Journalism Fellowship at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is seeking a journalism fellow, whose primary role will be writing and reporting for Policy Innovations (PI) digital magazine. The fellow is expected to contribute regularly to the website. We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are working on assignments. PI invites commentary focusing on cities, education, environment, food, health, gender, and technology. A passion for one or more of these issues is a prerequisite. Note that PI examines these issues across the world, not just within the United States. Prior journalism experience is not required, but it’s encouraged.
The position includes:
- Reporting and writing on topics related to the environment, food, health, gender, cities, education, and technology as well as conducting research and contributing to the fact-checking operation or other special projects as needed
- Helping our photo team with preliminary research and art gathering
- Editing interview transcripts
- Attending editorial meetings and pitching story ideas
- Assisting with general Communications Department tasks
- Graduate student, or recent graduate-level education, in journalism, international relations, environmental, urban, food, or gender studies, or other relevant field of study. No undergraduates, please
- Previous writing experience required
- Interest in and knowledge of PI issues required (see above)
- Solid writing skills
- Good instinct for what makes a compelling story
- Well-organized and reliable; strong attention to detail; communication skills; ability to meet tight deadlines
To apply please send resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Journalism Fellowship, Policy Innovations.” In your cover letter, tell us who you are, what personal and professional experiences make you a great candidate for Policy Innovations, and three ideas for potential articles you would like to write. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The job requires 15-20 hours per week (2-3 days per week) and is based in New York City. This is a 6-month fellowship (extendable to 12 at the mutual agreement of the fellow and the Council).Stipend to be discussed. If funding becomes available, after the completion of the fellowship this position may become permanent.
This position will begin November 1st. Interviews will be conducted in mid-October.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DUE TO THE EXPECTED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS, ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO AN INTERVIEW.