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Are you passionate about issues of race, ethnicity, religion, and identity? Concerned about the local news crisis in America? Eager to explore the conversations over diversity and justice within institutions and the creative ways communities are responding to the ongoing racial reckoning across the United States?
Then you might be the Forward’s first Reporting Fellow on Jews and Race. This is an ideal opportunity for an early-career journalist to experiment with a new beat using a variety of digital storytelling forms to address Jewish journalism deserts.
The fellow need not be Jewish but should possess an understanding of Jewish identity and culture, as well as of other groups with whom Jews intersect. The position is based in Chicago, a perfect jumping-off point for stories that examine Black-Jewish relations, Latino-Jewish relations, Jews of Color, economic inequality, criminal justice, systemic racism, and other issues left unexplored by other media.
Established as a Yiddish, Socialist daily broadsheet in 1897, the Forward taught generations of Jewish immigrants what it means to be American. Now fully digital, we aim to explore the diversity of today’s American Jewish communities and to ensure that every individual sees herself reflected in our pages — and is challenged by them.
The Forward is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, with more than 1.5 million readers a month, a third of them under 35.
As a small nonprofit with limited resources, we seek journalists with entrepreneurial instincts, and the creativity and wherewithal to use third-party tools to vary storytelling formats. Data-visualization and multimedia skills are a plus; collegiality and a track record of collaboration a must.
The Forward is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our coverage, staffing, and culture. This is a full-time, one-year temporary position represented by the News Guild with a salary of $37,704 and generous benefits; it reports to the Los Angeles-based national editor, Rob Eshman.
Send your resume, a one-page pitch for the job, and five clips or samples email@example.com. Subject line: Reporting Fellow on Jews and Race.
The Forward is an independent, reader-supported nonprofit committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our coverage, staffing and culture. This is a full-time, one-year temporary position represented by the News Guild with a salary of $37,704 and generous benefits; it reports to the Los Angeles-based national editor, Rob Eshman.