50.50 feminist investigative journalism fellowship 2018 – England, United Kingdom (Funded)

Application Deadline: February 15th 2018

50.50 is the section of the independent media platform openDemocracy.net covering women’s rights, gender and sexuality. We are looking for two part-time feminist investigative journalism fellows to work with editors Claire Provost and Lara Whyte on in-depth and investigative reports for the series tracking the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights.


  • Fellows may be based anywhere in the world.
  • Previous experience in journalism, research, and multimedia storytelling is welcome. Most importantly, you are a creative, critical thinker and collaborative team player.
  • We’re looking for young women and trans writers, from anywhere in the world, with ideas and enthusiasm for original, feminist investigative journalism.
  • Applicants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, living in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Fellowships will run for three months, and can begin in March or June 2018.
  • Each fellow will be expected to work with editors on 2-3 reports, and to prepare for and attend weekly (virtual) editorial meetings.
  • Fellows will be paid per story – up to £330 ($450) per report.
  • They will also receive ongoing mentorship and practical training.
  • Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on specific topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview skills, and feature writing, depending on projects and fellows’ needs.

Application Procedure:

  • These are not full-time positions, and can run alongside other responsibilities.
  • They may suit freelancers or researchers wishing to pivot towards investigations. You should be able to dedicate approximately 7-8 hours to this fellowship each week.
  • You must be comfortable researching and writing in English (with other language skills of course welcome).
  • You must have reliable internet access and be able to join virtual meetings (for example via Skype).

For More Information:

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