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Investigative Journalist

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023

Date of Issuance: December 15, 2023

Application Deadline: January 17, 2024


The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a worldwide network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, strategists, and corruption experts.

Position Overview

OCCRP is looking for ambitious and tenacious investigative journalists who want to report on global, world-changing stories. The ideal candidate will have an unquenchable curiosity and a drive to expose wrongdoing in the public interest. They are meticulous, resourceful, and have a nose for what makes a great, impactful story.

Job Description


Work closely with OCCRP’s investigative editors to identify and pursue hard-hitting, follow-the-money investigations.
Join teams of other reporters from OCCRP’s regional teams and partner organizations to collaborate on our biggest and most complex stories. Be the frontline of investigative excellence for OCCRP’s network of journalists.
Understand and always seek to uphold OCCRP’s high standards for levels of proof, fairness, accuracy, and newsworthiness.
Utilize commercial databases, OSINT, sources and other tools to provide information as needed to advance stories.
Offer your investigative skills and experience to OCCRP’s member centers and partners where required.

Skills and Experience

Proven track record of reporting investigations, with a preference for follow-the-money stories and related investigative skills (OSINT, familiarity with commercial databases, experience working with large datasets, commercial records etc.)
Comfortable working independently and under pressure, and able to meet tight deadlines.
Good storytelling skills, with the ability to turn complex topics into enjoyable, readable copy.
Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.
An understanding of libel/slander, privacy, tort and other laws that affect journalism is a plus.
Strong familiarity with any of the following regions is a plus (but not required):
Central and Eastern Europe
South Caucasus and Central Asia
Latin America
Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Russian or Spanish, is a plus.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and several of the best investigations you have worked on to jobs[at]occrp.org no later than January 17, 2024.

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We apologize that we will not be able to individually reply to all applicants. As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]occrp.org