Post-graduate Fellow - Investigative Reporting – Graduate School of Journalism
Final date: February 23rd, 2018
Fellows must demonstrate a record of substantial experience in investigative reporting, be it in writing, producing, or editing, and will be expected to develop their proposed project to the point of funding, broadcast, or publishing. Their responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): conducting research, managing data, writing, video or audio production, editing, fact-checking, and working collaboratively with others. Fellows will meet regularly with the IRP’s director and may participate in program workshops.
The fellowships are open to all working investigative journalists, with preference given to those with a master's degree or equivalent in journalism from UC Berkeley or a similar program.
This is a one-year full-time academic appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2018. Additional funds may be provided to help with relocation and other expenses. Fellows are expected to refrain from outside journalistic projects and to use the Berkeley offices as their base of operations during the fellowship. Occasionally, the IRP awards special project support in lieu of a fellowship in-residence.
Successful candidate will be appointed in the Associate Specialist or Full Specialist title. Rank and step will be determined at time of appointment based on years of prior experience and record of accomplishment.
Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Candidates will be selected based on qualifications, the potential impact of their proposed project, and likelihood of success in completing the project. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity are also valued in the selection process.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family
Project proposals should be limited to three pages and may include print, online, video, and/or documentary film components. Prior to submitting a proposal, it is required that all previous information in the subject area be researched. Please identify specifically how the proposed project differs from its predecessors. If the subject area has not been reported on, please include this in the proposal (i.e. an exhaustive search of Lexis-Nexis and other databases reveals very little has been reported in this area). Please check for print, online, video, and documentary film coverage of the proposed subject area in the last five years. Proposals submitted in previous years' competitions will not be accepted.
Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Salary & Benefits:
This appointment is eligible for full UC benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/forms/pdf/benefits-of-belonging.pdf
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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