Are you an experienced journalist with investigative instincts and skills? Someone passionate about issues of identity, polarization, hate speech and digital misinformation? Eager to hold powerful institutions and leaders to account and explore the complexities of today’s American Jewish world?
Then you might be the Forward’s next News-Enterprise Reporter.
The Forward, the nation’s oldest and largest Jewish news organization, is seeking someone who can shape and land memorable, high-impact projects but also spin quick scoops and distinctive takes off the day’s happenings.
The successful applicant will be an intrepid, innovative, omnivorous newshound who is comfortable both with data and documents and with human source-building and narrative storytelling. Someone committed to the traditional mission of independent journalism but ready to develop new habits for expressing it for the audiences and platforms of today and tomorrow.
We are a small team with limited resources, so we need entrepreneurial thinking and a collaborative spirit, in order to leverage tools and partnerships to best tell stories. Our staff is passionate about driving and hosting the American Jewish conversation, and open-minded about experimenting to find the best ways of doing so. The right candidates will have demonstrated track records of framing important questions and doggedly pursuing them.
Established as a Yiddish, Socialist daily broadsheet in 1897, the Forward taught generations of Jewish immigrants what it means to be American. Now fully digital, we aim to tell the stories that matter the most in today’s diverse American Jewish communities, ensuring that every individual both sees herself reflected in our pages — and is challenged by them.
The Forward remains the nation’s largest Jewish journalism outlet, with more than 1.5 million readers a month, a third of them under 35 years old. It is an independent, reader-supported nonprofit committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our coverage, staffing, and culture — applicants need not be Jewish.
This is a full-time role represented by the News Guild, with a salary range of $50,000 to $75,000 depending on experience, and generous benefits. The Forward’s newsroom is in Lower Manhattan but applicants willing to work remotely from anywhere in the United States are welcome.
To apply, please send a resume, a one-page pitch for the j****************Reporter. For general information about the Forward and this opportunity, contact Robin Washington, Editor-at-Large.
The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily Yiddish broadsheet, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing in English and Yiddish at forward.com. It is an independent, reader-supported nonprofit, run by the Forward Association, and committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in coverage, staffing and culture.
The Forward is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information or any other status protected by law.