Digital Fellow

Democracy Now! Productions

New York, New York

Date Posted July 16, 2021
Industry TV Jobs
Specialty National/World News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://democracynow.org

Description:

The deadline to apply for this fellowship is August 15, 2021. 

Democracy Now! fellowships are full-time, one-year work placements that pay a livable wage and include fully paid medical and dental benefits. The fellowships provide support and mentorship to underrepresented early-career journalists and digital media professionals, including BIPOC, people with disabilities and gender nonconforming people.

Democracy Now! is committed to building greater diversity in newsrooms and training the next generation of journalists. Fellows will develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment, and have the opportunity to bring their unique voices, perspectives and experiences into the newsroom. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan, NY studio where we produce our daily news hour. Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help fellows maximize their exposure to newsroom, production and online publishing practices.

We are currently accepting applications for our Digital Fellowship.

A successful Digital Fellow will thrive in a deadline-driven daily news environment and be passionate about expanding the audience for Democracy Now!’s news and supporting its non-commercial, independent news mission.

Strong candidates will demonstrate proven news judgment and high ethical standards and be avid news consumers on social media. Fellows are encouraged to suggest innovation and improvements to our digital processes based on their outside experience and current digital news trends. 

The workday begins as early as 7:00 a.m. ET to coincide with the live daily TV & radio newscast at 8:00 a.m. ET.

Session Dates 
1 year, beginning fall 2021

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received, so applying early is strongly encouraged. All applications must be received by August 15, 2021.

Responsibilities include:

Qualifications:

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have a valid US work authorization and be available to work full-time in New York City for the duration of the one-year fellowship.

Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received, so applying early is strongly encouraged. All applications must be received by August 15, 2021, and must include:

  1. A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
  2. The names and contact information for two references
  3. A cover letter that addresses the following points

No phone calls, please.