One-year paid fellowship

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2022/08/02/were-hiring-for-a-one-year-paid-fellowship-in-the-us

We are looking for a talented, enterprising and adaptable fellow for the expanding Digital department of The Economist. This fellow will spend one year working in our New York bureau, and will start as soon as possible.

The fellowship will involve:
• working on the newsdesk and Espresso news app, as part of a global team
• tracking the workflow of stories, liaising with different departments and publishing articles
• curating the home page and app
• pitching and writing articles, including Explainers and Daily Charts
• occasional weekend shifts

The fellow will work in the Digital team, but will be able to offer contributions to other departments, from audio to films to the weekly edition.

The aim of the fellowship is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous journalistic experience is not necessary, but candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills. They should be curious about the world and be able to write about it concisely, wittily and with rigour. Fellows should quickly become familiar with The Economist’s Style Guide.

They will also need to be meticulously organised, have a keen eye for detail and feel comfortable learning to work with different publishing systems and with different teams.

Please send a cover letter, CV and an original unpublished Explainer article of around 400 words suitable for publication to digitalintern@economist.com. The deadline is August 28th.

The article you send is the most important part of the application. We will read it blind (ie, without looking at your name or where you are from). Only if what you write matches what we are looking for will we look at your CV.

To qualify for consideration, all applicants must have pre-existing US work authorisation.

Editorial Fellowship

The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. Mother Jones fellows dive deep into every aspect of a national multimedia outfit—covering breaking news, assisting and conducting investigations, ensuring accuracy and impact, and seeing from the inside how awards are won. Fellows build on their reporting and research experience, working with reporters, editors, and our digital, audio, and art teams to master all the dimensions of a prize-winning digital and print publication.

Mother Jones fellowships are full-time positions. The next fellowship cycle will begin August 8, 2022, and run for about ten months, through late May 2023. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Those who are still in school or are only available part-time are not eligible, nor can fellowships be used for course credit. Because the first two weeks of the fellowship consist of intensive group trainings, all applicants, without exception, must be prepared to start on August 8. Mother Jones is not able to furnish work visas for applicants from outside the United States.

Fellows receive a $3,600 monthly stipend, plus an additional $200 per month for health care, supported by grants from the Irving Harris Foundation, Lannan Foundation, and Helen and Will Webster Foundation and by the generosity of our contributors.

Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage applications from members of communities that have been historically underrepresented in media, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

Position Descriptions

Editorial Fellowship: The editorial fellowship is a demanding, research-intensive foray into investigative journalism. Fellows work closely with reporters and editors on fact-checking, research, and reporting. You’ll receive training in every aspect of the editorial process, from research tools and methods to media law, and have opportunities to learn audio and data reporting, explore magazine feature writing, and hone your investigative skills. You’ll attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

Editorial fellows work closely on our award-winning bimonthly print magazine. By fact-checking our investigations, columns, and other reported pieces, fellows reverse-engineer a reporter’s work and learn what it takes to report, organize, and write a magazine story. Fellows are also expected and encouraged to report on subjects including national politics, climate change, the justice system, reproductive rights, and culture.

Fellows may also become involved in various digital projects—working on our newsletters, helping with web production, and aiding with our Climate Desk partnership—depending on interest and need.

Mother Jones has offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York. Most editorial staff are currently working remotely. The 2022-’23 fellowship cycle will start remotely, but there may be an opportunity to return to one of our offices before May 2023.

Editorial Fellowship

Phenomenal World is growing our editorial team and is seeking applicants for a part-time Editorial Fellowship. The fellowship will last six months. Hours may vary but candidates should expect roughly 20 hours per week, including attendance at weekly editorial meetings in the morning ET. Our office is in New York City, but remote work is possible for this position and applicants are welcome to apply regardless of location.

The pay is $2500/month.

Responsibilities:
- Work with the editorial team to brainstorm topics and authors, and execute commissions
- Work with drafts through multiple stages of editing and production
- Copy edit and proofread longform and shortform articles
- On occasion, collaborate on the planning and hosting of digital or hybrid events with PW authors and kindred writers and researchers

Requirements:
- Three years or more experience in news, magazine, or book publishing
- Familiarity with Google Drive and Google Sheets
- Strong copyediting and proofreading skills
- Experience shepherding pieces from conception to publication
- A serious commitment to clarity and style in writing
- Comfortability with asynchronous work, deadlines, and regular meetings
- An interest in economics, politics, sociology, history, and the broad scope of political economy we cover on Phenomenal World

Above all, we are looking for a sharp and experienced editor who is enthusiastic about understanding the global political economy.

2022-23 Fellow

Jewish Currents, a magazine of the Jewish left, is seeking a passionate, thoughtful, and detail-oriented fellow for a remote one-year position to begin in June.

Responsibilities are as follows:

- Fact-checking print and web pieces (JC will provide training!)
- Evaluating pitches and other editorial content
- Generating ideas for editorial pitch meetings
- Assisting staff writers and editors with research
- Editing, reporting, and writing pieces
- Supporting events
- Copy-editing and proofreading web piece

Additional responsibilities will depend on personal interests and may range from archival work to participation in our biweekly podcast. Fellows will also gain exposure to all aspects of the editorial and publishing process, and will be invited to attend weekly staff pitch meetings and regular professional development sessions conducted remotely, as well as twice-a-year staff retreats in New York City.

This is a full-time position; though fellows can work from anywhere, applicants should be able to work on Eastern Time. The position pays $41,000 annually and includes benefits. Applicants from marginalized identities, including identities marginalized in the Jewish community (Jews of color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, queer and trans people), are encouraged to apply.

Miseducation Podcast Fellow

The Bell is seeking New York City-based undergraduate or graduate school journalism students to support its Miseducation high school internship program in the 2022-23 academic year. The Miseducation Internship is a paid, after-school audio journalism program for motivated New York City high school students. Interns investigate inequities in the New York City public school system and use a range of reporting, storytelling and audio editing skills to produce stories for the Miseducation Podcast.

Fellows will help coach and train 4-5 high school student reporters while working alongside professional journalists to edit and produce feature-length podcast episodes. Fellows will receive professional credit on all stories they help produce.

Duties
- Attend weekly Miseducation team meetings

- Lead journalism skills workshops (such as pitch writing, conducting interviews, etc.)

- Meet weekly with each high school mentee for 30 minutes

- Provide written feedback on student work

Conduct journalistic research and some field reporting

Support with final editing and production of episodes

Hours and Compensation
- 20 total training hours in August -September

- 10 hours per week October to May

- Tuesdays and Thursdays in person 3-6pm, plus 4 flexible remote hours

- $20-$25 per hour, including training

- Transportation stipend

- Complimentary snacks, coffee, tea

- Course credit (if possible through your school)

Location
The Bell’s Manhattan Office: 25 Broadway, 12th Floor (+ some field reporting and remote work)

Qualifications
- At least two years of journalism education and/or experience

- Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a college or university in the New York City metropolitan area

- Passionate about supporting young people

- Strong commitment to racial and economic equity

Desired but not required
- Prior youth development or teaching experience

- Prior audio journalism experience

- Proficiency using audio editing software (Audacity, Pro Tools, etc.)

The Bell is especially interested in receiving applications from students who attended NYC public schools and/or who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in professional media.

New York Women’s Foundation IGNITE! Fellow, In The Thick

In The Thick is a political podcast where journalists of color discuss what’s missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In The Thick has conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss. It’s a podcast that values and gives platform to POC voices so communities of color understand they matter in the country’s political discourse. In 2020, In The Thick was awarded Adweek’s Diversity and Inclusion Podcast of the Year and the Latin Podcast Awards best English language podcast.
We are seeking recent graduates from a journalism program or journalism professionals with a passionate interest in reporting that centers the voices and stories of girls, young women, and gender-fluid individuals of color in NYC. The fellowship is funded by the New York Women’s Foundation and will focus on stories that encourage girls, young women, and gender-fluid youth of color to lead self-determined lives and create a culture and narrative shift to advance gender and racial equity in NYC.
The fellowship is open to female and/or gender-fluid individuals who are early-career reporters with no more than five years’ experience in the field. They will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, honing their journalistic and storytelling skills as well as gaining technical radio broadcasting and podcasting skills.
The fellowship will begin February 16, 2021, and end October 15, 2021. The fellow will work four days a week at the rate of $15/hour that will be paid out bi-weekly throughout the duration of the fellowship. Currently this fellowship will be remote through June 1, 2021 as the Futuro office is virtual due to COVID-19. We will be continuously monitoring the situation and the return date is subject to change. But the fellow should be NYC-based with the expectation of returning to Futuro’s Harlem office later in the year. A monthly MTA metrocard will be provided to the Fellow once Futuro’s office reopens and travel is necessary. The Fellow will be immersed in In The Thick’s editorial and production process, particularly gaining feedback on how to research, pitch, produce and edit stories from In The Thick’s unique perspective.
The ideal candidate should play well with others and enjoy production and reporting. They should have a passion for telling POC stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape. We’re a small shop, so we need someone who is a true team player, unafraid of rolling up their sleeves and doing whatever it takes to complete an assignment.
About In The Thick:
In The Thick is currently remote but usually is produced out of our Futuro Media office. The Futuro Media Group - an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. In The Thick drops two episodes a week. It is a roundtable podcast hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela that discusses politics, race and culture from a POC perspective.
Duties and Expectations
Reporting to In The Thick Producer, the Fellow will:
Attend editorial meetings on days they are in the office;
Generate ideas for coverage of episodes that encourage girls, young women, and gender-fluid youth of color to lead self-determined lives and create a culture and narrative shift to advance gender and racial equity in NYC;
Bring well-developed pitches to our meetings;
Produce no fewer than four (4) episodes during the duration of the Fellowship.
Provide multimedia content (web copy, social media, photos, etc.) for each story;
Encourage local community organizations to share episodes with their communities.
Support the daily and weekly production process for In The Thick, including prep, recording and post production of weekly episodes; support of live show productions; and, administrative tasks as needed
Work approximately 4 days a week.

For episodes that they produce, the Fellow will be expected to:
Write and report episodes as needed;
Report, write, voice and edit segments;
Edit episodes and segments in ProTools;
Secure and organize audio materials for episodes;
Participate in final listens for their episodes;
Assist in fact-checking scripts to ensure editorial integrity and quality of content

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, Multicultural studies, or a related field, or comparable work experience;
1+ years work experience in radio/podcast journalism, or 2+ years experience in other journalism medium plus some audio production experience;
Identify as female and/or gender-fluid
A knack for developing relationships and sources and show guests;
Experience with ProTools or similar digital audio editing platforms;
Demonstrated ability to follow a beat;
Commitment to diverse coverage within and outside of POC communities, in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and race;
Have an ear for good tape;
Demonstrate ability to pitch POC-centric political, social and cultural roundtable and evergreen episodes that are newsworthy with voices that are not given a platform in the mainstream media
Excellent attention to detail is key;
Excellent team player and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
Be someone who would do anything to not miss a deadline;
Strong time management skills;
Ability to work independently while also fitting into a small, focused team;
Be curious with a desire to keep learning;
Accept productive criticism and feedback intended to help you grow;
Must love radio/podcasts.

Additional Details
Location: NYC
Salary: $15/hour paid bi-weekly, for 4 days a week.
Monthly Metrocard provided once Futuro’s office reopens and travel is necessary (amounting to $127/month)
Recording equipment and audio editing software will be provided.
Duration: 2/16/2021 through 10/15/2021 (8 months)

 

Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellow

ABOUT THE ROLE

This 10-week PBS NewsHour summer fellowship was created in honor of award-winning anchor, reporter, and author Gwen Ifill, the former PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor and Washington Week moderator and managing editor. The Fellow participates in the development and production of the PBS NewsHour. Primary responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Line Producer will be to: research national, international, and political news stories; gather editorial information and video elements; cover live events; generate story ideas; copy edit; assist with video editing; and produce broadcast and web content.

Don and Doris Shaffer Research Fellowship

Type Investigations, formerly The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that we publish in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Our editors provide diverse freelance reporters with expert editorial guidance, a team of researchers, and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs. We are part of a larger media nonprofit called Type Media Center, which also has a nonfiction book imprint, and several award and fellowship programs.

We are looking for an entry-level researcher and fact-checker with a deep interest in investigative journalism. Our fellowship offers rigorous training in key investigative skills, with many opportunities for mentorship and special projects tailored to the interests of the fellow. Fellows will work closely with our team of editors to do in-depth investigative research, fact-check investigations, and conduct originality searches on story proposals. Fellows will also be expected to assist generally with the operations of Type Investigations, including occasional web production and writing our monthly newsletter in collaboration with editors. There may also be occasional opportunities to edit and report, although the ideal applicant should have a passion for research and fact-checking specifically.

Desired qualifications:
• At least 1 year of experience in journalism or research-related field
• Familiarity with research tools such as Nexis and PACER
• Strong organizational skills
• Experience collaborating with a team
• An enthusiasm for the nuts and bolts of accountability journalism
All applicants should take some time to review the kind of stories we publish, on our website at typeinvestigations.org. Our office is based in New York, but remote candidates are encouraged to apply.
We have one fellowship session per year and have one position open per session. The fellowship is full-time, five days a week.
Compensation
Fellows are paid $25 per hour, plus a monthly technology stipend.
Application Procedure
Please submit:
• A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please include background on your research, fact-checking, and/or journalism experience.
• A resume.
• Two references, including contact information.
Finalists will be asked to complete a paid editorial test and an interview.
Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET on April 3, 2022.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please address all queries to nina@typemediacenter.org. No phone calls, please.
Deadlines and Duration of 2022-2023 program:
Application deadline: April 3, 2022
Notification deadline: May 13, 2022
Program duration: June 28, 2022 – June 23, 2023 Note: The Type Investigations fellowship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.

Type Media Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, partnership status, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

 

Bilingüe Journalist

We are looking for an efficient and enthusiastic Fellow to join our Félix Varela Fellowship Cohort 2022-23. You will be working at Al Día News, Inc. with Chief Editor, Reporters, Writers as well as Freelancers on a regular basis. Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply.

Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Ida B. Wells Fellowship
Ends on March 13, 2022
Named after the pioneering Black investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is designed to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work. Winners are chosen by an annual competition.

For the 2022-23 cycle, Type Investigations will provide four fellows with a $25,000 stipend (including $20,000 in payments distributed on a monthly basis throughout the year, plus $5,000 in bonus payments paid upon completion of the fellowship project), and access to Type Investigations editors who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting.

The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs associated with attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, as well as data training through the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting. Each fellow will also enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, fact-checking, and assistance with story placement and publicity. The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable.

In 2022, we will select one Southern Ida B. Wells Fellow, who is based in, and will report from North or South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, or Mississippi. The Southern fellow's work must appear in an outlet serving this region. If you would like to be selected for the Southern Fellowship, please check the corresponding box within the application form.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists.

The deadline for the 2022 application is Sunday, March 13 at 11:59pm EST. Please submit your application at least an hour prior to the deadline in case you experience technical issues. Late applications will not be accepted. If you choose to apply, you will be alerted the week of March 27 if your application has been advanced to the semi-finalist round of the process, and you will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that time. Finalists will be interviewed in April, and fellows will be chosen in May. The fellowship runs from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.

We are looking for reporters:

- who have an ambitious investigation they want to pursue, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, and an appetite for digging.
- with the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
- who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
- with the persistence, attentiveness to detail, and organizational skills to complete a major project within a set timeframe.

Fellows are strongly encouraged to publish or air their projects within one year of the start of the fellowship. Each project produced during the fellowship must appear in a U.S. media outlet. Both freelance and staff reporters may apply, but staffers must submit a letter from their editor agreeing to allow them at least one day per week to work on their fellowship story, and committing to co-publishing their investigation.

TIPS: Before applying, we encourage you to check out investigations Ida B. Wells Fellows have produced in the past and that you do a thorough search for previous reporting related to your story idea. Please be clear about how your project has the potential to uncover or expose something new and have real-world impact. If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ.