear, concise writing. We’re looking for readable and accessible stories at Capital B.
  • An extreme audience focus — Capital B’s work is not for industry peers or award committees, although it’s a plus if they like it!
  • A non-traditional mindset (Traditional journalism experience is an asset, but Capital B is operating under the belief that some of traditional journalism is broken, and you should be, too.)
  • Familiarity with the big issues facing Atlanta, and their impact on Black residents
  • Sensitivity to the responsibilities of reporting for underrepresented communities

What we’ll bring:

  • A compassionate, supportive workplace
  • Unlimited PTO + company holidays
  • 20 weeks parental leave
  • 12 weeks caregiver leave
  • 401K
  • Dental, health, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health and dependent care flex plans
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Professional development fund
  • Monthly phone and internet stipend
  • Stipend for home office setup

Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your connection to the Atlanta area and noting which beat(s) you're interested in covering and why. Capital B is open to candidates with diverse experience, and we know that some very strong candidates won’t have all of the qualifications we list. Don’t be shy — apply!