Election Integrity Fellow

Employer
WhoWhatWhy
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Monthly Stipend
Posted
Jan 27, 2019
Specialty
News & Journalism
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Internship, Part Time

 

The Position

Are you a current student or recent graduate looking to gain journalism experience in a unique environment? Are you passionate about American democracy, fighting voter suppression, and making a difference? The groundbreaking investigative news site WhoWhatWhy is looking for an election integrity fellow to join our reporting team. The election integrity fellowship is focused on journalism exposing the many ways elected officials charged with ensuring voters' rights and honest elections, continue to fail in their duty, with ominous implications for the 2020 election.  You will work from your location, learning the craft of exceptional investigative journalism from experienced editors. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn how to be a specialized, nuanced journalist. Plus, you will earn a monthly stipend.


Expectations

We are looking for a passionate go-getter, who is eager to learn and already knowledgeable on or interested in the issue of voter suppression to a certain degree. You will be expected to “own” the election integrity beat and write an average of three stories per month with the guidance and supervision of our politics editor and editorial team. You must be willing to commit to do this job for a minimum of 6 months. This is a part-time position with flexible hours. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly online. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.  If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, strive for excellence, and can commit quality time to refining your journalism skills and producing solid work, please apply.

To Apply

If you think you want to be a part of a news site that is breaking barriers and influencing how the public thinks about systemic issues, send a resume and detailed cover letter to hr@whowhatwhy.org. Please describe previous journalism experience and indicate that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you.

Requirements

  • A hunger to learn and grow as a reporter
  • Some previous journalism experience
  • Passion for election integrity issues, especially voter suppression
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months
     

 

Benefits

  • Learn from  accomplished editors and reporters while earning a stipend
  • Be part of an exciting, up-and-coming enterprise
  • Have your byline featured on our site
  • Make a difference

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