Lead a small team in coverage that will reveal how federal dollars are being used in Washington state communities, with a focus on local impacts and attention to inequities and improprieties in the allocation of those dollars. This editor will be expected to operate with a high degree of independence while also being capable of collaborating with fellow managers and multimedia journalists to deliver impactful journalism to a large and varied audience.
Salary Range: $68,000-$77,000 Duration: This is a 1 year grant funded position Benefits information can be found here Seattle, Temporarily remote in WA State
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Investigations Editor is a newsroom leader seasoned in public-interest journalism who will work directly with a staff reporter and with the support of other newsroom staff to identify local impacts of federal spending throughout the state of Washington. Together, this team will investigate the allocation of dollars for COVID relief, as well as funds targeted toward infrastructure. The Investigations Editor will lead their team in explaining to Crosscut’s audience how these funds are allocated and explore the changes facilitated by this money. This team will also serve a watchdog function, identifying improprieties and inequities in how these funds are distributed.