Reporter, U.S. Right to Know - US

Location
Anywhere in the United States
Salary
Depends on experience & qualifications
Posted
Oct 17, 2017
Closes
Nov 17, 2017
Discipline
Reporter, Reporting
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

U.S. Right to Know is seeking a reporter to expand our work educating consumers and policymakers about our food system. 

This is primarily an investigative position that requires someone who can generate their own story ideas. We largely report on events and issues other journalists miss, and work to bring awareness and attention to important food industry actions and trends.

U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health group that researches and reports on key food issues.

We publish our own work and collaborate with journalists worldwide to reveal what goes on behind the scenes in the food industry. We investigate the risks associated with the corporate food system, and the food industry's practices and influence on public policy.

Our work has been featured in the New York TimesBoston Globe, BMJ, Bloomberg, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, the GuardianLe MondeSTAT, McClatchy, San Diego Union-Tribune, Mother Jones, Nature Biotechnology, Critical Public Health and many other outlets.

The reporter will need to be curious and energetic, skilled in the preparation of FOIA requests, and the development of sources inside companies, legislatures and regulatory agencies. The reporter will be expected to write articles, op-eds, blogs, social media posts and produce fact sheets on key issues.

The reporter can be based anywhere in the United States. This is a full-time position.

Qualifications

  • Journalism experience is strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Science background is preferred
  • Knowledge of food, agriculture, sweeteners, food additives and preservatives, pesticides, environmental health, public health, soda and/or obesity issues is preferred
  • Computer literate, and comfortable with acquiring new skills
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently


This position is available immediately. Compensation is competitive and based on experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples by completing the application form below.

U.S. Right to Know is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about our work, please see usrtk.org and usrtk.org/our-investigations.