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The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.


The SPLC's Intelligence Project monitors activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, antigovernment militias, and other forms of extremism. The team is tasked with tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. The Intelligence Project publishes a magazine, white papers, investigative reports, social media items and blog posts. The department also trains law enforcement officers and shares key intelligence and analysis about the radical right with the media and public.


The SPLC's Intelligence Project seeks an Investigative Reporter to craft investigative content for the Intelligence Project's print and digital platforms. The investigative reporter will research, develop, write, and produce groundbreaking investigative content. They will work in tandem with our managing editor to generate long and short term investigative projects and content; produce major articles focusing on extremism, terrorism, and hate groups for the Intelligence Report and our online platforms; contribute research and analysis on emerging events; provide written and digital content for our website; and develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive and compelling story content. The investigative reporter will work closely with our Research and Data teams to conceptualize and produce factual, ethical, and impactful investigative content. This position could be located in Montgomery, AL or Atlanta, GA.



  • Create, research and report, short and long form content through investigation and research;
  • Produce ideas for IP and SPLC publications, campaigns and other advocacy efforts;
  • Utilize sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, write and produce exclusive, impactful stories and investigative projects;
  • Review copy for accuracy, clarity and libel;
  • Coordinate with internal partners to create excellent, audience driven content for web and social media;
  • Compile documentation to facilitate ease of fact checking.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, experience can be substituted for education;
  • 3+ years of investigative journalism experience with demonstrated results;
  • Excellent research, writing and reporting skills;
  • Strong ability to build trust and credibility with stakeholders across the organization;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment;
  • Commitment to develop and maintain sources;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work autonomously;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Commitment to the values and mission of SPLC. 


Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions. 



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.


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  Metro Area Atlanta GA
  Job Location City atlanta
  Job Location State Georgia
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Legal
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Oct. 10, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Southern Poverty Law Center
  Organizational Focus Legal Services
  Contact Person Derrick Carr
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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