The Texas Observer Seeks a Summer Editorial Fellow

Editorial Fellow, Summer

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SUMMER 2021 EDITORIAL FELLOWSHIP. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 29.

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. The fellow should be based in Texas during the program, and plan to do in-person reporting, safety permitting.

To apply: Editorial fellow applicants should submit a brief cover letter, résumé, and no more than three published clips or other appropriate reporting/writing samples to [email protected].

Observer fellowships may be done for course credit where offered. The editorial fellow is paid an $8,100 stipend for the semester/summer.

We expect and encourage editorial fellows to generate as much bylined material as motivation and skill will allow. 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 magazine 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 nonprofit, mission-driven journalism and longform narrative.

Start date is March 1, 2021. End date is September 3, 2021.

Website: www.texasobserver.org

Location: Austin, TX.

The Texas Observer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation.

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.

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