Editorial Fellow

Employer The Forward
Location New York City or remote
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
More details https://forward.com/about-us/employment/
Posted on January 25, 2021

Description

The Forward is seeking a responsible and resourceful journalist to work side-by-side with its Editor-in-Chief on strategy, operations and new initiatives. This year-long fellowship is a great entry-level opportunity for an omnivorous learner and dextrous doer. It is a full-time position, represented by the News Guild, with a salary of $37,304 and generous benefits.

This is not a reporting and writing job, though there may be occasional opportunities in those realms. It is, instead, a front-row seat to the challenges of digital nonprofit journalism, a chance to participate in real time in the revamping of a venerable legacy institution into an innovative, modern, essential outlet for news and conversation.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about digital media and also about the Jewish world. Nimbleness and ability to juggle multiple assignments is a must, as is skepticism, humility and humor. The fellow should be someone who thinks and moves quickly, researches widely, writes cleanly, communicates professionally, works collaboratively and has a strong sense of mission. Social-media savvy is a must; fluency with audience/analytics tools a plus; eagerness to learn new skills and try new things both crucial.

Responsibilities include:
-Supporting the editor’s weekly column/newsletter with research and production
-Helping the editor / team prepare for, program, plan and promote events
-Preparing material for internal and external presentations
-Doing competitive landscape research for new initiatives
-Curating content from other sources for roundups/publication
-Digging into audience data to understand trends and find opportunities
-Communicating with readers and others on behalf of editor and team
-Assisting in recruiting employees and freelance contributors across our diverse communities
-Developing partnership programs to engage members of Jewish organizations

The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily Yiddish broadsheet, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing in English and Yiddish at forward.com. It is an independent, reader-supported nonprofit, run by the Forward Association, and committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in coverage, staffing and culture.

To apply, please send resume, five clips, a cover letter explaining why you want the gig and contact information for two references to jobs@forward.com. Subject line: Editorial Assistant.

The Forward is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information or any other status protected by law.