We’re looking for someone who stays on top of the news, is well-versed on a wide range of topics, and wants to learn and grow in one of the nation’s most dynamic newsrooms. In this fellowship, you’ll find, vet and book a diversity of experts and everyday people for stories and interviews on the radio, online and in podcasts. You’ll do a reporting rotation on one of NPR’s news desks, and you’ll support NPR and Member stations as we build a public media workforce that reflects America.
You’ll expand your skills and portfolio in an innovative newsroom with an unparalleled storytelling legacy. Come work and learn alongside journalists whose award-winning stories inform millions of people and provoke change.
This is a full-time, 12-month fellowship that begins on March 2, 2020. The position is based at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- Work with editors, producers and reporters to source new, diverse voices and get them on the air, in podcasts and into online stories
- Report for three months with one of NPR’s core News teams
- Work with NPR researchers on our ongoing sourcing efforts, helping NPR and Member stations find new ways to keep tabs on the diversity of sources
- Support NPR’s participation in the Think.Public.Media initiative to train and recruit journalists at minority journalism conferences
- Other duties as assigned
- At least two years journalism experience (including internships and fellowships) in any medium
- Fluency in digital journalism and social media platforms
- Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
- High-quality writing skills
- Fluency in another language, especially in Spanish
- Experience with sourcing and reaching out to subject-matter experts
- Project management skills