International environmental editor
Location: This position is initially intended to be based in OCCRP’s current headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on Eastern Europe and The CIS region. Other locations may be considered for highly experienced reporters.
OCCRP is seeking a dynamic International editor to lead the team of cross-border reporters on the impact stories examining the link between organized crime and corruption and environmental degradation / the destruction of environment and biodiversity. The stories will investigate the role of organized crime and corrupt politicians in the exploitation and destruction of the environment, the undermining of regulations to allow for the exploitation of natural resources, the failure of governments to curtail destructive and illegal practices, and the use of bribery to make natural resources available to organized crime or corrupt individual practitioners.
Besides working with OCCRP reporters on environment-related stories in the target countries, the international editor will also explore cooperation with on-the-ground groups, such as CSOs and other stakeholders that have contributed towards addressing issues of national and local-level institution building/strengthening and policy change. The purpose of the cooperation will be to discuss findings of the stories and promote their on-the-ground impact.
- Pitch environment-related investigative story ideas;
- Lead the team of cross-border reporters on environment-related stories;
- Provide sharp editing of investigative journalism produced by OCCRP reporters and reporters from OCCRP partner centers;
- Work with other editors and staff to develop best practices and help teach investigative techniques and journalistic writing to staff members, employees and contractors of partner organizations;
- Work with other OCCRP editors and fact-checkers as required;
- Apply the highest level of professional judgment and discretion; as well as adherence to applicable law, best practices and company policies;
- Responsible to promote and protect the interests of JDN at all times.
- Strong passion for the power of investigative journalism to inform and empower the public and advance accountability
- At least 10 years of experience in investigative reporting and minimum 5 years in investigative editing in ‘follow-the-money’ journalism
- Strong data journalism skills
- Ability to work across cultures and languages
- Strong teaching and leadership skills
- Impeccable attention to detail and planning, meeting deadlines, and deliverables
- The ability to listen and communicate effectively
- Stellar team working skills, including flexibility and appetite for helping others adopt new ways of working
Applications deadline: Open.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and links to your previous stories on . All applications must be submitted in English. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.