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Executive Editor

The Executive Editor is the driving editorial force of the organization, and helps set the highest standards of editorial professionalism. S/he is responsible for high-impact project and story ideas, all editorial content, production, and distribution. Content includes long-term projects and daily and weekly reporting. The Executive Editor is a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for the development and oversight of the editorial budget.

The ideal candidate will bring at least ten (10) years of journalism experience coupled with demonstrated skill in nonprofit management and organizational leadership. S/he should have a background in investigative journalism in a digital environment and proven experience in driving web traffic. S/he will use long-term projects to help create more short-term reporting opportunities and think creatively about leveraging historical Center content for the current news environment. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the mission and values of the organization are integrated into the editorial content. 

This is a great opportunity for the right person who enjoys a congenial workplace, an extraordinarily compelling mission, and a setting filled with dynamic ideas and game-changing journalism.


Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Promotes the Center’s brand and profile through high-impact investigative journalism and external networks.  

  • Manages and directs projects and story ideas from conception through completion.  

  • Line manages Managing Editors and other personnel as directed by the Executive Director.  

  • Evaluates all projects and story ideas to ensure compliance with the Center’s editorial standards and policies, assigns personnel, and establishes budgets.  

  • Chairs daily morning editorial meetings.  

  • Coordinates project roll-out with Development and Communications.  

  • Thinks creatively about content-distribution strategies.    

  • Works with the Executive Director to recruit, hire, and train new employees. 

  • Continues to expand computer-assisted reporting and research to integrate data, multimedia, and graphics with content.

  • Works with the web team to develop audience engagement and social media strategies. 

  • Develops and implements an editorial evaluation process to measure impact.

  • Works with the Executive Director to negotiate and manage co-publishing or news collaborations and partnerships with other organizations. 

  • Develops and oversees project-based editorial budgets.   

  • Works with senior management team to develop and implement sustainable models for nonprofit investigative journalism.

  • Other duties as assigned. 




Masters’ degree or equivalent experience.


  • Flawless and fluid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to serve as an organizational spokesperson and raise funds in support of the organization.
  • Proven management skills, including willingness to integrate new technologies.
  • Effective leadership skills as a steward of the organization’s resources, credibility, and reputation.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Strong budgeting and budget oversight skills.
  • Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as to teach.
  • Superb editing skills.
  • Strong analytical, research, and investigative skills.
  • Innovation and ability to be an organizational change agent.


  • At least 10 years of investigative journalism experience with demonstrated results.

  • Proven track record to manage multiple tasks and ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Understanding of and experience with distribution outlets, including print, broadcast, and the Web.

  • Strong management, planning, financial and organizational skills, including at least seven (7) years of relevant management experience.

  • Commitment to the values and mission of the Center for Public Integrity.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Please put the job title in the subject line. 


About The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.