We’re currently accepting applications for our editorial fellowship. The application deadline is August 1. The fellow is expected to start on August 31.
The fellowship program is designed to open up working opportunities for those whose economic circumstances might otherwise limit their ability to pursue a career in investigative journalism (hence the stipend). Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Observer fellowships may be taken for course credit where so offered. The editorial fellow is paid an $16,200 stipend for six months of work. We ask for a commitment of about 30 hours per week, but we’re reasonably flexible about scheduling.
Successful Observer fellows will research, report, and write. They will check facts and proof pages. They will attend weekly story meetings and learn how to develop a successful pitch. They will work under the direct mentorship of skilled editors and nationally recognized reporters to produce substantive work for one of the nation’s last bastions of noncommercial, mission-driven journalism and longform narrative.
Send cover letter, résumé, and no more than three published clips or other appropriate reporting/writing samples to email@example.com.
About us: We are a storied publication with a proud tradition of independent ass-kicking reporting and commentary. In the last few years, our reporters have won an Emmy, a National Magazine Award, a first-place Society of Professional Journalists award, and a Hillman Prize. We’re a nonprofit with a strong public service mission; we seek to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that makes a difference.
We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, national origin, veteran or disability status.