Jobs

PublicSource is a nonprofit online journalism organization in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and characters to explain complex issues in the areas of public safety, education, health, the environment, local government and social justice.


Reporter focusing on city planning, economic development and infrastructure

PublicSource, a nonprofit media outlet delivering public-service journalism in the Pittsburgh region, is looking for a reporter to focus on the policies and impact of urban development on residents and neighborhoods.

If you are a person interested in urban development issues, can develop sources, break down complex policies and analyze data while at the same time spot a great story and find creative ways to tell it, please apply.

The urban design beat will be a combination of breaking news reporting and longform/enterprise reporting. We need a reporter who has a track record of telling complex stories of different lengths, formats and media and making these stories memorable. The ideal candidate is able to turn around high-quality copy under a tight deadline.

Data analysis skills are preferred; experience with FOIA requests is also highly sought after.

We are looking for a go-to person who has a knack for explaining things, willing and able to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape in a small nonprofit newsroom. You will be expected to be in the know of what’s going on at the level of the local and state agencies driving development.

We offer a solid benefits package with paid time off, retirement contributions and a parental leave. Our newsroom has a collaborative work culture; from fact-checking to story ideas, we like people to pitch in, work hard and help each other out.

Please send your resume, cover letter with ideas and samples of your work to mila@publicsource.org by Nov. 30.


Spring 2019 PublicSource editorial internship

  • We want someone who goes through life with an eye for untold stories and can figure out how to tell those stories through interviews and research as well as technically sound and creative writing.
  • We expect interns to pitch ideas for enterprise stories and communicate with editors about the progress and timeframe. Interns may also assist staff reporters on longer term projects.
  • You should also be able to share your story on social media and have ideas for how all of our stories could get more exposure. (Note: We will check your social media accounts.)
  • And accuracy will be king to the right intern. You’ll do your own fact checks and help staffers.

PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom, will pay each intern a $700 stipend for the semester. If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re happy to fill out the forms.

We would prefer an intern to join us for at least 15 hours a week for the entirety of the semester. Our offices are at 746 E. Warrington Ave. in the Allentown neighborhood, right on the bus line.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Nov. 28 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.


Spring 2019 PublicSource fact-checking/research internship

  • A willingness to learn about what stories our writers are working on and the initiative to find and apply relevant and timely research to improve the stories.
  • A working knowledge of research techniques that can be employed at the library and online (i.e. Google Advanced Search, LexisNexis).
  • Enthusiasm about always getting it right. The intern would be responsible for taking on fact checks prepared by writers based off of their reporting and going through it with a fine-tooth comb. Some math chops would be helpful.
  • Someone who is constantly thinking how our fact-checking system could be made better and more bulletproof.

PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom, will pay each intern a $700 stipend for the semester. If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re happy to fill out the forms.

We would prefer an intern to join us for at least 15 hours a week for the entirety of the semester. Our offices are at 746 E. Warrington Ave. in the Allentown neighborhood, right on the bus line.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Nov. 28 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.


Spring 2019 PublicSource social media/marketing internship

  • Savvy social media skills: You’ve seen how news outlets are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and have ideas on what works and what doesn’t.
  • Active participation in brainstorming on how to make our community events informative and engaging so that people would not want to miss them.
  • The ability to take those event ideas and make it a reality. Help us plan and promote these events. Time management is essential.
  • Audience development: Fresh ideas for promoting PublicSource. Tracking down people and organizations with an innate interest in our story topics.
  • Someone game to do market research. What do other groups similar to ours do to promote their work? What kind of events are they hosting? What businesses are sponsoring them?
  • A desire to identify what skills are unique to you and how to apply them to PublicSource’s mission.

PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom, will pay each intern a $700 stipend for the semester. If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re happy to fill out the forms.

We would prefer an intern to join us for at least 15 hours a week for the entirety of the semester. Our offices are at 746 E. Warrington Ave. in the Allentown neighborhood, right on the bus line.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Nov. 28 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.


Spring 2019 PublicSource visuals internship

  • Someone with an eye for composing great photos, from candids to portraits, that relay the essence of a person or a story.
  • An interest or experience in videography.
  • The ability to conceptualize how to capture the audience’s attention on social media with different ways to present the visuals, like Instagram stories, Facebook galleries and more.
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills. Not every assignment will be during normal hours, so we need someone who is responsible and flexible.

PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom, will pay each intern a $700 stipend for the semester. If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re happy to fill out the forms.

We would prefer an intern to join us for at least 15 hours a week for the entirety of the semester. Our offices are at 746 E. Warrington Ave. in the Allentown neighborhood, right on the bus line.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Nov. 28 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.