Investigative reporting fellowship in Maine

 

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a nonprofit news service that specializes in investigative reporting about state and local government. It was established in 2009 by two veteran journalists to fill the gap created by the decline of in-depth journalism in Maine. Our stories have exposed fiscal waste, patronage, favoritism, slack public safety, poor ethics and judicial lapses and prompted numerous changes in state laws and regulations.

The Center’s stories are widely distributed, appearing in most of the state’s newspapers and their web sites and on the center’s own site, pinetreewatchdog.org.

The Center is seeking applications for its 2015 Reporting Fellowship. The Fellow will work with the Center’s staff to produce investigative and enterprise stories about Maine government and elections. One of the Center’s missions is to train beginning journalists in the methods and disciplines of evidence-based, independent investigative reporting.

The Center is based in the Maine State House in Augusta, one hour from vibrant Portland and one hour from the coast.

Preferred qualifications:
* Degree in journalism or related subject.
* One to two years professional experience.
* Demonstrated skills and interest in investigative reporting, including data reporting, document research and freedom of information filings.
* Ability to write for readers – “translating” complex material for a general readership.
* Multimedia skills

The Fellowship:
* Length: 10 months
* Period: January to October, 2015 (flexible)
* Stipend: $25,000

Application:
* Brief cover letter
* Resume
* Clips
* References
* Apply by Nov. 10

Send your application to John Christie, editor-in-chief, mainecenter@gmail.com. Feel free to call with any questions: 207-458-2023.

Additional Details:

Location State Salary Duration Schedule Deadline
Augusta Maine $25,000 for ten months January — October 2015 (negotiable) Full Time Nov. 10, 2014

Contact Info:

Email:

mainecenter@gmail.com

Web site:

http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/

Phone:

207-458-2023