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Higher Ed Media Fellow

WW Foundation, Remote, Work from USA

Work at WW Foundation

Salary: $10,000 award

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Contract


The Higher Education Media Fellowship at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars supports U.S. journalists interested in learning more about and covering issues related to post-secondary career and technical education (CTE).

Each Fellow will be awarded $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards the reporting project. The six-month program begins with an expense-paid post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) symposium. Following the symposium, Fellows must complete a reporting project, such as a special report or series.

The Fellowship is open to U.S. journalists who are education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues. Potential Fellows will be early- and mid-career journalists interested in deepening and expanding their understanding of postsecondary education with a specific emphasis on CTE. Print, radio, TV, multimedia, and online editors and journalists from local and national publications and digital-only news platforms are eligible, as are freelancers who target mainstream/corporate and independent media outlets.

Potential applicants must apply online through the Citizens & Scholars application portal here.

The online application includes:

-Statement of interest: In 500 words or less, please tell us your interest in pursuing this Fellowship opportunity and why you would be a good candidate.

-Three (3) work samples: Please provide links to and PDF copies of three work samples published within the past five years. These samples should be your best recent work. Links will be submitted as a part of the application, PDF versions will be included in the supplemental items packet that you will upload.

-Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: These letters (1-2 pages in length) should evaluate your reporting interests; assess the quality of your journalistic work; explain how the award will benefit your professional development; briefly discuss your reporting qualifications; and assess your commitment to quality coverage of issues facing American education. Letters of recommendation are requested and submitted through the online application portal.

  • At least one letter of recommendation should be from an editor or supervisor and include a statement of support for completing the requirements of this Fellowship. If freelance, the letter with statement of support for the reporting project must be written by an appropriate editor at an independent news outlet.
  • The other letter may come from anyone in the applicant’s professional network. It may not come from a family member.

Applications are due August 5, 2022.

About WW Foundation

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the WW Foundation) prepares leaders and engages networks of people and organizations to meet urgent education challenges. The overarching goal is to shape an informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizenry.

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