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Location: Remote

Job status: Full-time

Salary: $50,000-$65,000, depending on experience

The Position:

The Lever is looking for a diligent and resourceful reporter with a track record of delivering impactful investigative stories that shed light on the inner workings of the U.S. political and financial system. The reporter will use record requests, subject-matter expertise, and a deep well of sources to generate eye-opening investigative scoops and analyses based on the news cycle of the day.

Candidates who have a history of groundbreaking reporting in the realm of politics, business, technology, or the environment will be considered. The reporter will be expected to file a story a week, with the opportunity also to develop and deliver longer deep-dive reports.

This is a full-time, fully remote, and salaried position with benefits including a generous health care stipend, office expense reimbursements, and paid time off.


  • At least three to five years experience as a reporter.
  • Experience filing record requests, tracking political donations, and scrutinizing business records.
  • A strong grasp of what makes for a good Lever story.
  • A keen ability to track and respond to the ever-shifting news cycle.
  • Proven aptitude in hitting deadlines and filing clean and accurate copy on complex, highly scrutinized matters.
  • Comfort and proficiency in operating independently, while also working in harmony with a small team of hardworking remote journalists.
  • Commitment to The Lever’s subscriber-supported model and approach to accountability journalism.
  • The passion, imagination, and ambition needed to build a transformative news organization.

How To Apply For These Opportunities:

Send a cover letter, resume, references, and three clips to jobs@levernews.com.

The Lever is an equal opportunity employer​ that is committed to a diverse workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons.

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