The Charlotte Observer

Investigative Reporter
Our investigative team of North Carolina journalists and watchdog reporters is dedicated to exposing corruption, wrongdoing and injustice. The Charlotte Observer is looking for an ambitious and creative reporter who shares those values to join our hard-charging team. The investigative reporter focuses on accountability journalism, serving as a fearless watchdog to powerful institutions, from business to government and nonprofits. This reporter brings smart context to big news stories and can produce quicker-turnaround enterprise stories as well as deeper dives. This reporter is skilled in obtaining public records and is comfortable collecting and analyzing data sets while reporting. This reporter is a creative storyteller, a self-starter and a collaborator eager to work with other reporters and visual journalists. Our investigative team understands how to hold powerful people, including government leaders, accountable for response and resolution. Reporters on the team must regularly use the North Carolina Public Records Law to report deeply and with authority. Reporters must also have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. 
21 June 2021