ProPublica and The Texas Tribune are creating a joint investigative unit based in Austin to cover important accountability stories throughout Texas. And we’re looking for five reporters to join the team.
Texas is at or near the center of many national news stories — and demographic and political shifts often play out there first. The state is at the forefront of the immigration debate. Its education policies power the nation’s textbooks. It’s ground zero for the nation’s fights over energy and natural resources. It is a magnet for corporate relocations and technology companies. We’re not looking to cover the news day to day or the policy battles in the Legislature. (The Tribune has that covered). Instead, we are going be chronicling gaps in oversight, abuses of power, conflicts of interest and betrayals of the public trust throughout the state.
We’re looking for reporters who:
Have a track record of aggressive reporting and landing revelatory stories about what’s happening. If that experience is in Texas, all the better, but we are open to reporters with strong bodies of work from outside the state.