Career Opportunity: Investigative Journalist
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canada’s leading non-partisan, not-for-profit, citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government has an opening for the position of investigative journalist.
We are looking for an energetic and motivated investigative journalist to join our team. We are seeking someone who loves to uncover stories, dig deep into the background, file stacks of access-to-information requests, ask the tough questions and hold the powerful accountable. The CTF’s investigative journalist can work remotely, anywhere in Canada. However, preference may be given to those wishing to work out of our federal office in Ottawa. The CTF’s investigative journalist will report to the CTF’s Vice President, Communications. The CTF’s investigative journalist will be the CTF’s primary researcher and investigator.
The investigative journalist will be expected to work independently to research, develop and regularly report publicly on stories of government waste and lack of accountability.
The investigative journalist should have experience in journalism and with the various techniques investigative journalists use to develop and tell stories (eg. FOI requests, record searches, source development, etc.) A strong writing ability is a must (including familiarity with Canadian Press style). While experience in broadcast journalism isn’t a requirement, it is an asset. Preference may be given to candidates with post-secondary journalism training. Proficiency in French is an asset, but not a requirement.
The director must be a flexible and creative individual, prepared to work long hours and take initiative in a dynamic and often unpredictable work environment. Above all, the director must be enthusiastic and committed to the mission of the CTF.
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their resume, a portfolio of their journalism work (especially pieces that utilized ATI/FOI requests), salary expectations and references along with a cover letter to the Vice President, Communications no later than September 6, 2019
Inquiries may be directed through e-mail only to: Vice President, Communications Todd MacKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.