Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistleblowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and other instances where the government fails to serve the public. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has a $7 million annual budget that supports three projects and a staff of 39 employees.
POGO is looking for a talented Deputy Director of Investigations to help conduct, oversee, and execute hard-hitting investigative journalism involving the United States government. The Deputy Director of Investigations will report to the Director of Investigations.
- Assist in managing a nearly 10-person investigations team (which includes POGO employees, volunteers, and independent contractors at levels ranging from upstarts to senior investigative reporters).
- Vet, plan, advance, edit, and support the publishing of investigations involving the federal government (including the setting of priorities for investigations and general project management).
- Help investigators and POGO’s policy team craft fact-based reforms to achieve the organization’s mission.
- Ensure ongoing professional development of the investigations team to expand their credentials, knowledge base, and skills.
- Conduct and directly participate in investigations as other responsibilities allow and require.
- Minimum of 5 years of significant investigative experience involving government and/or corporate accountability—or demonstrated equivalent experience—with numerous examples of published work written for the general public.
- Minimum of 3 years of management experience. Experience managing teams of 3 or more people, or teams that have conducted investigations or research, is preferred.
- Demonstrated track-record of leadership and management of complex investigative projects that have led to hard-hitting, published findings that break news is a huge plus.
- Demonstrated track-record of leadership and management of short-term investigative projects that hit daily news cycles is a huge plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Compensation and benefits:
- Competitive nonprofit salary in the range of $85K-$95K.
- Health, dental, and vision insurance.
- 403(b) investment plan available, with employer retirement contribution once eligible.
- Life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
- Metro SmartTrip benefits.
- Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: POGO Deputy Director of Investigations, or mail application to Project on Government Oversight, 1100 G Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.
POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We encourage all interested and qualified individuals to apply.