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.
- 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).
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