We are currently accepting applications for our News Production Fellowship.
Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to a fast-paced newsroom and build their skills as a journalist.
A successful News Production Fellow will thrive in a deadline-driven daily news environment and be an avid consumer of daily global news, following a variety of news sources (both commercial and independent) on a daily basis. They will demonstrate a passion for Democracy Now!'s independent news mission and be a strong team player with a great attitude and a professional demeanor at all times.
The workday begins as early as 5:30am ET, to coincide with the live daily TV & radio newscast at 8:00am ET.
Applications must be received no later than February 24, 2019.
-Writing, proofreading and copyediting script for the show including our morning headlines (news briefs).
-Working with the production team during the live morning show.
-Researching stories and pitches, fact-checking and preparing memos and show briefs for production team and show hosts.
-Helping identify, research, pre-interview and book show guests, and coordinate logistics for guests.
-Supporting producers and social media team in writing and editing content for web and social media.
-Other duties as assigned.
-One to two years of professional news writing and/or reporting experience.
-Obsessed with national and global news and committed to the mission of Democracy Now!
-Strong copywriting and editing skills, detail oriented and can meet daily deadlines.
-Creative, flexible and comfortable with the pressures of a live news environment.
-Tech-savvy, familiar with most social media platforms and interested in learning new technologies and systems.
-Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
-Video skills a plus.
Applicants must have a valid US work authorization and be available to work full-time 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.
Submit the following online at https://democracynow.org/about/jobs/fellowships/news-fellow no later than February 24, 2019.
-A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment.
-The names and contact information for two references.
-2-3 work samples, at least one of which is a news story you've worked on, and an explanation of your role in producing the piece.
-A cover letter that addresses the following points:
*Why are you a good fit for this position?
*How and when did you first discover Democracy Now!?
No phone calls, please.