Upcoming Member Opportunities

AAJA will post upcoming conferences, workshops, webinars and more on this page regularly. Be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically.


Thomson Reuters: Translation Editor

Type: Job Opportunity

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Deadline for Application: Unspecified

Thomson Reuters is hiring an editor to lead its translation team, which provides real-time English-to-Chinese translation of domestic and overseas business news for financial institutions across Greater China.

Editors who are fluent in Chinese and English with more than five years of translation experience can apply for the position in Taipei.

Learn more about this opportunity.


2015 Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Type: Leadership Program 

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Application Available: Early January 2015 

The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute will partner to create an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, April 12-17, 2015, at the Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., will focus on critical skills for women moving up the ladder in digital journalism. It will also focus on technology organizations and the documented challenges women face on the path to leadership.

For more information on curriculum and applications, contact Andrew DeLong at seminars@poynter.org. For more information on providing financial support, please contact Jess Strelitz, ONA Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, or Kim Tobin, Poynter’s Marketing and Communications Strategy Manager, at womenleaders@poynter.org.


2015 Hearst Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Houston, Texas

Deadline for Application: January 9, 2015 (final for all application materials)

March 2015: Finalists for Fellowship notified
April 2015: Finalists interview in Houston and Fellows are selected
August 2015: Next class of Fellows begins its first rotation

The Hearst Corporation offers a Fellowship which is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Throughout the program, Fellows will receive formal training, mentoring and work experience alongside award-winning journalists. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees of Hearst Newspapers with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.

To learn more about the fellowship, take your first step here. For more information, read the frequently asked questions.


2015 FotoEvidence Book Award

Type: Award

Location: Multiple

Deadline: January 15, 2015

This award recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published in a book, as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to the commitment, courage and awareness of social injustice. The Book Award winner and up to four other selected finalists will be exhibited on the FotoEvidence web site and at a Bronx Documentary Center exhibition in New York City during the fall of 2015. Both professional and amateur photojournalist are encouraged to apply.

For more details about this opportunity and to register visit, www.fotoevidence.com.


2015 DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards

Type: Award

Location: Multiple

Deadline: January 15, 2015 (all work must be sent by postal delivery and arrive by January 15)

DAYS JAPAN, a photojournalism magazine, is accepting images for its competition on natural disasters, war and conflict zones. The theme of the competition is “Defending and Advocating the Dignity of Human Beings and Nature.” Submitted works may be a single photo, photo essays or portfolios that have been taken between January 2013 and December 2014. The first prize winner will receive (US $10,000) and a digital camera and lens. Two seconds prize winners will receive (US $3,000) and digital camera and lenses. Other winners will receive (US $1,000), a compact digital camera, a lens or RAW developing software. Winners will be announced in March 2015, with the works to appear in DAYS JAPAN magazine and on its website. Exhibitions will be held in major cities in Japan to publicly display the awarded works.

Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality.


2015 ACFJ Master of Arts in Journalism

Type: Fellowship

Location: Quezon City, Philippines

Deadline: January 15, 2015 

The fellowships are awarded to full-time Asian journalists who have excellent professional and academic record, a commitment to good journalism and leadership qualities. A grant covers tuition and other expenses for the two-year MA Journalism degree program offered by the Communication Department of the Ateneo de Manila University. The MA Journalism program is a hybrid distance learning program. Online class sessions take place via the learning management system Blackboard, and classroom sessions are held at the University’s Loyola campus.

For more details on this opportunity and the application visit: www.acfj.ateneo.edu


Financial Journalism Competition

Type: Award

Location: India 

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2015 

Journalists who work in newspapers and magazines in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are eligible.

The Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, organized by Shriram Capital Limited, is seeking entries. The awards honor journalism that fosters better understanding of the economy, business dynamics and financial understanding.

Two categories include articles on business, finance, capital markets, economy published by Indian media and articles in international media centered on Indian business or economy.

To nominate yourself or someone you would like to be recognized please visit, www.shriramcapitol.com.


Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

Type: Award

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline: February 2, 2015

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Winning entries provide insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of human rights violations and injustice, and critical analyses of relevant policies, programs, individual actions, and private endeavors that foster positive change. The RFK Journalism Awards are among the few in which winners are determined by their peers. Past winners include The Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, and HBO.

Award prizes of a bust of Ribert F. Kennedy and $1000 are given in each professional categor. These winners and the grand prize winner will be announced at the 2015 ceremony. The grand prize winner will receive an additional cash prize.

The application is now available. For more information, please contact Jae Regala at 301-675-8171 or by email atRFKAwards@RFKCenter.org.


Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: University of East Anglia Norwich, Norfolk England

Deadline: Feburary 16, 2015

Authors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Burma/Myannar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply. The fellowship is supporting the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fiction or nonficition prose based in South and Central Asian. During the residential period, the fellow will be required to submit written work to a nominated mentor and take part in Creative Writing Research Seminars. The fellowship program will last for six months, starting Oct. 1, 2015.

Accommodation on campus will be covered by the fellowship.

The application is now available. For further questions please contact: charlespickfellowship@uea.ac.uk


Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: Rolling

The Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations.

The committee is looking for accomplished, senior-level individuals with extensive expertise in and knowledge of the business and trade relationship between the U.S. and Asia. Applicants for Wadsworth Fellows should meet the following criteria:

A journalist, academic, or business leader with deep expertise in the Asia-Pacific region and business and trade issues between the U.S. and Asia. A period of residence in Asia would be an important consideration.

Visit asiasociety.org for application information.