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 an investigative reporter who is passionate about sifting through data and documents to uncover big stories that impact the lives of Black people.

Ideal candidates will have a track-record for digging deep on high-impact, undercovered stories. We want a dogged reporter who is skilled at using data analysis and FOIA requests to hold powerful people and institutions accountable. This reporter should have strong news judgment, and their stories should break new ground, set the narrative and compel leaders to action.

Familiarity with computer-assisted reporting and comfort with various data tools is a must. We will be impressed by candidates who also bring top-notch writing skills and demonstrate a knack for narrative storytelling.

This reporter will be a leader in our newsroom, able to work on independent projects as well as collaborations, guiding our beat reporters on ambitious stories that benefit from investigative skills. To that end, candidates should be enthusiastic about covering a wide variety of topics that impact Black people, including education, climate, and criminal justice issues.

This position reports to the editorial director.

Salary: $100,000+, based on experience

Location: Remote

Responsibilities:

  • Report and write mid-length and long-form investigative stories about a variety of issues for a national Black audience
  • Moderate Capital B live journalism events pertaining to your stories
  • Partner with local reporters and editors for occasional collaborations, and with outside journalists on occasional co-publishing partnerships
  • Represent Capital B and your work in media, panels, and other public appearances

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrated computer-assisted reporting and data analysis skills, and experience with public records requests
  • 7+ years reporting experience
  • A deep interest and expertise in issues of racial inequality and injustice in America
  • High-impact story ideas
  • An extreme audience and impact focus — Capital B’s work is not for industry peers or awards 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.)
  • Empathy, kindness, patience

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 brief cover note with some info about why you're a good pick for this role by February 28, 2022. Capital B is open to candidates with a diversity of experience, and we know that some very strong candidates won’t have all of the qualifications we list. Don’t be shy — apply!