Wanna be an Investigative Reporter? Scientology Wants YOU!
Would you like having this guy as your news editor?
You may think it’s extremely tough to find well-paying, longform investigative writing work these days, but maybe you’re not looking in the right places.
Maybe you’re not looking toward Scientology.
Freedom Magazine, the official investigative reporting arm of the Church of Scientology, is looking for sleuths:
Company: Freedom Magazine
Position: INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER NEEDED
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Job Status: Freelance
Description: Freedom Magazine is looking for experienced investigative reporters for short and long-range assignments. Freedom, published by the Church of Scientology since 1968, covers human rights and social betterment issues and does investigative reporting in the public interest. Projects for this particular assignment are in the Tampa Bay, Florida area for the most part, but investigation can be conducted by phone and through Internet research.
One might gather that this is in response to a bunch of damning reports from the St. Petersburg Times (check out Freedom’s response to the Times’ investigation), but regardless, this is, in fact, investigative reporting work.
Is it worth the threat of being indoctrinated into a “thriving cult of greed and power“? Is it worth having Tom Cruise as your news editor (or at least someone on Freedom’s equivalent to an editorial board)? And since Scientology is known for attempting to stifle anti-Scientology rhetoric with lawsuits and disinformation, would it be possible to do quote-unquote unbiased reporting for the institution?
I don’t know. But the phrase “work is work” comes to mind.