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Investigative Reporter

Indianapolis, IN, USA Req #4945
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Investigative Reporter

Would you like to join the investigative team that exposed the sexual abuse scandal within USA Gymnastics? Would you like to work with the reporters that revealed the allegations against team physician Larry Nassar that resulted in more than 330 girls and women coming forward?

The Indianapolis Star is looking for an experienced and accomplished investigative reporter to join our team. If you are interested in journalism that makes a difference -- locally, statewide, regionally and nationally -- IndyStar is committed to doing work at the highest level.

And, of course, not just in the world of gymnastics. IndyStar reporters have produced award-winning work on such topics as then-Gov. Mike Pence's use of private emails and the persistent problem with witness intimidation that has helped fuel the city's growing number of homicides.

This is meaningful and ambitious work. It also requires versatile and sophisticated reporting skills. If you've never filed a public records request or built a database or been threatened with a lawsuit, this is likely not the job for you. But if you are determined to get to the truth, have a sense of justice and fairness, a thick skin, able to work collaboratively with others, and admire clear and impactful writing, then we'd love to hear from you.



  • Multiple years of experience as an Investigative Reporter or similar journalism.
  • This role may require a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.



Application Instructions:


We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes as much of the following as you can:


  1. Your resume – condensed to a few pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.


It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


Here's what we have to offer: 


We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!



Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA