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Money and Politics Journalist/Editorial - MapLight - Berkeley, California
  • Isabelle4SummerIsabelle4Summer September 2012
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    MapLight, an innovative, award-winning nonprofit illuminating money in politics, is seeking a Database Journalist/Editorial Director to discover and write about newsworthy money and politics findings in California government and in the U.S. Congress. This position is full-time and located in Berkeley, California (near BART).

    MapLight shines a light on the connection between money and politics in unprecedented ways. Our website and groundbreaking database link campaign contributions with how legislators vote, revealing how money and politics affect the specific issues people care about.

    Depending on the experience of the candidate, this position could be offered at a variety of job titles and levels of responsibility, including, for senior candidates, Editorial Director.

    Requirements:

    Demonstrated experience producing data-driven reports or news stories with expertise and accuracy High proficiency in data analysis tools and languages such as spreadsheets and SQL Excellent verbal and written communication skills Five years writing experience as either a researcher or journalist Ability to work well as a member of a team both with our existing internal research staff and our external media partners Ability to both develop story ideas and produce final copy Desire to follow the legislative process and political trends at both the Federal and California state levels on a daily basis Knowledge of politics at the Federal level, and at the California state level (preferred) Personal dedication to MapLight’s mission and work

    This position is full-time, with salary depending on experience. This position is available immediately and includes health and dental benefits and paid vacation. Come work with us on the cutting edge of government transparency and accountability.

    To apply, send cover letter and resume to Daniel Newman at jobs@maplight.org. Please reference “Journalist” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. MapLight is an equal opportunity employer.

    Applications close: 15 October, 2012.

    For more information on this position please see website: http://maplight.org/journalist-editorial-director

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