Carolina Public Press seeks a full-time Development Director to support and grow our network of donors and sponsors who believe in the future of independent, in-depth and investigative reporting in North Carolina – high-quality, award-winning journalism that dismantles barriers and shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing North Carolina’s residents. This is a time of transformation and growth for our nonprofit news organization, and there’s a lot of excitement for the work ahead. We are a highly motivated, ambitious and productive team, and we’re excited to welcome a new staff member to help us last for the long term and meet and exceed our revenue and sustainability goals.
The Development Director will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of Carolina Public Press’s individual donor and sponsor-related fundraising including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. This position may be based anywhere in North Carolina; relocation is not required. View the full job description and learn how to apply here [PDF]. Posted July 26, 2018
Carolina Public Press seeks a full-time investigative reporter – who may be based anywhere in North Carolina – to join our award-winning nonprofit organization that is dedicated to independent, in-depth and investigative news in the public interest and serving all of North Carolina. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of recent experience in public-interest investigative reporting. This reporter will largely focus on project-based in-depth and investigative reporting for Carolina Public Press and will collaborate with local, regional, statewide and national journalists in other media organizations to pursue watchdog stories relevant to North Carolinians. View the full job description and learn how to apply here [PDF]. Posted July 31, 2018
News and Community Partnerships Manager
Carolina Public Press seeks a part-time, contract-based News and Community Partnerships Manager – who may be based anywhere in North Carolina – to assist in developing and establishing the NC Investigative Journalism Collaborative. The project will be led by Carolina Public Press and will, during the 12-month contract period, pilot two reporting partnerships with a number of state and local media outlets to spotlight statewide issues by highlighting local stories. It will also work to engage a statewide audience related to the partnership through events such as listening sessions and issues forums. The manager will be the key point of contact for the collaboration’s partners, manage the program’s timeline and deliverables, and will lead the development and organization of community engagement efforts. Read more and learn how to apply here [PDF]. Posted July 31, 2018
Contributing state government reporter(s)
Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news organization focused on in-depth and investigative journalism in the public interest, seeks talented contributing writers to enhance our coverage of state government, what’s happening in Raleigh and how it affects our readers. Applicants should be based in or live close to the Triangle, have a college degree and news media experience. Reporters with a predominance of experience working for advocacy organizations or advocacy news organizations are not eligible. Our pay rates are competitive, and we will keep this writer busy. Those interested should email email@example.com, with the subject line of Freelance State Government Reporter. Include a resume, two or three examples of your best recently published work and a cover letter describing why you’re interested. Also note any special areas of knowledge or interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. [Rolling deadline.]
Contributing reporter(s), general assignment
Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news organization focused on in-depth and investigative journalism in the public interest, seeks professional freelance journalists to join its North Carolina team. We’re based in Asheville, but assignments may be handled by writers living anywhere in North Carolina. Applicants should have a college degree and some experience working in the news media. Reporters with a predominance of experience in and/or are currently working for advocacy organizations or advocacy news organizations are not eligible. Our pay rates are competitive and we will keep writers who show they can produce high-quality work and meet deadlines busy. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line of Freelance Reporter. Include a resume, two or three examples of your best recently published work and a cover letter describing why you’re interested. Also note any special areas of knowledge or interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. [Rolling deadline.]
Carolina Public Press is an independent nonprofit news organization dedicated to nonpartisan, in-depth and investigative news built upon the facts and context North Carolinians need to know right now. Our award-winning, breakthrough journalism breaks down barriers and shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing our state’s 10.2 million residents.
Carolina Public Press is a highly efficient, fast-paced news organization. We’re online, but we aren’t opinion bloggers or advocacy journalists. We have received national, regional and local support and recognition for our high-quality, unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting. We are members of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Institute for Nonprofit News and the N.C. Press Association.
We offer a variety of internship opportunities, including for reporters and photojournalists, those interested in social media, those interested in community outreach and event planning, and those seeking to become editorial assistants. Our internships are individualized, not cookie-cutter busy work. Expect to have fun, to challenge and to be challenged and to learn a ton. Your portfolio and resume will thank you.
Application deadlines and general information:
Based in Asheville, N.C., Carolina Public Press encourages, but does not require, interns to live in Asheville or in the surrounding area during the duration of their internship. Applicants must have access to a car during their internship.
Applicants are highly encouraged to seek school credit for a Carolina Public Press internship. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Highly qualified individuals may be considered for a stipend on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, internships are unpaid, but all approved expenses will be reimbursed.
- Application deadline for Fall 2019: Aug. 31, 2018 (First semester of the 2018-2019 school year)
- Application deadline for Spring 2019: Dec. 3, 2018 (Second semester of the 2018-2019 school year)
- Application deadline for Summer 2019: April 8, 2019 (Summer break)
Reporting or Photojournalism Internship Program
Our journalism internships are open to junior, senior and graduated journalism students, including multimedia, reporting and/or photojournalism majors. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with a good eye and ear for news and an innate curiosity about their own backyard and North Carolina as a whole. Interns should come expecting to pitch stories, juggle interesting assignments and work a beat in an evolving digital format.
To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:
1: a cover letter explaining your interest in the reporting or photojournalism internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: three clips and/or images,
3: a resume and
4: two references.
Strong preference will be given to students with work published in print or online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, email email@example.com, with the subject line Journalism Internship Program.
Organizational Internship Program
Our organizational internships are open to all journalism, communications, public policy, marketing, political science and business students or those in related fields. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with strong interest in online media, particularly the nonprofit media sector devoted to public interest and investigative reporting.
Applicants will have the opportunity to assist in nearly every element of directing and operating a nonprofit media organization, with a strong emphasis on events, social media, community engagement and other outreach programs.
To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:
1: a cover letter explaining your interest in an organizational internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: a resume and
3: two references.
Strong preference will be given to students with nonprofit and/or journalism experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line Organizational Internship Program.