Confidential is a digital media organization preparing to launch in the near future. We’re a newsroom of top-flight reporters, data experts, visual journalists and editors working in collaboration to deliver an interconnected news experience. We plan to create a new, interconnected style of journalism that helps engaged and influential audiences better understand the complex stories that matter most.
We are hiring journalists with strong reporting, writing and analytical skills who are excited by the challenge of taking a new approach to their work and continually testing new formats. We want to lay out the who, what, when, etc., and explain the multiple frames through which to understand the bigger picture. We want to bring clarity to the stories that matter. We consider applicants with other professional backgrounds and life experience who can show us they have the expertise, thoughtfulness and writing skills to do the work.
Confidential is hiringgeneral assignment reporters excited to work collaboratively with colleagues to cover the biggest stories and challenges of the day. A general assignment reporter must have wide interests, follow the news closely and have a knack for asking the fundamental questions behind unfolding stories and thrive under deadline pressure.
A general assignment reporter will pitch stories that require us to move quickly to get the facts right and then connect them to areas of expertise in the newsroom, including science and technology, climate and environment, economics, policy and politics, geopolitics, health and global security. Ideal candidates can demonstrate a real love for news, an ability to get details right while moving quickly and an ability to connect unfolding stories to larger themes and ideas.
Be a contributing member of a highly collaborative newsroom
Pitch and execute general assignment stories for a largely domestic audience of highly engaged, informed readers
Experiment with story formats and approaches
A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
Remarkable clarity of thought and expression under deadline pressure
Strong writing skills
Willingness to shift from long-term to short-term to breaking-news reporting in the course of a week
Endless curiosity and persistence
Commitment to examining issues through an equity lens
Broad diversity of experience and interests
Sixth sense of news timeliness
Purposefully rich and diverse media diet
Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k)
Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families
Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays