Job Openings at Injustice Watch

Judges Reporter

Injustice Watch seeks a senior reporter to cover the judicial system in Cook County and Illinois. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of the court system, experience covering issues of equity and justice, and a track record of using enterprise and investigative techniques. We’re looking for someone who is able to translate legalese, government and political jargon into clean copy that tells the reader what’s important, while also listening to and centering communities disproportionately affected by the justice system.

We expect the reporter to provide beat reporting that regularly yields breaking news, analysis, explainers, and features while also contributing to long-term special projects that shed light on the judiciary, including our judicial election guides and collaborative data journalism project, The Circuit. The reporter will be expected to play a leadership role on projects related to their beat, and also support our organization’s ongoing mentorship programs.

The ideal candidate will be open to learning new skills to fulfill expectations for the role and eager to work collaboratively on team projects and with our community partners. The reporter will also collaborate with Injustice Watch’s engagement team to connect readers with our vital public service journalism.

Salary: $65,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience

Click here for more information about this opening. Please apply using this application form by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 31. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Housing Reporter

Injustice Watch seeks a reporter to cover housing inequities in Chicago and Cook County. Our ideal candidate has knowledge of local housing issues and policies, experience covering issues of equity and justice, and a track record of using enterprise and investigative techniques. We are looking for someone who will cover housing through an intersectional, investigative lens while centering communities that are most affected by housing insecurity and homelessness.

We expect the reporter to provide beat reporting that regularly yields breaking news, analysis, explainers, and features to shed light on the systemic issues that exacerbate housing insecurity and poverty. This reporter will also contribute to our judicial election guide by compiling information and reporting on eviction court judges.

The ideal candidate will be open to learning new skills to fulfill expectations for the role and eager to work collaboratively on team projects and with our community partners. The reporter will also collaborate with Injustice Watch’s engagement team to connect readers with our vital public service journalism.

Salary: $60,000 – $65,000, commensurate with experience.

Click here for more information about this opening. Please apply using this application form by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 31. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.