The Civio Foundation is an independent, non-profit newsroom based in Spain which monitors public authorities through investigative and data journalism.

In recent years, we have investigated access to health through new approaches such as the use of public procurement data, as well as the relationships between doctors and Pharma companies and Pharma-government negotiations to set medicine prices.

Now we have an opening for a senior investigative reporter to continue and expand this health-related work and collaborate in other reporting topics. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Applicants should have a very specific profile:

Key responsibilities:

You will work with Eva Belmonte (Civio’s managing editor) -sometimes independently, others under her direction- to:

  • Produce and edit health and public policies investigations (e.g. on prices paid for certain medicines and its impact on public spending, the relationships between pharmaceutical companies and governments/doctors, pharmaceutical lobby practices, etc).

  • Coordinate and carry out the training linked to pharma/health research.

  • Help establish and develop a network of journalists specialized in these areas (procurement, health, lobby…) across different European countries.

  • Build relationships with civil society organizations, other media outlets and networks specialized in access to health, and open collaboration channels to share with them data and information.

  • Propose an advocacy strategy based on the topics that Civio works (e.g. transparency in the negotiations and medicine price setting).

Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years experience in the areas of health and/or science, with proven track record in achieving editorial goals.

  • Capable of coordinating a small team and do some tasks beyond journalism (i.e. advocacy, training).

  • Able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

  • Experience leading an editorial team and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

  • Capable of establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other journalists and organizations.

  • Comfortable working with data/statictics and the tools to analyse and present it.

  • High level of English and Spanish would be required, both written and spoken.

  • Rigurous and experienced in fact-checking and in-depth analysis of tough readings, such as scientific papers or laws.

What we offer:

  • A full-time position based in Madrid.

  • An gross annual salary in the range of 28,000-32,000 euros, depending on your experience and skills.

  • A highly collaborative environment among team members with diverse skills and tons of challenges to get solved together. The chance to learn from other fields such as data analysis and visualisation, public procurement and regulations.

  • The opportunity to make investigative, analytical, deep and rigorous journalism and being published not just in our site but also by other media: we love to cooperate with new re-publishing partners (in Spain and abroad). All of our content is Creative Commons licensed.

  • Being a key part of an award-winning organization, a proof that journalism can generate change.

  • Nice working place near Atocha train station.

Call for applications is open until July 3rd. If you are interested, please send us an email to [email protected] with your CV, examples of previous works in Spanish and English (if available) and a motivation letter (in English). We need someone to start as soon as possible.