ICFJ seeks fellows to lead mobile media projects in Asia/Southeast Asia, Latin America

Media professionals with strong leadership skills and experience in creating digital- and mobile-news content can apply.

The International Center for Journalists seeks proposals for year-long Knight International Journalism Fellowships.

The fellowships will introduce innovations that improve the way journalists and media use mobile technology to inform and engage the public. Projects also may introduce the use of data, social media and storytelling while focusing primarily on mobile news delivery.

A successful proposal will include a fellow candidate, one or more local partners and a clear fellowship concept comprised of four to six projects that take place during the fellowship year. The fellow candidate should have experience working in newsrooms; creating digital- and/or mobile-news media content and strategy; incorporating the use of social media and/or data in news media; and experience managing digital production and innovation teams.

Typical partners include local news organizations, NGOs, universities, associations and networks, and technology companies. Partners must be able to contribute to the fellowship by providing: funding for project development, meetups and workshops; facilities and equipment and office or meeting space.

Each fellow receives an allowance for transportation, professional and living expenses, and an honorarium. Fellows also receive an allowance for health-insurance coverage in their home countries and emergency coverage if they are working outside their home country. Fellows receive two weeks of paid vacation per year.

Applications, CVs and resumes should be in English. Relevant work samples or supporting material for project proposals may be in the applicant’s native language. Professional proficiency in English is required.

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