Poynter Fellow-in-Residence

Yale University, Office of Public Affairs & Communications, New Haven, Connecticut

Date PostedJuly 14, 2017
Job StatusPart-time
SalaryBased on experience

July 11, 2017

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale University invites applications for the position of Poynter Fellow-in-Residence for the 2017-18 academic year. By bringing a journalist to campus to collaborate with faculty and students, Yale aims to honor working journalists and promote understanding of their important role in society. The Fellowship was established by Nelson Poynter to enable Yale to host distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the field of journalism and public affairs.

We welcome applications from both U.S. and international journalists in all media (e.g. digital, print, radio, television, etc.) who are currently pursuing either full-time or freelance careers. We are especially interested in candidates demonstrating creativity in the ways in which they would interact with faculty and students. Fellows can work on a reporting project involving research at the university, if desired, but would be encouraged to involve students in the project. Fellows will be expected to:

• Offer regular lectures, seminars, or master classes to students. The topics should concern new directions in the forms and processes of journalism itself, a current political theme, or a public-policy issue about which the visitor is particularly well informed;

• Regularly meet with student journalists from various publications on campus;

• Help organize two (one per semester) university-wide symposia involving faculty and students, as well as recommend leading journalists to invite to campus to lead discussions on important issues;

• Attend lectures and events on campus as requested.

The Poynter Fellow-in-Residence should be an experienced journalist who has worked at a major publication or broadcast outlet. The Fellow will be paid a stipend commensurate with experience and the project, and should plan to be on campus a minimum of 15 to 18 days per semester.

Interested individuals should submit an application consisting of: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) a brief proposal (one to two pages) specifying a possible area of focus while acting as Fellow; (3) three samples of work (or links to published content); and (4) names and contact information of two references, who will be contacted for short-listed candidates. Special equipment needs or any scheduled time off requests should be mentioned.

Please apply to OPAC@yale.edu by July 31 for a decision by August 15. 

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