NPR Kroc Fellowship

Employer NPR
Location Washington D.C.
Type Full time
Apply by November 15, 2021
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Posted on October 14, 2021


The NPR Kroc Fellowship is a year-long program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. It was established in 2003 through a bequest to NPR from Joan Kroc, noted philanthropist and widow of McDonald’s Corporation founder, Ray A. Kroc.

Three fellows are selected each year and receive hands-on training in audio and digital journalism, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Applicants must be recent graduates but previous journalism experience is not required. Now in its 17th year, the program has produced nearly 50 fellows, many of whom, continue to work at NPR and Member stations across the country.

Education: College degree received between January 1 of the current year and August 31 of the next year.

Required Skills:
• Excellent writing skills
• Insatiable curiosity
• Strong interest in current events
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to collaborate with members of a cooperative team

Kroc Fellows are expected to come to work every day with a hunger to learn and an ambition to pitch, report, edit and produce remarkable original stories for multiple platforms. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

Throughout the experience Kroc Fellows can expect to:
• Develop audio production and writing skills, by working on an NPR program or podcast. Past fellows have worked at Weekend Edition, Goats and Soda and Alt.Latino.
• Become better reporters, writers and storytellers, by working under the guidance of skilled editors, producers and the NPR Training team.
• Gain first-hand broadcast journalism experience, by working at an NPR Member station.

Click here for the full job-description and learn about the application process.

Application Deadline—November 15, 2021 @ 11:00 PM CST