Posted: 8/19/20
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Courts, Law & Democracy Reporter

NC Policy Watch
Raleigh, NC

The NC Justice Center, the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all is seeking a reporter to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Courts, Law and Democracy Reporter will be responsible for investigating, analyzing and reporting on the federal and state judicial system, including decisions of all courts that impact North Carolina residents, the qualifications and selection of judges and the operation of the court systems. In addition, the Courts, Law and Democracy Reporter will work with other non-profit organizations impacted by judicial decisions to encourage them to incorporate legal issues in their work and to support them in including court-related issues in their communication plans. The Courts, Law and Democracy Reporter will also be responsible for covering the criminal and civil justice issues in the General Assembly and Executive branch agencies. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.


Candidates should have a BA in Journalism or extensive experience writing about and analyzing legal decisions and issues relating to the courts. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience reporting for a media outlet or public policy nonprofit. Qualified candidates will have experience with new media technology and social media platforms. The position requires superior writing skills, the ability to work against deadlines and experience working in collaboration with diverse organizations and communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, and enjoy contributing to the organization’s mission by supporting the work of others.


The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on the Justice Center collective bargaining scale (minimum starting salary $42,900) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, twelve holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references, if possible in a single PDF, with “Courts, Law and Democracy Reporter” in the subject line to organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and i

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