Work with The Appeal


The Appeal’s vision is an America where stability and dignity are within everyone’s reach. We produce reporting and analysis that public officials, journalists, advocates, and scholars use to solve the problems that keep everyday people up at night—problems that increase instability and diminish dignity.

We tell stories about the barriers that stand in the way of that vision—and the solutions needed to get there—through original reporting, commentary, explainers, live shows and events, white papers and other reports, newsletters, and podcasts. The Appeal elevates under-covered local stories of national relevance and connects the dots to similar developments in other jurisdictions. We focus relentlessly on the stories, policy ideas, and emerging patterns across geographies and levels of government, including federal developments. We identify trends that might otherwise be missing from coverage.

We work to get that coverage in front of decision-makers and opinion leaders who can use it to make a difference, and we cover subsequent movement on these issues, building momentum for change. We define our success in how public officials, advocates, academics, and other journalists meaningfully engage with our work.

Open Positions

Social Media Editor

About the Position The Appeal is hiring a Social Media Editor who works closely with the editorial and audience teams to make sure the social media content reflects the broader priorities of the organization —Read More

Commentary Editor

About the Position The Appeal publishes informed commentary on issues relevant to our mission and other journalism. The Appeal is hiring a someone to solicit, edit, research, and write persuasive pieces of commentary. We’re lookingRead More

Writer, Appeal Live

About the Position The Appeal Live is a streaming news show that is a co-production of NowThis and The Appeal. It features elected officials, high-profile advocates, and experts who discuss issues that impact our mostRead More

Editor, The Point

About the Position The Point is a brevity-focused editorial page for the social web, telling the story of how policy, politics, and the legal system shape the lives of everyday people in America. The PointRead More

Senior Reporter

About the Position The Senior Reporter is largely a general assignment, multi-issue role. In a typical week, a Senior Reporter will report and write 2-4 original stories on topics spanning policing, incarceration, housing, homelessness, economicRead More