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Searchlight New Mexico



Investigative Reporters, multimedia story tellers

(Updated 6/2/2017)  We're happy to report these positions have been filled.

(Posted 1/30/2017)

Searchlight New Mexico - a new non-profit, non-partisan investigative reporting organization - is seeking several reporters of varying degrees of experience to join a small dynamic team of experienced journalists addressing complex statewide problems in New Mexico.  Specifically, we're looking for:  Read more


Senior Data Journalist
(posted: Jan. 19, 2017)

Searchlight New Mexico, a new non-profit, non-partisan investigative reporting organization, is seeking a senior data journalist to help us launch and maintain a website with a wide variety of local and state data, including payroll, pensions and contracts.  The ideal candidate will know how to extract unwieldy data sets from obstinate bureaucracies and will be a skilled enough analyst and writer to ferret out stories that hold the powerful accountable and help explain how our tax dollars are being spent. Applicants should have strong experience with Excel, Access, SQL, as well as various data mapping and data visualization tools. We’re a well-funded start-up that believes in paying journalists what they deserve.  We’re located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where art, culture and the outdoors come together in unmatched beauty.  Come join us and help us build this organization into a journalistic powerhouse. Send a cover letter, resume and clips to Ray Rivera at