South American Editor

South American Editor

Location: Applicant to be based in Colombia, although we will consider other Latin American countries.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2022

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

OCCRP is seeking to hire a regional South American editor to join their team of cross-border investigative journalists and editors. The editor will be expected to commission, manage, and help produce high-quality investigations that have a real-world impact and directly address the scourge of organized crime and corruption on the continent. Critically, the person should be familiar with the high standards of OCCRP. The regional editor will be located in South America and be a citizen or permanent resident of that region. They will also liaise closely with the rest of OCCRP’s Latin American team, as well as OCCRP editors and journalists around the world. This is a full-time position.

We are looking for a solid, proven investigative editor who is Spanish speaker native and fluent in English who can work efficiently with our partners and independent journalists from Latin America.

The ideal candidate has experience in investigative reporting and some experience in editing and managing teams. They will be responsible for developing cross-border investigative stories.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

Person Description



To Apply

To apply, please email to jobs[at]

All applications must be submitted in English. The investigative samples can be in Spanish. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

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