Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistleblowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and when the government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has an annual budget of more than $6 million, which supports a staff of over 45 employees.
POGO’s investigations and research team is looking for a talented Freelance Investigative Journalist to assist with a project covering the ethics, effectiveness, and oversight of land management by the federal government—including tribal lands, the process of awarding federal assistance to the extractive industries, royalties, land swaps, and the revolving door between government and the private sector. The Freelance Investigative Journalist would primarily work with and report updates to POGO’s Director of Investigations and Research.
We encourage potential applicants to apply even if they only have experience or familiarity in some of the areas described below. We fully recognize that many great candidates will not have experience in all of the areas we list, or may have relevant experiences and skills that we have not listed or considered.
This variable-hour contract work is available immediately and would run through December 31, 2021.
Compensation consists of a monthly stipend commensurate with experience, starting at $1,500 per month.
Work under this contract is to be conducted remotely, does not qualify the consultant for any benefits, and requires the consultant to handle all tax matters.
Please submit your resume and portfolio (or other samples of your work) through POGO’s application portal. No phone calls please.
Application Deadline: July 20th, 2021
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