A Paid Writing Fellowship:Launch Your Journalism Career

Campus Progress Writing Fellowship

Campus Progress is currently looking for its first-ever writing fellow. The fellow will be responsible for writing/creating at least one piece a week, attending our weekly editorial meetings (in person or over the phone), and executing other various editorial and organizational tasks. The writing fellow will be asked to create written and multimedia pieces for our website. He or she will be required to work on at least two in-depth reported features during his/her time at Campus Progress.

After completing the program, fellows should have developed the clips, experience, and relationships to launch a career in journalism. The ideal candidate will be able to spend at least one day a week in our Washington, D.C. office (but this is not mandatory) and will have some experience working and/or interning at a college or professional publication. He or she should be self motivated, eager to report stories, and comfortable working at a rapidly changing new-media outlet. Because this position is new, the candidate should be flexible and open to direction and change.

The fellow will be asked to make a one-year commitment. He or she will receive a $6,000 stipend over the course of the year for his/her work. Because this is a part-time, contract position, hours will be very flexible.

To apply, please send resume and clips to Rob Anderson at randerson@americanprogress.org. Please also answer the following questions:

-What interests you about this opportunity? (500 words max)

-Why are you uniquely qualified for this position? (500 words max)

-Please provide three ideas for long-form reported pieces for our website. For each, please explain how your idea is new/important, who you would interview, and why you believe this would interest Campus Progress’ audience.

-Please provide two ideas for a non-traditional feature (i.e., not an article, but a slideshow, interactive graph/timeline, video, etc.) that you could create with the help of our multimedia team.

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