Job Openings

HIRING: News and Investigations Editor

InvestigateWest is seeking a full-time news and investigations editor to oversee our growing team of staff reporters posted across the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2009 as a nonprofit, InvestigateWest is dedicated to producing change-making investigative journalism for the region, and over the years our work has resulted in nine new state laws and a number of other significant reforms. The organization is on solid ground financially; we added three reporters in 2022 and aim to add more in 2023. This editor will oversee their work on a day-to-day basis and report to the executive director.

This job is full-time and includes benefits. While InvestigateWest is headquartered in Seattle, we are open to editors working remotely from home anywhere in the state of Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a track record of overseeing impactful in-depth or investigative stories.
  • Aspires to great storytelling and studies the giants of the craft.
  • Takes pride in helping others do their best work.
  • Can work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Knows how to find an awesome story idea out of a reporter’s unfocused pitch.
  • Brings a little extra to the table (like data skills, photography).

We are dedicated to making our organization better reflect the region we cover and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for people of different ages and backgrounds. We encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Compensation: The salary range is $70,000-$75,000, depending on experience. Also, a monthly work-from-home stipend of $100, and 100% coverage of health insurance. 

Send us a cover letter, resume and five work samples using this form; Deadline: Jan. 16. Email questions to hiring@invw.org. No phone calls, please.


HIRING: Development Associate (PT and remote)

InvestigateWest, a nonprofit news organization, is seeking a part-time, remote Development Associate to support the organization’s fundraising efforts. For the right candidate, this can be an incredible job. Work remotely from anywhere. Work on a schedule that works for you (provided you meet deadlines). Adjust your hours from week to week. Be a part of a mission-driven organization, a place dedicated to doing investigative journalism with real-world impact. Learn the inner workings of the nonprofit world. Have a big impact on a small organization.

Duties include: communicating with donors; maintaining a CRM system (Little Green Light); researching grants; drafting proposals; scheduling social media and newsletters; coordinating event logistics; and performing other administrative tasks as needed.

What you’ll need: the ability to work independently and juggle multiple deadlines; excellent written and verbal communication; and an interest in learning how nonprofits work. 

Location: We’re open to candidates working anywhere in the U.S.

Compensation: $20-$25 an hour.

Work schedule: Very flexible, with 10-20 hours a week on average, depending on workloads.

Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and we’ll continue to consider candidates as long as the posting remains live on our website.

How to apply: Please send us a resume and two short writing samples using this form

About us: InvestigateWest is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative journalism for the Pacific Northwest. Founded in Seattle in 2009, the news outlet covers a range of topics including public health, the environment, youth, equity, racial justice, voting rights and government accountability. Original reporting by InvestigateWest has prompted policy reforms, lawsuits against government agencies and more than a half dozen different state laws protecting the environment, workers and foster children. Its staff works remotely across the Northwest. We are dedicated to making our organization better reflect the region we cover and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for people of different ages and backgrounds. We encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Contact: Email questions to hiring@invw.org. No phone calls, please.

Internships

InvestigateWest typically hosts one or two interns each quarter. Prospective interns must be enrolled in school to be eligible. Interns are paid a stipend of $1,500 per quarter (paid out as $500 per month) and commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week. We accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Use this form to apply.

Volunteers

InvestigateWest is always looking for volunteers to help with numerous tasks related both to the newsroom and our business operations. If you would like to talk about how you might get involved, email hello@invw.org