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ProPublica is looking for a full-time intern to participate in a new investigative project focused on digital privacy, security and freedom. The intern will work closely with a senior reporter doing original research and story development and regularly blogging. When appropriate, the intern will share writing credit on major stories. Prior experience in the area of cyber security, digital freedom and privacy is preferred but not a must. Investigative reporting skills and knowledge of Mandarin, Arabic or Russian are a plus. Compensation is $700 per week.
ProPublica — and the internship — is based in New York City.
You can’t be fired for complaining about your workplace on social networks like Facebook—that’s according to a judge’s ruling and the National Labor Relations Act, which Forbes (and the judge) says gives employees “the right to converse among themselves about workplace conditions.” So the law’s on your side when it comes to complaining about work on the internet. Keep in mind though that there are a whole host of other serious consequences you may want to consider before you take that as a sign that now’s a good time to vent every frustration you have about your job. [Forbes]
Via Lifehacker via Forbes
Like the Internet? Like research? Got some design and Web skills to boot?
Then the Pew Internet and American Life Project has a job for you:
The Web Coordinator is the staffer most immediately involved in the day-to-day operations of the Pew Internet Project’s web site and digital dissemination strategies. The Web Coordinator helps conceive and produce special web-only reports and graphics and assesses new applications to disseminate Project work to key audiences. In addition, the Web Coordinator functions as a researcher in the Project’s reports and publications, especially concentrating on graphics displays of Project data. The Web Coordinator will identify the most useful formats to share Pew Internet data and the best platforms by which to disseminate it. The Web Coordinator will work with the Project’s Associate Director for digital strategy and Administrative Manager in the technical management and strategic development of the Project’s website.
The American Prospect seeks an Associate Web Editor. The position involves assisting the Web editor with planning coverage, editing and assigning pieces, and helping to manage a growing staff.
We are seeking someone with at least two years’ experience editing and assigning for the Web. The…
Sounds like a fun gig.
The Sunlight Foundation is seeking a social scientist who can help us create compelling visualizations, tell richer stories, and incorporate more of their discipline’s work into our own. Sunlight’s work frequently includes examinations of political influence. The questions surrounding this issue have been studied by political scientists, economists and sociologists for decades. We believe that our work can benefit from this tradition of scholarship; and we believe that the tools, technologies and practical expertise of Sunlight’s reporters and technologists could help to inform scholarly investigations of political influence. This fellowship is an effort to encourage cross-pollination between two communities that have been examining the same question from different perspectives…
Qualified candidates are doctoral students working in the field or recent graduates of such programs.
And don’t forget to visit the Sunlight Tumblr.
Via Mother Jones:
We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change. However, our ideal candidate has also cursed out an editor, had spokespeople hang up on them in anger and threatened to resign at least once because some fool wanted to screw around with their perfect lede.
We do a mix of quick hit investigative work when events call for it and mini-projects that might run for a few days. But every year we like to put together a project way too ambitious for a paper our size because we dream that one day Walt Bogdanich will have to say: “I can’t believe the Sarasota Whatever-Tribune cost me my 20th Pulitzer.”
As many of you already know, those kinds of projects can be hellish, soul-sucking, doubt-inducing affairs. But if you’re the type of sicko who likes holing up in a tiny, closed office with reporters of questionable hygiene to build databases from scratch by hand-entering thousands of pages of documents to take on powerful people and institutions that wish you were dead, all for the glorious reward of having readers pick up the paper and glance at your potential prize-winning epic as they flip their way to the Jumble… well, if that sounds like journalism Heaven, then you’re our kind of sicko.
For those unaware of Florida’s reputation, it’s arguably the best news state in the country and not just because of the great public records laws. We have all kinds of corruption, violence and scumbaggery. The 9/11 terrorists trained here. Bush read My Pet Goat here. Our elections are colossal clusterfucks. Our new governor once ran a health care company that got hit with a record fine because of rampant Medicare fraud. We have hurricanes, wildfires, tar balls, bedbugs, diseased citrus trees and an entire town overrun by giant roaches (only one of those things is made up). And we have Disney World and beaches, so bring the whole family.
Send questions, or a resume/cover letter/links to clips to my email address below. If you already have your dream job, please pass this along to someone whose skills you covet. Thanks.
1741 Main St.
Sarasota FL, 34236