Junior Investigator

Employer The Badger Project
Location Wisconsin | Remote
Type Internship
Contact information pcameron@thebadgerproject.org
Apply by Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!
More details thebadgerproject.org
Posted on June 22, 2022

Description

This is a great position for young or aspiring journalists who want to get some more experience and skills training. We will mostly be investigating state government and politics in Wisconsin. This isn’t really a writing gig, so you shouldn’t expect to get those sorts of clips. But you will get some great journalism experience in a variety of areas, including investigation and data gathering and analysis.

We are a nonpartisan journalism organization, which means if you work for us, you give up your right to make partisan political statements on social media, do partisan political activism, etc. You’ll have to scrub your social media of any partisan political content before you start.

Duties: mostly online research and computer work, building infographics, some fundraising, photography, open records requests, some in-person reporting/event coverage and writing is possible, miscellaneous duties

Start date: ASAP
Duration: ongoing
Wage: Unpaid, but there will be a $250 stipend for successfully completing the fall semester
Hours: As needed, on your own time
Location: Anywhere in Wisconsin (but you’ll mostly work remotely)

To apply: Complete the test below and send the answers, a resume, a short cover letter on why you want to do this work, and some clips of your writing, graphic design, photo and/or other work to the managing editor, Peter Cameron, at pcameron@thebadgerproject.org.

TEST
1. To establish your political districts, in what city do you live?
2. How many U.S. senators represent Wisconsin, and how many represent you?
3. Who represents you in the U.S. Senate?
4. How many U.S. House representatives represent Wisconsin, and how many represent you?
5. Who represents you in the U.S. House?
6. How many state senators are in the Wisconsin State Senate, and how many represent you?
7. Who represents you in the state Senate?
8. How many state representatives are in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and how many represent you?
9. Who represents you in the state Assembly?
10. How many of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seats are up for reelection this year?
11. Name some of the candidates.
12. How many of Wisconsin’s U.S. House seats are up for reelection this year?
13. Name some of the candidates.