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Joseph Scancarella, chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation

SCI looking to hire an experienced investigative reporter

State Commission of Investigation seeking someone to author reports of government waste, corruption

By David Wildstein, October 18 2019 4:06 pm

The New Jersey State Commission on Investigation is looking to hire an “investigative writer” to author reports of probes into government waste, corruption and organized crime.

According to an ad posted on a journalism employment website, the SCI is seeking “a seasoned writer” with at least seven years of experience in investigative reporting.”

“He/she will work with teams of attorneys, investigators, forensic accountants and intelligence analysts to assemble compelling narratives that convey the factual findings and reform recommendations stemming from various SCI investigative projects,” the ad stated.  “The position is considered a key component of senior staff and carries a generous salary and benefits package.”

Kathy Hennessy Riley, a spokesperson for the SCI, said that while the job title is new, the agency has employed former journalists in the past.

That includes Riley, who was a Gannett and Associated Press statehouse reporter before joining state government in 2004.

SCI executive director Lee Seglem was the Gannett Statehouse Bureau Chief and managing editor of the New Jersey Reporter magazine before joining the SCI In 1994.

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