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Esserman Investigative Reporting Fellowship at the Miami Herald

Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Description:
Work with the investigative team that exposed the sweetheart deal that enabled serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to escape serious punishment, and led to the resignation of a member of President Trump’s cabinet.

The Miami Herald’s investigative legacy dates back for decades, from work that exposed Mob influence in 1950s Miami to reporting that changed laws on how Florida treats its most vulnerable residents.

This fellowship on the Miami Herald investigative team is the result of a generous donation by the Esserman Foundation, created by a South Florida Family that has a strong belief in the value of investigative reporting.

For the Esserman fellowship, we’re recruiting a fearless and resourceful up-and-coming reporter skilled in data, public records and shoe-leather reporting for a one-year fellowship, working with and learning from our growing team.

If you have a passion for accountability journalism and the drive it takes to sift through data and dig through documents, you could be the right candidate for this position.

Job description and responsibilities
We are looking for:
-- A developing, early-career reporter who has demonstrated skill in working with data and identifying accountability stories.
-- Someone who wants to report stories about wrongdoing, injustice and abuses of power, and has some experience doing this through internships and/or early career work.
--A journalist who truly gets excited about all the possible tools we can use for journalism now, from engaging with readers to analyzing data.
Someone who is enthusiastic about working in a bilingual newsroom in one of the most diverse communities in the United States. Language skills -- Spanish, Portuguese, French/Creole -- all add value in South Florida.
--A collaborator; someone who works well as part of a team. In many cases, our investigative efforts involve two or three or more journalists working together to bring a story home.
--A self-starter who will develop a strong network of sources to find and pursue stories that will reach a broad audience.

Post Graduate Public Relations Fellowship in NYC

Deadline:
Open
Description:
Mission Control Marketing is looking for a smart, creative recent graduate to jump into the day-to-day operations of the public relations team in our full-service marketing agency.

First and foremost, we’re looking for someone that is pursuing a career in public relations, has a desire to do great work and is genuinely interested in learning the fundamental skills necessary to develop professionally in the industry. Additionally, we find that the right candidates tend to be readers, enjoy solving complex problems and hold themselves and their work to high standards.

Previous experience in public relations or at an agency is not required. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare recent graduates for a full-time position in PR and to learn the fundamental skills that are required for building a successful career at a marketing or public relations agency. We don’t assign busy work or theoretical projects. Our expectation is that you will aim to produce impeccable work on every assignment and come away with key learnings that will drive your professional growth.

Qualifications
Writing. Lots and lots of it. You should be able to articulate ideas in a clear, concise and relevant manner for different channels including blogs, bylines, pitches and more.
Problem solving. You should expect to think through challenges, problems, and questions, and not just be told what to do. Collaboration and thoughtful ideation are essential to all of the work we deliver for our clients, and ourselves.
Research. Under our direction, we will expect that you will be able to conduct research, whether it be competitive analysis, media auditing or understanding new concepts/campaigns across the industry.
Project management. Housekeeping in the form of updating client trackers, managing documents, etc. You should be uber organized and self-motivated.
Media relations. We are looking for candidates that are interested in learning how to secure top tier media coverage for clients.
Education and mentorship. We will take the time to teach you how to accomplish tasks the right way.
Failure. We will hold your work to a high standard and expect you to make mistakes. How else will you learn from experience?
Housekeeping in the form of updating client trackers, managing documents, etc. You should be uber organized and self-motivated.

Black Voices in the Public Sphere

Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Description:
Boston Review is now accepting applications for the Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship, designed to prepare and support the next generation of Black journalists, editors, and publishers.

The program is designed to provide aspiring Black media professionals with training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and workshops. With the guidance of Boston Review editors and professional mentors, fellows will develop projects to be published online or in print. These projects will take different forms depending on fellows’ interests—from writing a series of columns to curating a series of essays, designing forums, moderating live debates, and facilitating interviews.
The fellowship is a full-time position running from September 2021 through May 2022. Fellows will receive a $4,000 monthly stipend.

Applications are now being accepted via Submittable and are due April 30, 2021. A decision will be made in May.

Who is eligible to apply?
The Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship recognizes aspiring media professionals who demonstrate an interest in exploring the publishing world and a commitment to enlarging the landscape of ideas in the media.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required to apply. Established professionals should not apply.

Previous editorial experience is helpful but not required. Most important is the clarity of a candidate’s vision for a publishing project and their career goals.

Boston Review hopes to hold the fellowship program in person, but if COVID-19 restrictions persist, the fellowship will be held virtually. Fellows will be apprised of any changes.

Digital Media Internship (FT/Post Graduate) with Pittsburgh Steelers

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a full-time Digital Media Intern who will focus on the daily maintenance, management, operation and optimization of Steelers.com and the Steelers Official Mobile app. Candidate should have technical knowledge of website standards, content management systems and digital trends. Candidates should be enthusiastic, creative and possess a strong attention to detail. Candidates will be expected to work in a fast-paced environment, while keeping organized and maintaining high standards in all work. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that the Pittsburgh Steelers digital platforms continue to engage our fans and drive business objectives from every department within the organization. This is a paid position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceptualize, design and build pages and content for Steelers.com and the Official Steelers Mobile App within league provided content management system (CMS) and third-party vendor dashboard
Daily maintenance of all digital properties
Assist in the management and promotion of content on the official mobile app
Oversee the publishing of Steelers podcasts
Assist in helping meet the digital needs of all departments within the organization including page creation and sponsorship fulfillment
Assist in the streaming, publishing and promoting of live and on-demand multimedia events
Write accurate and concise copy
All other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in web development/design, digital media or a related field required
Working knowledge of HTML
Experience using Word Press and/or other content management systems (CMS)
Understanding of SEO, digital media and mobile app best practices
Ability to generate static graphics
Exceptional communication skills, including written and editorial acumen
Strong attention to detail, grammar and proofreading skills
Experience authoring copy
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and holidays
Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines
Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite mainly Adobe Photoshop a plus
Strong understanding of football is highly desired
Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite mainly Adobe Photoshop a plus
Strong understanding of football is highly desired

Social Media Internship (FT/Post-Graduate) with Pittsburgh Steelers

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a full-time Social Media Intern who will focus on the creation and execution of timely and compelling content across a variety of social media platforms, including but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a larger team. They should be enthusiastic, creative and possess a strong attention to detail.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the creation and fulfillment of social media calendar
Assist in the ideation, gathering and creation of multiple content types for social syndication, including editorial, photos, videos and static/motion graphics
Assist in monitoring social media channels
Lead the social coverage of the Steelers Youth Football accounts
Lead the social coverage of Steelers community events

EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in media, digital, marketing or related field
Experience working with and understanding of social media platforms, their demographics, analytics, etc.
Experience in capturing platform-specific photo and video content, using both cell phone and DSLR camera
Experience covering events and storytelling on social media platforms
Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects a plus
Basic knowledge of video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro or similar software)
Experience with social media analytics and running performance reports
Ability to work in a high-paced, high-pressure, reactionary environment
Flexible to work nights and weekends (when necessary)
Understanding of NFL and football a plus

Emerging technology journalist fellowship

Deadline:
Open
Description:
Technology is shaping the world, and both the people shaping the technology and the journalists reporting on it are disproportionately white and male. That’s why we’re launching this fellowship to encourage emerging journalists, but especially women and people of color, to come and develop their skills at one of the world’s most respected and influential technology publications.

This fellowship is an intense and rigorous training for journalists who are just beginning their careers. You’ll be a journalist in our newsroom with extra levels of support to help you learn, and you’ll build relationships with editors who will advocate for your growth.

We’ll work with you to find a beat that you’re excited about or encourage you to try out a few different beats if you’re not sure. Our core beats include artificial intelligence, climate change, computing, cybersecurity, biotechnology, space, and tech policy. You may choose to cover one of these or another area that aligns more with your interests.

You’ll spend most of your time searching for story ideas, pitching to your editor, reporting out your ideas, and writing and revising drafts. You’ll probably juggle one to three stories at a time, some of which you will have pitched and others that your editor assigns to you.
There’s no single set of qualifications. We want to work with people who are curious about their world and eager to explore the positive and negative implications of emerging technologies. We’re looking for careful thinkers who are committed to getting the facts right and strong writers who are able to break down complicated concepts for a smart audience.

Fellowships are full-time positions and can last for up to six months with a minimum commitment of three months. Fellowships will start in June or July and we'll review applications on a rolling basis. The compensation is $20 per hour.

Politico Reporting Intern, E&E News

Deadline:
Open
Description:
E&E News is looking for a reporting intern. E&E News delivers in-depth, original coverage of energy and environment issues that keeps top decision makers informed and ahead of the curve. Subscribers from all sides of the issues have valued and trusted E&E News' timely and objective reporting for more than two decades. Now part of POLITICO, we are looking to enhance the E&E News product offering and speed growth of new subscribers. We dive deep on energy and environmental issues, covering the ins and outs of politics, science, policy and business. Our interns spend the bulk of their time reporting and writing. You'll have access to senior federal agency officials and top leaders in the field. You'll write news stories from day one.

The duration of the internship is 6 months with the opportunity to extend with rolling start dates. As our interns work full-time schedules of 40 hours per week, the internship is ideal for reporters with a year or two of experience or outstanding recent graduates.

Who You Are:
-Enterprising and creative journalists who want to report, write and research for an audience of political and policy junkies.
-Work well under pressure
Have an avid interest in Washington.
What You'll Need:
-Proven experience in a newsroom.
-3-5 original clips to showcase your experience.
-Cover letter is required. Please attach all supporting materials directly to your application.

Environmental Reporting Fellowship - The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, are seeking journalists for reporting fellowships on an ongoing grant-funded environmental project.

The journalist will be a part of a three-person team that includes an award-winning, nationally recognized reporter and two reporting fellows. The team, working with the environment editor, will work on major projects, enterprise stories, daily coverage and content for social media channels. The position focuses primarily on reporting and research, including interviews with sources for stories.

The fellowships last one year and is full-time, 40 hours a week, and includes paid time off, health insurance and other company benefits.

This journalist works with the senior reporter and will be expected to work independently on some reporting and research. Experience in environmental journalism or research is preferred, as is knowledge of related topics, such as endangered species, climate change, water management, forest or land management.

The Republic covers issues specific to Arizona and of broader interest to the U.S. West, with an emphasis on the Colorado River, climate change, air quality, land management and water conservation. The stories are often shared across the USA TODAY Network.

The job also includes producing content tailored for social media. This journalist will help manage the project’s dedicated channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The staffer monitors news feeds and other sources for environmental topics and produces a range of content, including aggregated content from other sources and daily reported stories on trending topics.

Responsibilities:
-Gathers information from sources at any locations and through any means commonly available for news stories.
-Interviews subjects in person, over the telephone or via computers, and in writing.
-Travels as needed to conduct research or interviews.
-Researches written materials, graphic and photographic materials, as well as audio and video recordings.
-Quickly and accurately reports information, either verbally or electronically, for publication.
-Helps in the production of stories, videos, photographs and graphics that would be helpful in supporting stories.
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