Posted On: September 24, 2020
Media Organization: The Economist
The Economist has been editorially independent since it was founded in September 1843 to take part "in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress".
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THE ECONOMIST is seeking applicants for two paid fellowships in America. Each fellow will spend six months as a journalist working with our New York and Washington bureaus, writing articles about politics and policy in the United States. Previous experience in journalism is not necessary, but applicants should possess a love of writing, inquiry and debate.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.
To apply, applicants should submit an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s United States section, along with an updated resume. Of these, the most important is the original article, which should demonstrate analytical rigour and wit. We will read your article blind without considering your CV to create a shortlist of candidates.
Applicants should send their article and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30th, 2020. The anticipated start date is Monday, January 4th, with a monthly remuneration of about $3,000.
Please note, to qualify for consideration, all applicants must have US work authorisation.