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Engagement Reporter
Texas Tribune/ProPublica Investigative Unit

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ProPublica and The Texas Tribune are hiring an engagement reporter to join our new investigative unit based in Austin. This individual will be instrumental in identifying communities interested in and affected by our accountability journalism, enlisting their participation in our storytelling process and reporting stories in service of these communities.

Primary responsibilities will include:

You should apply if you:

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

ProPublica and the Tribune are dedicated to improving our newsrooms, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of the ProPublica staff; you can see the Tribune’s here.)

Our newsrooms are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

This reporter will be on the Texas Tribune payroll but will work with and for editors and staffers at both news organizations. The job is based in the Tribune newsroom in Austin, and it reports to Bobby Blanchard, assistant director for audience at the Tribune. We are not considering remote applicants for this position. The job is full time and includes the following Texas Tribune benefits: downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend; medical, vision and dental insurance; a cellphone stipend; 20 days of paid time off each year; up to eight weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection; 401(k) matching; and support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

Please submit your application here by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Dec. 13, 2019. Have questions? Email