The Forward, the independent national Jewish news organization, is offering a one-year reporting fellowship that will provide an early-career journalist with the opportunity to hone reporting, writing and research skills by working alongside seasoned reporters and editors. The Fellow will publish stories in our print and online editions and learn firsthand how to present a daily multimedia website that attracts hundreds of thousands of monthly unique visits at the same time as producing a 30,000-circulation weekly print newspaper.
The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. We are committed to independent reporting on contemporary news, politics, arts and culture in the Jewish world.
We are seeking young journalists who are self-starters and show initiative in spotting and pursuing stories, have excellent critical-thinking skills, the ability to synthesize information quickly and accurately, and who are willing to work long hours as part of a team to produce excellent stories.
Knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and affairs are a plus. He or she will have a paid union job with generous health coverage and will work alongside the reporting staff while receiving mentoring by an experienced editor and taking part in the same professional opportunities afforded the staff. The goal of the program is to provide young journalists with an opportunity to learn more about reporting, writing and multimedia via a hands-on experience and with close supervision from seasoned editors.
The ideal candidate already has good writing and reporting skills and also has familiarity with computer-assisted investigative reporting. As well as working with experienced editors to produce regular articles for print and web, the fellow will write and edit online features and blog posts, and have the opportunity to produce audio and video segments. The reporter should be able to spot stories of Jewish interest not covered in the mainstream media, or look for uncovered angles in those that do make the MSM.
To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Dan Friedman, managing editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Forward Fellowship Application 2013” in the subject line.