Investigative Reporter

Are you a great radio or video storyteller looking to get into investigative reporting, or a veteran muckraker looking to get into radio and video?

Louisville Public Media’s award-winning Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is hiring. We want an experienced and dogged reporter who has a track record of uncovering and telling great stories that make an impact. We offer support, career development and a state full of dark corners (with a deep history of corruption) that’s always in need of accountability.

Kentucky? Absolutely. It’s the home of national politicians like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, big health care and big bourbon. Louisville is one of the best cities in the nation for foodies and culture, where you can live comfortably on one full-time salary.

If you care about powerful storytelling, know how to work sources, enjoy FOIA requests and hard data, this is the team for you. We want curiosity, good news judgment and a sharp eye for broader issues and themes.

Our trio of public radio stations (news, classical and adult rock) is beloved in the city, and KyCIR has broken major stories in our first three years. We’ve exposed sexual harassment at the statehouse and well-paid rural jailers who no longer have jails to run. We’ve shined light on shady financial deals at a major public university and outed the draconian (and illegal) practice of banishing repeat offenders. And there’s much more.

Our work has won national and regional journalism awards and regularly appears in newspapers and on news sites across the state. We believe our nonprofit model is the future of investigative reporting, we have big plans, and we’re looking for a reporter who wants to build a national reputation.

Send your letter, resume, three work samples and a list of references to:

Louisville Public Media is an equal opportunity employer. That means we want a newsroom dedicated to racial, ethnic, LGBTQ, religious, economic and educational representation.