Investigative Reporter

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is looking for an experienced, hard-hitting reporter. We want someone who is hungry for great stories and passionate about accountability journalism.

You would tackle money in politics, government and institutions that greatly affect Kentuckians.

We expect curiosity, good news judgment and a sharp eye for broader issues and themes that need further drilling down.

You must be eager to produce stories on different platforms, especially radio, and think creatively about storytelling. You must appreciate data, be comfortable with documents and consider public records your co-pilot. When we tackle a story, we throw everything we can at it.

We are looking for a team player for our newsroom in Louisville. Investigative chops and strong writing skills are a must. Radio and video experience are a plus.

We aim to produce unique, compelling stories on issues other media outlets aren’t covering. We have big plans, and we’re looking for a candidate with aspirations to match.

In our first three years, our nonprofit newsroom broke a sexual harassment scandal at the Statehouse, examined a U.S. Congressman’s questionable ties to a lobbyist, and explored cracks in the criminal justice system. We’ve tackled the state’s tricky pension system, looked at lost gambling revenues, tracked down jailers without jails, and went inside a troubled tiger petting zoo. Sound fun? It is.

Our work has garnered a national Edward R. Murrow award, an IRE award and other national, regional and state honors.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is under the umbrella of Louisville Public Media. We produce independent stories and work cooperatively with the affiliated public radio newsroom. Our journalism runs online and on radio, and regularly appears in newspapers and on news sites across the state.

Application
Send letter, resume and references to: resume@louisvillepublicmedia.org

Or mail to:
KyCIR
Louisville Public Media
619 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Please put “investigative reporter” in the e-mail or cover letter.

Louisville Public Media is an equal opportunity employer, an Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity in the workplace.