We’re Hiring an Investigative Reporter

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U.S. Right to Know is seeking an investigative reporter to expand our work educating consumers and policy leaders about our nation’s food system.

U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health group that researches and reports on key food issues.  We publish our own work and collaborate with journalists worldwide to reveal what’s in our food, and what goes on behind the scenes in political decisions about our food.  We investigate the risks associated with the corporate food system, and the food industry’s practices and influence on public policy.

Our work has been featured in the New York TimesBoston Globe, BMJ, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, the GuardianLe MondeSTAT, McClatchy, San Diego Union-TribuneBloomberg Businessweek, Mother Jones, Nature Biotechnology, Good Housekeeping and many other outlets.

The investigative reporter will prepare FOIA requests, and develop sources in companies and agencies. They will write articles, op-eds, blogs, social media posts and fact sheets.

The investigative reporter can be based anywhere in the United States.  This is a full-time position.


  • Investigative reporting experience is preferred
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Science background is preferred
  • Knowledge of food, agriculture, GMOs, pesticides, sweeteners, food additives, environmental health, public health, soda and obesity issues is preferred
  • Computer literate, and comfortable with acquiring new skills
  • Flexible at setting priorities and managing multiple projects
  • High ethical standards

This position is available immediately. Compensation is competitive and based on experience.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to gary@usrtk.org.  In the email subject line, please write: “INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER”

U.S. Right to Know is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about our work, please see usrtk.org and usrtk.org/our-investigations.