The Kansas City Star

Investigative Reporter
The Kansas City Star is expanding its award-winning investigative team and is looking for reporters with a passion for uncovering the truth and making a difference in readers’ lives. We need journalists with a knack for finding stories that deserve a deeper look and the ability to tell them in a way that compels readers to dive in and stay until the end. You should know how to use public records laws to obtain and analyze data and documents, but should also understand that’s only the start. The best stories are told through real people, and we want to report and write stories that will change people’s lives. In recent years, we’ve shown how government secrecy harmed Kansans, gotten to the bottom of tragedies that killed a 10-year-old boy on the world’s tallest water slide and took the lives of 17 people when a duck boat sank in a lake, and investigated abuse in Missouri boarding schools, which led to the passage of a state law to protect children. Our investigations range from a quick-turn search for answers and accountability during and after breaking news events to deep and dogged enterprise that might take months to complete. The mission is always to break news that holds leaders, governments and institutions accountable and that makes a concrete difference in the lives of an ever-growing and increasingly diverse audience of readers, viewers and listeners in the Midwest and beyond.
12 October 2021