Editorial Fellow: Central Asia and Caucasus

Editorial Fellow: Central Asia and Caucasus

Location: Remote, but should be compatible with European and Central Asian time zones

Application Deadline: open until filled


The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise.

Position Overview

In recent years, OCCRP’s award-winning Central Asia and Caucasus team has produced ground-breaking investigations about Central Asian smugglers, London property empires, and Azerbaijani human traffickers.

Now we’re looking for a talented, ambitious, and tenacious editorial fellow to join the team and help us turn our ever-growing pipeline of stories into clear, compelling, readable investigations.

This is six-month position during which you will help with all aspects of the reporting and editing process. If the arrangement works out to your and OCCRP’s satisfaction, you may be hired for a permanent editorial position with growing responsibility.

To succeed, you do not need extensive investigative experience — you will be trained on the job. But you do need to be an experienced reporter or editor and an excellent writer, with regional knowledge and solid journalistic instincts.

Skills and Experience Needed:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, a CV, and a writing sample to jobs[at]occrp.org

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to all unsuccessful applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]occrp.org.

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