Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship-WTTW News (paid)

WTTW Inc, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60290


Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship Program

offers a recent college graduate the opportunity for hands-on work in research, writing, reporting and producing for WTTW News, wttw.com/news and the Chicago Tonight television program.

WTTW News is a premier public media source for Chicago news focusing specifically on politics, education, business, culture, science/technology and health coverage. WTTW News includes television (Chicago Tonight), digital (wttw.com/news), and social platforms. Chicago Tonight is a nightly public affairs program that airs on WTTW, Chicago's PBS station, as well as on YouTube, Facebook and our website.

The fellowship is offered through the

Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship Program,

which helps

build diversity in the next generation of media producers and addresses a vital need for opportunities for young adults from under-represented communities. The experience gained through these internship opportunities helps to provide a more prepared and diverse pool of trained media professionals.


The McCarter Fellowship is a six-month, full-time fellowship that runs from February - August 2024. The fellow will be paid $18 an hour and work a 40-hour workweek.

The fellow will be exposed to a full range of editorial duties at WTTW News. Opportunities could include: field producing (setting up and shooting interviews and b-roll); producing segments (identifying guests, conducting pre-interviews, cutting video drop-ins); research; working with correspondents, hosts, and other producers; original reporting for the website; and the creation of interactive features using traditional and new media storytelling elements.

McCarter Family fellowships will be offered to individuals from under-represented communities. Applicants must also be recent college graduates who have been out of school 12 months or less who seek to build their skills in order to enter the journalism and/or media production field.

Application ProcessInclude a cover letter on why you want to be a McCarter Fellow and how you think you could contribute to WTTW News. Please include specifics about the kind of work you want to pursue and how it would fit in with the work we are doing.

Applicants must also submit a resume.

Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is a core value at WTTW|WFMT. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. WTTW|WFMT is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. WTTW|WFMT will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.