Investigative Reporter for The Foundry
The Investigative Reporter is responsible for uncovering and breaking news on key policy issues for The Foundry, The Heritage Foundation’s primary digital media platform for defining, framing, and driving debates. The reporter will investigate and produce compelling content that persuades and activates audiences needed to achieve conservative policy victories.
- Work with The Foundry’s Managing Editor to identify unique and interesting story ideas that position The Foundry as the leading source of conservative policy analysis and news.
- Think creatively about how to develop newsworthy content to drive key policy debates.
- Produce news copy on deadline, sometimes multiple times per day, without compromising accuracy or credibility.
- Cultivate sources in congressional offices and government agencies to break news and beat the competition.
- Research and report personal stories that enhance The Foundry’s ability to communicate complex policy issues.
- Adhere to journalism ethics by always seeking the truth and striving for a fair and comprehensive reporting of events and issues with thoroughness and honesty.
- Coordinate with the Strategic Communications Group and Impact Team representatives on stories to be written for The Foundry.
- Assist in the creation of relevant graphics, photos, and videos for Foundry posts.
- Participate in online video chats, radio and television interviews.
- Maintain a strong social media following and positive relationships with bloggers and media and encourage them to read and share Foundry content.
- Represent Heritage at appropriate media conferences and functions.
Job Type: FullTime
Three to five years of relevant journalism experience.
- Excellent writing skills, attention to detail. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and Outlook, WordPress. Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the team’s goals and objectives. Desire to sell ideas with passion. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize them, and deliver first-rate work. Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail.