Director, Type Investigations Editors Institute 

Type Investigations, a nonprofit investigative newsroom and project of Type Media Center, seeks a Director for its soon-to-be-launched Editors Institute. The ideal candidate will be a creative and enterprising journalist eager to launch and grow a new project. 

The project’s goals are threefold: To help journalists gain the skills they need to compete for top investigative editing jobs; to connect news outlets to experienced investigative editors at a time when such candidates are scarce; and to help transform a traditionally white, male-dominated field.

The Editors Institute will help journalists of diverse backgrounds transition into new roles as investigative editors. Editor fellows will edit at least two major investigations during their year-long fellowships, working alongside an experienced team of editors, fact-checkers, and researchers in an award-winning newsroom. Type Investigations partners with a wide range of print, broadcast, and digital media outlets, including Politico, The Texas Observer, Reveal, NPR, The Intercept, and Mother Jones. 

This is a part-time unionized position with the possibility of becoming full-time. 

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Helping to design and launch a year-long editing fellowship.
  • Working with our development team to draft funding proposals.
  • Developing an application process and conducting outreach to recruit potential fellows.
  • Providing intensive, hands-on guidance to three inaugural editor fellows.
  • Facilitating fellows’ participation in on-site and outside trainings.
  • Coordinating staff mentors for fellows who will help support their work.
  • Helping Type Media Center evaluate the success of the program and implement changes.
  • Developing a vision for the program’s growth and expansion.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A successful track record as an investigative editor.
  • Management experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Development experience (a plus, but not required).

This position is open to candidates based in NYC or comfortable working remotely. Part-time salary range: $50,000-60,000 plus benefits. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, writing or editing sample in PDF format, and two references to  Please include “Director Editors Institute” in the subject line.

Type Investigations Seeks Senior Editor To Oversee Fellowship Program

About Type Investigations

Type Investigations is a nonprofit newsroom that produces ambitious investigative journalism. We tell deeply reported stories in partnership with print, broadcast, and digital media outlets — allowing us to bring our work to a wide range of audiences. Our team provides journalists with expert editorial guidance; rigorous fact-checking; research assistance; and funds to cover their travel, time, and other reporting costs. We are committed to reporting from the ground up, elevating stories from the communities most affected by wrongdoing.

Type Investigations is a project of Type Media Center, which is also home to a publishing imprint, along with fellowships, prizes, and events.

Job Description

The Senior Editor will be responsible for overseeing the Ida B. Wells Fellowship program, an initiative launched in 2016. By mentoring reporters from historically underrepresented backgrounds on their first in-depth investigative projects, this editor will have the opportunity to meaningfully support the careers of emerging reporters and to contribute to building a more inclusive field.

The program has an extraordinary track record of producing award-winning, high-impact work. Former fellows have been hired in newsrooms across the country and several are now in leadership roles.

The Senior Editor will be responsible for:

  • Providing intensive, hands-on guidance to four fellows each year as they fashion their investigative projects; develop their reporting plans; plan field reporting, source cultivation, interviews, and document acquisition; and shape their story narratives
  • Commissioning and overseeing additional projects from fellowship alums
  • Developing a vision for the program’s growth and expansion
  • Overseeing an outreach plan to attract fellowship applicants, and expanding our diverse team of outside nominators and mentors
  • Coordinating an application and editorial review process
  • Working closely with the fellows to place their stories in appropriate partner outlets and guiding them through early drafts
  • Participating in routine editorial meetings as part of the Type Investigations team
  • Participating in development activities related to the fellowship program

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for making journalism a more equitable industry; strong reporting, writing, editing, and organizational skills; and sound editorial judgment. We seek candidates with experience reporting or editing feature-length work, reporting or editing investigative journalism, and mentoring reporters of color.

If you can imagine passionately guiding this project, please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing or editing sample in PDF format to: Please include “Senior Editor Fellowship Program” in the subject line.

This is a full-time unionized position, with generous health, retirement, vacation, parental leave and flex-time benefits. Salary range: $80,000+, commensurate with experience. Our office is based in New York City, but remote candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Type Media Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, partnership status, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Type Media Center is a nonprofit home for independent journalists and authors. Our mission is to produce high-impact journalism and literary nonfiction that addresses injustice and inequality, catalyzes change, informs and uplifts social movements, and sparks national and global conversations while transforming the fields of journalism and publishing.