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To expand our team, we are looking to hire several additional full-time journalists. See job descriptions below.

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Senior Reporter

Location: Remote

Job status: Full-time

Salary Range: $55,000-$80,000

The Position:

The Lever is looking for an enterprising and aggressive senior reporter with a track record of delivering big stories that break through the noise and facilitate change. The reporter will be a reliable self-starter, using their subject-matter expertise and deep well of sources to generate eye-opening investigative scoops and analyses based on the news cycle of the day. At the same time, the reporter will excel at independently cultivating long-term enterprise projects. Candidates who have a history of groundbreaking reporting in the realm of politics, business, or the environment will be considered. The reporter will be expected to file a mix of short stories on the news and longer deep-dive reports. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits including a generous health care stipend, office expense reimbursements, and paid time off.


  • At least five to six 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 positions:

Send a cover letter, resume, references, and three work samples 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.