Edutopia Diversity Fellow in Journalism

Employer Edutopia
Location USA Various Locations
Type Internship
Apply by October 31, 2020
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Posted on October 5, 2020


Edutopia, the influential publisher of videos and stories about what works in education, is seeking an ambitious journalist for a 12-month long paid fellowship. The candidate will possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion for students of color, and an ability to identify compelling stories about how schools are serving historically marginalized communities.

This is an opportunity to join a passionate editorial team writing and reporting about transformative, positive change in pre-K to 12 education. The position is a hands-on, integrated role that provides real-time training and experience in reporting, research, writing, social media, and video and multimedia production, while learning the ins and outs of the preK-12 education beat.

The fellow will work alongside our remote team as they research and craft new story ideas, plan the editorial calendar, line up crucial interviews with education influencers, produce stories on deadline, or report on new educational trends from the field. The fellowship is part of Edutopia’s commitment to developing journalists of color in education media.

Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will try their hand at writing and producing content in multiple formats, including social media posts, longer reported stories, and video scripts, for example, as time and circumstances allow.

The position reports to our senior editor. Candidates of color and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Expected start date is January 2021.

• The fellowship is full-time and based remotely anywhere in the United States.
• The full-time salary range is between $40,000 and $55,000, with exact salary depending on experience and geographic location.
• The George Lucas Educational Foundation also offers excellent benefits, including an employer match to your retirement fund.

• A minimum of bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field; master’s degree preferred;
• Strong writing chops in a variety of formats—short and long form;
• Confidence and ease with interviewing sources;
• Comfort with research and tracking down sources;
• Ability to multi-task and work with staff across departments;
• Creativity and a tireless enthusiasm for pitching new stories;
• Interest in K-12 education;
• Knack for writing smart social media posts and sniffing out relevant news and newsmakers online; and
• Willingness to learn and take on new challenges, large and small.

Click here to review application requirements and apply online.

Application Deadline—October 31, 2020.