Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship

Employer Boston Review
Location Boston, MA
Type Full time
Apply by April 30, 2021
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Posted on March 3, 2021


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.

Beyond exploring their own interests and bringing those ideas into public conversations with their individual projects, fellows will also receive training from Boston Revieweditors in every step of the publishing process—from acquisitions, structural and line editing, copyediting and fact checking, to web and print production and promotion on social and conventional media.


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 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.