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 hiringreporters excited to work collaboratively with colleagues to cover the biggest stories and challenges of the day. We’ve identified key areas of focus, including science and technology, climate and environment, economics, policy and politics, geopolitics, health and global security. We want to hear from you what area we are missing. Pitch us a beat in your cover letter that you think is crucial to understanding a big challenge and touches multiple storylines.
Ideal candidates can demonstrate expertise in the area they pitch, in the form of published clips or equivalent work in academic or related fields.
Be a contributing member of a highly collaborative newsroom
Pitch, lead and execute nuanced stories for a largely domestic audience of highly engaged, informed readers
Brainstorm, research, focus, report and deliver unique cross-beat projects with newsroom colleagues
Experiment with story formats and approaches
Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
Demonstrated expertise in their proposed subject area
Remarkable clarity of thought and expression, including 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
A 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