Enterprise Reporter (Asia, Africa, or Middle East-based)

· Remote, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time

About us

The Fuller Project is the award-winning global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting on women, to raise awareness, expose injustice and spur accountability. 

Our reporters in the US and around the globe rigorously report on untold stories and the interconnected issues affecting women and their communities everywhere. Our reporting often leads the news cycle and is published in prominent outlets, bringing the full story to a large and diverse audience.

Since 2015, our team has published hundreds of articles and reached millions of readers. In 2020 alone, we reported on stories such as: a series on childcare issues affecting working mothers during Covid-19, intimate partner violence increasing across the world and compounded by pandemic lockdowns, and a multi-part series on global domestic workers from Asia and Africa. 

About the role 

We are seeking an experienced Enterprise Reporter who has a specialized beat in an area such as: technology, labor, economics, inequity, safety and security, trafficking, immigration or other topics. Interested candidates should pitch us their specific beat, highlight past reporting that shows expertise in the beat and be prepared to pitch us stories and series on day one in their new role they intend to cover.    

The Reporter should have proven experience reporting on the beat through the lens of gender and intersectionality. This role will focus on stories in the reporter’s region of expertise. The Reporter will report to our global editorial team and can be based anywhere, with a preference for Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. We prefer candidates who are experts in a region or country, fluent in a language of the country where they're based and understand how to bring local issues with national and global context to a wide ranging audience. 

The ideal candidate shares a passion for our mission, has experience working in a newsroom, is deadline-focused and entrepreneurial, sees trends and can identify stories for longer-range coverage, and is constantly asking themselves, “Whose voice is missing from the conversation? What is the historical or systemic context surrounding this issue? How can I go deeper?”  Ideal candidates will also have the following background and skills: 

  • Deep understanding of their beat, including landscape, coverage and trends 
  • Ability to apply that understanding to women and communities often left out of the mainstream narrative 
  • Proven track record of reporting on unheard stories related to their beat
  • Strong narrative reporter; investigative and/or data reporting experience a plus
  • Deep source network of both experts related to the beat and women from communities affected by the issues in the beat
  • Works well with other reporters and enjoys sharing a byline
  • Willingness to receive and act on feedback and edits 
  • Passionate for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently in a remote environment 
  • Ability to work productively in a non-partisan environment, guided by journalism ethics, and in nonprofit newsroom

This position can work remotely from anywhere outside of the US and Europe, with the ability to join weekly team calls with US and Europe-based team members, as appropriate (we respect time zone differences and will never ask team members to join calls in the middle of their nights). This is a full-time staff role with benefits, including: 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Health insurance 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous vacation policy, plus flexible and inclusive holiday schedule
  • Phone and communications stipend
  • Technology benefits, such as a company-provided laptop
  • A commitment to an inclusive and diverse work culture
  • Professional learning and development opportunities    

How to Apply

If you are interested in the role, please submit three published stories that exemplify your experience reporting on your topic and be prepared to pitch us stories that we haven’t yet covered. In addition, please write a cover letter including your feedback on our work, your specific interest in this role and the connection between your experiences and these responsibilities. 

The Fuller Project is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity of all forms in our newsroom. We welcome candidates of all gender identities to apply. 

Interested candidates should apply online by May 7. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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