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The Daily Beast is Hiring a Researcher Near New York City, NY

Job Description

The Daily Beast is seeking a dependable, self-motivated, and inquisitive researcher-reporter for our research team. The researcher will be responsible for aiding newsroom investigations and journalism across a wide array of topics, including politics, crime, U.S. news, entertainment, technology, and international affairs. Speed, diligence, and an enthusiasm for discovery are a must. Fluency with online and offline research tools is essential. The ideal candidate is a flexible, fast-moving news junkie who loves doing deep dives on topics in the news, finding hard-to-find people, and helping to expose corruption and malfeasance. The job will also include the opportunity to report and write original stories and work on individual and team investigations.


  • Work with senior editors to advance investigations across all verticals
  • Utilize search tools to advance news stories and investigations
  • Educate the newsroom on the latest research tricks and tools
  • File and manage FOIA requests
  • Obtain public records, court papers, criminal histories, business filings, and other vital information for reporters and editors
  • Brainstorm and disseminate best practices for tracking down hard-to-find people and facts, ferreting out real identities online, and tracking a person’s (often hidden) internet footprint
  • Use sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write his or her own stories on these topics
  • Fact-check political, government, and corporate leaders on these issues of the day
  • Help edit, guide, mentor, and collaborate with other members of The Daily Beast staff
  • Adhere to the ethical code, policies and procedures of The Daily Beast.


  • Strong research and reporting skills
  • Proven skill at translating raw research into actionable items for reporters and editors
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines
  • Willingness to collaborate with reporters, editors, and media partners
  • Advanced training in online and offline research methods
  • Unix/Linux/Bash experience a plus
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision
  • At least three years of journalism experience
  • A voracious news diet and appetite for current affairs, politics, and pop culture

Why work for us?

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in New York City. As a part of IAC, we are able to offer best-in-class benefits. 

  • Flexible vacation & sick leave (for exempt and non-guild employees) 
  • Hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work 
  • Comprehensive, employer-subsidized insurance plans
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits 
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks 
  • Free Daily Beast subscription

Your well being is our priority: 

  • Teledoc and One Medical memberships
  • Free subscription to Headspace 
  • A vibrant, collaborative, and supportive culture (we celebrate and have fun!)

We support our parents at all points on their journeys: 

  • Generous paid parental leave 
  • Free, premium, unlimited access to for your ongoing care needs: children, seniors, pets, home, and more
  • Care@Work Backup Care for Children: Access to subsidized, in-home (or in-center) care for your children up to 10 days per year

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Summary


Full Time


$53k-80k (estimate)







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