Job Opening: Associate Editor, Global Investigative Journalism Network

Deadline: April 14, 2022

The Global Investigative Journalism Network, a groundbreaking nonprofit that provides support to investigative reporters worldwide, is looking for a full-time associate editor to assist the managing editor with producing and uploading content to our website.

GIJN is an association of more than 200 organizations in 88 countries dedicated to spreading and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This is a unique chance to be at the center of the global hub servicing the world’s investigative journalists at a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges. You’ll work with a dynamic international team, spreading tips, tools, case studies, and resources about quality investigative and data journalism around the world in 12 languages.

Applicants must have a solid understanding of investigative journalism, and a passion for innovation and the sustainability of the craft. A strong background in writing and editing is a must, with a special emphasis on meticulous copy-editing and proofing in an online news environment. Experience with digital storytelling tools, editorial project management, photography, and graphics is also an advantage. The position reports to our managing editor, who is currently based on the US East Coast, but the successful candidate can be based anywhere with a willingness to overlap some working hours and attend online team meetings.

Duties

  • Work with managing editor and regional editors to manage, produce, and upload content for GIJN’s websites
  • Write and edit English language stories
  • Commission stories and arrange for reprints and extracts
  • Assist with creative solutions to story distribution across social platforms
  • Perform rigorous copy editing and proofing of stories in the final stages of production to fit GIJN style guidelines

Skills

  • Excellent English writing, editing, copy-editing, and proofing skills
  • Five years of experience as an editor in an online news environment
  • Interest in investigative and data journalism, innovation, and sustainability models
  • Global journalism perspective
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly in a decentralized organization
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Proficiency in WordPress and online project management tools or a willingness to learn
  • Experience in graphics and image production, digital storytelling, project management, and design highly valued
  • Any additional languages a major plus

Location: Flexible. GIJN is a virtual nonprofit. You must have good, dependable broadband.

Salary: We’re a nonprofit but we pay a living wage. Full-time salary will range from US$4,000 to $5,000 per month, depending on experience and location.

Note: GIJN is a strong believer in diversity and welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, or disability.

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Radio Ambulante seeks story pitches

We’re always looking for Latin American stories that surprise and excite us. When you send us a pitch, the most important thing is that it be very specific: who are you planning to interview? What story are you going to tell? What is the regional context that makes your story interesting beyond the local aspect of it? Above anything, it has to be entertaining.

Don’t forget to highlight your journalistic experience (either in radio or print), and tell us what equipment you’ll be using to record. We accept audio in the following formats: .wav or .aiff (not mp3), and shot on 44.1 khz with 16-bit sampling.

Please don’t send any NGO profiles or vague pitches (ex. “I want to interview my grandfather”) and no advertisement requests. We can take up to a month to answer, but we read and consider all the pitches that we receive.

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IRE reporting conference offers fellowships 

Applications are due April 4, 2022

IRE22 fellowships are available for the following communities:

  • All  journalists
  • Women who are journalism students or early-career professional journalists (three years or less of post-college work experience)
  • Journalists, students and educators of color
  • U.S. early-career (seven or fewer years of post-college work experience) TV journalists interested in investigative reporting
  • Journalism students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville students are not eligible. 
  • Journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience and an interest in financial investigative journalism 
  • U.S. journalists working for a newspaper with a Sunday circulation of under 50,000
  • U.S. journalism students and early-career journalists (five years post-college graduation)
  • Journalists with less than five years of experience working in daily or weekly print news organizations or digital-only news outlets (*Note* this fellowship requires a different application process, which can be found here)

For attending the conference in-person, the fellowship includes:

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($25-70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Four hotel nights 
  • Travel stipend ($500)

For attending the conference virtually, the fellowship includes:

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($25-70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration 

All recipients are required to meet IRE’s membership standards: Someone substantially engaged in news gathering, presentation or production; a student pursuing a degree or someone engaged full-time in research or teaching in the field of journalism.

IRE hopes to notify you about the status of your application within 10 business days.

Questions? Contact Anna López, anna@ire.org

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Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 National Fellowship

The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 National Fellowship helps journalists, and their newsrooms, report deeply and authoritatively on the health, welfare and well-being of children, youth, families and communities.

Today, as a nation, we confront a time of continuing collective national trauma as we emerge from a historic pandemic. In this unique moment, the program provides journalists a chance to step away from breaking news to take a deep look together at pervasive social and economic inequities in the United States and the lasting health effects of systemic racism and exclusion on families and communities.

Fellows learn from nationally renowned health experts, policy analysts and community health leaders, from top journalists in the field and from each other. Participants will “graduate” with a multitude of story ideas and sources and a thorough understanding of the root causes of ill health and disparities in outcomes, including why the pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on people and communities of color, the role of childhood trauma in shaping lifelong health and an exploration of environmental and community conditions that can influence how long we live and the quality of our lives.

Now in its 15th year, the National Fellowship annually offers five days of informative and stimulating discussions, plus reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000, engagement grants for new community-journalism partnerships and five months of expert mentoring as Fellows work on ambitious explanatory or investigative projects. In all its training institutes, the Center emphasizes impact journalism, solutions journalism and community engagement approaches that help journalists to make a difference.

Click here to read the hundreds of impactful stories that our Fellows have produced over the years, spurring community conversations, influencing policy and winning journalism awards along the way. 

Participants in the 2022 National Fellowship are eligible to apply to one of several funds, each with its own specialized reporting focus. We’re interested in proposals that delve into what works, including innovative approaches to the challenges that children, youth and families in underserved communities face:

  • The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism supports substantive reporting on community health and health equity issues in underserved communities, including how economic and neighborhood conditions, systemic racism and educational, health and social benefit opportunities impact health and well-being. Each Hunt grantee participates in the National Fellowship and receives a $2,500 to $10,000 grant.
  • The Fund for Journalism on Child, Youth and Family Well-Being underwrites substantive reporting on children, youth and families, including topics such as the impact of poverty and childhood trauma, challenges for youth as they transition into adulthood and the performance of the institutions and government and private programs that serve children, youth and families. Each grantee participates in the National Fellowship and receives a $2,500 to $10,000 grant. 

The National Fellowship Fund underwrites substantive reporting on health conditions in community, health access, the performance of health systems and more, all framed around a health equity lens. Each grantee participates in the National Fellowship and receives a $2,000 reporting grant.  

Plus, all admitted applicants are eligible to apply for The Community Engagement Fund, which will provide supplemental grants to up to five admitted Fellows to underwrite innovative community engagement strategies by journalists and community partners. Check back here soon to learn more about our expanded program. Click here to read more about how we define community engagement and what we’re looking for in community engagement proposals.   

Who can apply? 

  • U.S.-based professional journalists 
  • Reporters who hold full-time staff positions in newsrooms that are both large and small
  • Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must have a confirmed assignment and should earn the majority of their income from journalism.

We give preference to: 

  • Applicants who have a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience.
  • Reporters pursuing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets.

Interested in applying for our Fellowship? 

We strongly encourage applicants to reach out to discuss their ideas ahead of time.

Want more information? Click here to contact a member of our team to brainstorm on your ideas. Or, reach out to Maye Primera, our manager of projects, at mprimera@usc.edu.

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Job Opening: Associate Editor

Position: Associate Editor, Global Investigative Journalism Network

Deadline: April 14, 2022

The Global Investigative Journalism Network, a groundbreaking nonprofit that provides support to investigative reporters worldwide, is looking for an associate editor to assist the managing editor with producing and uploading content to our website.

GIJN is an association of more than 200 organizations in 88 countries dedicated to spreading and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This is a unique chance to be at the center of the global hub servicing the world’s investigative journalists at a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges. You’ll work with a dynamic international team, spreading tips, tools, case studies, and resources about quality investigative and data journalism around the world in 12 languages.

Applicants must have a solid understanding of investigative journalism, and a passion for innovation and the sustainability of the craft. A strong background in writing and editing is a must, with a special emphasis on meticulous copy-editing and proofing in an online news environment. Experience with digital storytelling tools, editorial project management, photography, and graphics is also an advantage. The position reports to our managing editor, who is currently based on the US East Coast, but the successful candidate can be based anywhere with a willingness to overlap some working hours and attend online team meetings.

Duties

  • Work with managing editor and regional editors to manage, produce, and upload content for GIJN’s websites
  • Write and edit English language stories
  • Commission stories and arrange for reprints and extracts
  • Assist with creative solutions to story distribution across social platforms
  • Perform rigorous copy editing and proofing of stories in the final stages of production to fit GIJN style guidelines

Skills

  • Excellent English writing, editing, copy-editing, and proofing skills
  • Five years of experience as an editor in an online news environment
  • Interest in investigative and data journalism, innovation, and sustainability models
  • Global journalism perspective
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly in a decentralized organization
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Proficiency in WordPress and online project management tools or a willingness to learn
  • Experience in graphics and image production, digital storytelling, project management, and design highly valued
  • Any additional languages a major plus

Location: Flexible. GIJN is a virtual nonprofit. You must have good, dependable broadband.

Salary: We’re a nonprofit but we pay a living wage. Salary will range from US$4,000 to $5,000 per month, depending on experience and location.

Note: GIJN is a strong believer in diversity and welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, or disability.

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Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

ICFJ’s longest-running program, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship provides talented young U.S., German and Canadian journalists the opportunity to live and work in each other’s country. This highly personalized and practical program improves the quality of news coverage in each country and strengthens the transatlantic relationship.

As fellows learn firsthand about their host country and media outlet, they write stories and produce broadcast programs for both host and home audiences. When they return home, they share their experiences with colleagues and continue to cover current events, using their new skills, contacts and a deeper understanding of international relations. 

Before individual fellowships begin, all participants attend a one-week orientation in Washington, D.C., during the last week of July. Fellows attend meetings with prominent media and government representatives and discuss professional issues. The orientation fosters a spirit of community among the participants and gives a foundation for understanding transatlantic relations.

Following the orientation in Washington, North American fellows participate in intensive, two-week language training at institutes in their host cities, while German fellows precede directly to their host media. Over the next two months, fellows work as temporary staff members at host newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations. In addition to covering local news, fellows report on events for their employers back home, while learning more about their host country and its media.

Apply to the Fellowship

Applications for the 2022 program are now open.

This competitive program is open to U.S., Canadian and German journalists between the age of 21-40, who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work freelance and/or online. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in North American-European affairs. Applicants should have two years of professional, full-time journalism experience. German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged.

Each North American fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during the 9-week-long fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses or a travel voucher, and the program also pays living expenses during the orientation in Washington, D.C. 

https://www.icfj.org/our-work/burns

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Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance

Get help with your big 2022 reporting project!

Have you and your editors started planning a major project for 2022? We can help assist your effort through the AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance, which is supported by The Commonwealth Fund.

This calendar-year program allows journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system. It can be local, regional or national in scope, or a mix.

Though not an exclusive requirement of your project proposal, this year’s review committee remains interested in projects focused on health equity. This might include racial disparities within a community, gaps in public health inclusion, unstable housing, insurance access, food insecurity, violence as a health issue, how health care institutions or systems are applying a racial equity lens to their policies and practices or otherwise addressing inequities or disparities, or other examinations of systemic problems that became so apparent over the past year.

Fellows pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms or arranged outlets, which commit to publish or air the work.

Guidance is provided by AHCJ fellowship leaders through customized seminars on health care systems, conference calls and email consultations. The fellowship covers the cost of attending the seminars and AHCJ conferences, and a $4,000 project allowance is available to defray the cost of field reporting, health data analysis and other project-related research. In addition, each fellow will receive a $2,500 fellowship award upon the successful completion of the project.

For 2022, the first meeting is planned as either an in-person meeting in New York or as a virtual seminar to be held in January. The second seminar will take place at Health Journalism 2022, with anticipated dates in late April. The third seminar is due for later in the year in New York. We anticipate the first half of the year being spent on research and remote interviews, with the second half of the year allowing travel to sites needed to complete your reporting.

See details about applying for the fellowship.

Deadline: Nov. 8 at noon ET, 11 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. PT

Questions? Contact Susan Cunningham, cunninghamsu@missouri.edu or 573-882-2203.

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Apply For NPR’s Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. It was established in 2003 through a bequest from the estate of philanthropist Joan Kroc.

The Kroc Fellowships were made possible by a 2003 bequest to NPR from Joan Kroc, noted philanthropist and widow of McDonald’s Corp. founder Ray A. Kroc.Twyla Cecil/Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Three fellows are selected each year and receive hands-on training in audio and digital journalism, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Applicants must be recent graduates, but previous journalism experience is not required. Now in its 17th year, the program has produced nearly 50 fellows, many of whom continue to work at NPR and Member stations across the country.

Throughout the experience Kroc Fellows can expect to:

The basics

The fellowship offers hands-on journalism experience at various units within NPR and at an NPR Member station. Fellows work alongside some of the nation’s most respected reporters, producers and editors. They also receive regular instruction in writing for radio and digital audiences.

The fellowship begins each year around September and lasts 12 months. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $50,000 and benefits, including paid vacation.

Related links

Kroc Fellowship: Frequently Asked Questions

Former Kroc Fellows Share Experience, Advice

Who is eligible

While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public media, previous journalism or public radio experience is not required. Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Applicants must be close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31.

How to apply

Apply Now. Applications are accepted only between August 31 and November 15 each year. After the hiring team reviews applications, 10 finalists are selected for a round of virtual interviews at NPR in late January. Selections are made shortly thereafter.

(See the frequently asked questions page for more detail about the fellowship selection timeline.)

Each completed application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining why you should be selected, addressed to the Kroc Fellowship Committee
  • Answers to the following questions: 1.) What do you want to do in journalism? 2.) Tell us about a news story you’ve been following. Why has it held your interest? 3.) Tell us about a piece of journalism you’ve enjoyed. What did you like about it?
  • Sample work reflecting remarkable initiative or accomplishment. This might be in the form of a writing sample (1,000 words or less), a link to an excerpt (five minutes or so) from an audio story, video production, musical composition, etc., or some other piece of creative work
  • Two reference letters from people who can speak to your work ethic and commitment to curiosity, including names and contact information. The letters should be addressed to the Kroc Fellowship Committee and must be emailed to kroc@npr.org as a Microsoft Word or PDF file with APPLICANT LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – KROC FELLOW APPLICANT in the subject line. The deadline is November 15.
  • Resume
  • Academic transcript(s) — unofficial transcripts will be accepted

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/183691179/kroc-fellowship-details-and-application

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Cullman Center Fellowships at New York Public Library

Eligibility and Guidelines

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021, 5 p.m. EDT
Notification: March 2022
Award Period: September 6, 2022–May 26, 2023
Stipend: $75,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. The Center seeks diversity in ethnicity, age, gender, field, and type of project. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows’ published work.

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working in languages other than English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and the application materials must be in English.

In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

Please visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Some Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center’s Director or Deputy Director. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center. Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation. Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, Curriculum Vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on September 24, 2021.

The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Arts and Letters Foundation Inc., William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.

https://nypl.onlineapplicationportal.com/

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Great Thinkers International Fellowship

Think Different Global is a community of great thinkers & young enthusiastic people who are working on educating people about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) using the tools of education, art, media and events. 

We are welcoming people from every discipline and culture who live an alive passion to push humanity forward by working on the UN SDGs. We believe passionately in the power of ideas and potential of youth to solve the biggest problems that the world is facing.

If you’re a keynote speaker / author / philosopher / traveller / artist / musician / poet / activists / entrepreneur / ngo head or someone who has pursued life with a different approach and has some ideas worth sharing to push humanity forward, we want to meet you through this program.

During the fellowship, you’ll be engaged in producing online blogs, talks and events etc that will be planned by Think Different Global to structure the effective delivery of your greatest ideas, collective consciousness and human wisdom.

Benefits:

  1. Best 30 fellow speakers will be recognized for the annual TDG 30 Global Visionaries list.
  2. The fellowship will give access to TDG Resources to discuss challenges and ideas towards achieving the United Nations SDGs and pushing humanity forward.
  3. You’ll give a TDG Talk
  4. Free TDG Membership for all the participants
  5. Think Different Global Certification to people who will get shortlisted for TDG Talks.

Eligibility:

  • Commitment to work on the mission and vision of Think Different Global.
  • Be available to work with Think Different Global for at least 1 month.
  • You must also be available to participate in and contribute to a thriving and connected global community, both virtually and in-person when possible.
  • The TDG Fellows program is not an academic fellowship and non-traditional educations are welcome.
  • In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are also important traits they look for in TDG Fellows.

Application Process:

Apply using the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScel1YyZ2GwdU5CYKPYMzS9tkWpjIfPWl63B9afRXVG1RlpUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
If your profile don’t match with the given eligibilities but you have something to add value to this program, we would encourage and love to hear you at thinkdifferent.global@gmail.com

Deadline: September 15th, 2021

For more information: Please reach us at thinkdifferent.global@gmail.com with your queries. Use “GTIF 2021” in the subject line for easier communications.

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