Fall 2021 Residency

MacDowell provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. MacDowell has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects.

R&D Research Fellow

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a two year research fellow to assist the director of R&D in all areas of her responsibilities. MoMA Research & Development department connects MoMA's curatorial research, exhibitions, and programs with the broad and urgent themes that are of public and universal concern. Through a series of public programs––the Salons––it considers the Museum as an R&D for society as a whole.


Performs administrative and research tasks in the context of R&D functions: coordinates the interaction with curatorial departments and committees; researches and helps produces MoMA R&D Salons; maintains the MoMA R&D Salons website; researches topics, companies, individuals, and technologies of immediate and long-term relevance to MoMA R&D; keeps track of pertinent topics in publications, blogs, and social networks; serves as the liaison with other areas of the Museum, such as the curatorial departments, IT, Marketing and Communications, Development, Membership, Retail, and the offices of the COO, the Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, and the CFO.


• Master’s degree in communications, journalism, design criticism, or similarly composed curricula that marry innovation, communication, and design.
• Knowledgeable and self-assured in using contemporary media.
• Technologically up-to-date and conversant with general culture and design, especially interfaces and interaction.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and research and organizational skills.
• Highly motivated, strong attention to detail.
• Computer and mobile skills (Google Docs, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Twitter, basic Photoshop and Indesign).
• Enthusiasm in working with a team, and ability to manage more than one project at a time and to meet deadlines.
• Two-years experience in managing projects such as conferences or symposia preferred.

Editorial Fellowship

Outside offers paid six-month fellowships at our headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our fellows are included in nearly all of Outside’s editorial processes, including feature pitch meetings, film shoots, and casual brainstorming sessions. They get a firsthand look at how an multiplatform national publication comes together. They also have the opportunity to execute their own work during their time at Outside, including a long-term capstone project. Finally, fellows get to participate in periodic instructional seminars and one-on-one meetings with our editorial staff and award-winning contributors, which provide invaluable mentorship and professional-development opportunities.

Who We’re Looking For:
Early-career journalists and creatives who are excited to contribute to Outside. If you’re new to the outdoor world but passionate about the topics we cover, please don’t hesitate to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others who have been historically underrepresented in journalism and the outdoor industry. Unfortunately, telecommuting is not an option, and Outside is unable to provide work visas for those applying from outside the United States. All positions are located in our Santa Fe office. The most competitive applicants typically have some post-college journalism experience, but we do not require college degrees.

Our fellowship roles are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and pay $15 an hour (and time and a half for overtime hours).

Editorial Fellowship:
The editorial fellowship is a great opportunity for early-career journalists who want to learn how long-form journalism works.

Editorial fellows’ responsibilities include:
- Working with our editors and writers to fact-check our print and online feature stories. At Outside, fact-checking is an integral part of the editorial process, and as a fact-checker, you get to watch how a long-form story takes shape, reengineer the writer’s reporting to make sure it’s fair and accurate, and often have a significant voice in the story’s editing process.
- Fact-checking shorter online and service stories. We also want to make sure our news coverage and reader service is authoritative and credible, and to that end, our fellows fact-check shorter articles, too, from quick-turnaround gear news to health packages and travel guides.
- Contributing research to various stories and projects. This may include tracking down nautical charts for a map, putting together a data set for a chart, obtaining a court document for an investigation, or reaching out to experts to develop a feature or package idea for an editor.
- Generating story ideas to bring to pitch meetings and brainstorming sessions. We encourage our fellows to constantly come up with ideas, be it a quick news hit, an idea for a special issue, or a pitch for a longer online story.
- Writing for the online site as well as the magazine. We often tap our fellows for everything from sidebars in the magazine to online stories on a news development. Fellows also have opportunities to pitch and pursue longer stories, including for a capstone project, which involves working with an editor to develop and write a narrative online feature.

Applicants should:
- Be passionate about the outdoors (but not necessarily a hardcore athlete)
- Know the magazine well
- Have some professional experience reporting and/or fact-checking at a newspaper, magazine, or website
- Possess strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

We are currently hiring for the editorial-fellowship cycle that will start in June 2020. Applications are due on April 3. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three relevant writing samples to senior research editor Luke Whelan at fellowships@outsideim.com.

Social media fellow

The Economist's social media team is seeking a fellow to support the team’s work in the New York bureau.

The social media fellow will assist with our strategy to extend the reach of The Economist’s journalism in North America, with a particular focus on America’s 2020 elections. The paid fellowship will last for one year.

The successful candidate will work with colleagues across editorial departments. To be successful, you must be an innovative, unstoppable newshound with an interest in, and knowledge of, current affairs and American politics. You should be excited about the opportunities of social media for a weekly newspaper that was first published more than 150 years before the first tweet. This is an entry-level position working alongside the assistant communities editor in New York, and reporting to the head of social media, based in London.

You should have some junior experience as a journalist, either through internships or perhaps for a college newspaper, or have experience in telling engaging stories online.

In this role you would be expected to:
-Help distribute The Economist’s journalism across digital channels, including newsletters and social media
-Create and test engaging formats for The Economist’s journalism on different platforms
-Work with correspondents and editors to tell stories digitally

To succeed in this role you must have:
-The ability to share online stories in an engaging way
-An understanding of social networks, and emerging trends and platforms in digital media
-Strong writing and proofreading skills
-Good communication skills both written and oral
-An understanding of current affairs and American politics
-Strong news judgement
-The ability to be a self starter, capable of working independently
-Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and After Effects skills are a plus

Summer 2020 Residency

The MacDowell Colony provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. The Colony has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects.
A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There are no residency fees. Artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses: financial assistance is available to artists in residence based on need.
MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
The application deadline is January 15th for the Summer 2020 residency season.

Project Manager Fellowship

The Forward is seeking a responsible and resourceful journalist to work side-by-side with its new Editor-in-Chief on strategy, operations and new initiatives as project manager. This is an experimental, year-long fellowship, a great entry-level opportunity for an omnivorous learner and dexterous doer. Salary for the guild-represented, full-time position is $37,304, with generous benefits.

This is not a reporting and writing job, though there may be occasional opportunities in those realms. It is, instead, a front-row seat to the challenges of digital nonprofit journalism, a chance to participate in real time in the revamping of a venerable legacy institution into an innovative, modern, essential outlet for news and conversation.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about digital media and also about the Jewish world. Nimbleness and ability to juggle multiple assignments is a must, as is skepticism, humility and humor. The fellow should be someone who thinks and moves quickly, researches widely, writes cleanly, communicates professionally, works collaboratively and has a strong sense of mission. Social-media savvy is a must; fluency with audience/analytics tools a plus; eagerness to learn new skills and try new things both crucial.

As this is a new role — supporting someone who is also new in her role — duties and responsibilities will undoubtedly evolve over time and depending on the candidate selected. But sample projects and tasks might include:

- Doing competitive landscape research for new initiatives
- Helping Editor-in-Chief prepare for speaking engagements, presentations and stakeholder meetings with Jewish leaders, groups, philanthropists
- Curating content from other sources for roundups/publication
- Digging into audience data to understand trends and find opportunities
- Ensuring priority projects stay on schedule and tracking their impact
- Communicating with readers and others on behalf of editor and team
- Finding and vetting candidates to submit pieces to the Forward
- Developing partnership programs to engage members of Jewish organizations
- Building networks of contributors at college campuses

To apply, please send resume, five clips, a cover letter explaining why you want the gig and contact information for two references to jobs@forward.com. Subject line: Project Manager.

Investigative Journalism Fellow

Investigative Reporting Fellow
The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Program at a glance: Reporters from around the country have used the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative projects annually since 2013. Their journalism has examined deaths of mentally ill inmates in America’s jails, overlooked stumbling blocks facing schools, exploitation of undocumented workers, national homicide trends, a failed mental health system, the dangers of diacetyl, climate change, and more.
O’Brien fellows take up residence in Milwaukee, travel domestically or overseas as needed, and write from offices in the O’Brien suite in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Fellows receive full funding for salary, travel and research. Each works with a team of top Marquette journalism students on their project.
After the fellowship, O’Brien sends a university-funded summer intern to each fellow’s news organization. The fellowship then hosts a conference spotlighting the work of each fellow.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel partners on many of the projects. Former Journal Sentinel investigative reporter Dave Umhoefer, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is director of the fellowship.

Applicants must have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer. Applicants may have experience with newspapers, radio, television, online publications, film production, wire services, or magazines of general interest. There are no academic prerequisites.

* A stipend totaling $65,000, with health insurance and benefits if the fellow’s employer does not provide them.
* An allowance of up to $8,000 for travel, technology, research and equipment for project-related expenses.
* A residency allowance based on family requirements for fellows moving to the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
* A moving allowance between $2,000 and $4,000 depending on family size and distance.

Selection criteria:
* A proposal to produce a rigorous, multimedia journalism project with the potential to have major impact, and investigate and explain how individuals and groups can identify responses to social problems.
* The ability to complete the project during the fellowship, and integrate Marquette students as part of a reporting team.
* The capacity to ensure the greatest possible exposure for the reporting once completed.
An advisory committee consisting of distinguished journalists and Marquette faculty and alumni will review all applications. The committee will offer recommendations to the dean of the College of Communication for final selection.

Contact information:
O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Johnston Hall, 102
1131 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Dave Umhoefer
(414) 288-5956

Senior Reporting Fellow

We are looking for two senior reporting fellows to join one of America’s most innovative (and fun) investigative newsrooms. We’re not interested in you covering the news. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories, whether short, medium or long.

Our fellows primarily report their own stories — like this one — and also collaborate with other reporters at ProPublica on big projects.

Reporting fellows at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune — as well as ProPublica itself.

The fellowship run for a year, pays $50,000 and includes full benefits. They will start at the beginning of 2020 and will be based at our headquarters in New York.

We’re looking for someone who:

Recently graduated from college or journalism school, or is relatively early in their journalism career

Is committed to aggressively reporting stories about abuses of power

Is truly excited about all the possible ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data-digging, to working with readers, to marrying narrative and investigative forms

Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower, whether it’s sourcing, document-diving, data, engagement or design. And we do our best work together.

We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply. There’s a place on the application for you to tell us more.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking active steps to meet this commitment. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Winter Spring 2020 Residency

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. The MacDowell Colony believes that all talented artists should have the opportunity a MacDowell Fellowship provides. There is no cost for a Fellowship; however, artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses. In order to open the residency experience to a broader community of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a Fellowship. Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a Fellowship requires. Additionally, travel reimbursement grants are available to defray the cost of domestic and international travel to and from New Hampshire. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. The application deadline for the winter spring 2020 residency period is September 15, 2019.

Emerging Reporters Program

The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for those who might find investigative journalism inaccessible. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and African Americans, Latinos and other people of color are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.

The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office, for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations.

This year’s program will run from September to June, with mentors and program participants in contact by phone and email.

For more information, please visit: https://www.propublica.org/article/apply-propublica-emerging-reporters-program-2019-2020-college-journalists-of-color