Posted On: April 18, 2014
Media Organization: NY Mag / NYU Journalism
More about the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute: https://journalism.nyu.edu/
Bedford + Bowery, a news site produced by NYU Journalism in collaboration with New York magazine, is pleased to offer a summer fellowship for graduate students and recent grads. We're seeking applicants who can start immediately as well as those who can start in June.
As a B+B fellow, you'll be reporting five full days per week, from 10am to 6pm, for the "best new local blog" (per L magazine) covering downtown Manhattan and North Brooklyn. The pay is $600/week.
We're seeking reporters who are eager to produce lively, engaging, and timely stories with a focus on the East Village, LES, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick (though you needn't necessarily be constrained to those neighborhoods). Applicants will ideally be savvy about the neighborhoods listed above or at the very least eager to explore them to the hilt, with an eye for news minutia as well as larger stories in the areas of education, politics, crime, housing and real estate, arts and culture, and business openings and closings, to name just some of our areas of coverage. You should be able to cultivate sources and write quickly and accurately, with an engaging, “bloggy” tone and sense of humor when appropriate.
You’ll be on call at 20 Cooper Square to report stories as assigned by the site's editor. Since you’ll also be encouraged to pitch stories and even come up with ideas for regular columns during editorial meetings, creative thinking and a familiarity with the blogosphere is a plus. We’re looking for someone who is proactive, eager to share ideas, and has a sense of fun. But above all, the site strives to be the first to report neighborhood news in a competitive environment; you should be able to thrive under tight deadlines and turn around copy that meets the standards of New York magazine, editors of which work closely with the site in case a story warrants pick-up across other New York magazine blogs or in the magazine. They also are looking closely at B+B's daily file for emerging talent. You should expect to write at least one story per day, and be able to work on longer features while also producing shorter items.
The deadline for applications is April 25. Please send your resume, along with links to your work, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Fellowship application."