Newsroom Fellowship at Boston University: (Deadline 31 December 2020)

Newsroom Fellowship at Boston University: (Deadline 31 December 2020)

Newsroom Fellowship at Boston University: (Deadline 31 December 2020)

Details

Boston University WBUR News Group calls applications for Newsroom Fellowship in the United States of America. The WBUR Newsroom Fellowship is a yearlong program for journalists eager to pursue a career in public media. Applicants should be recent graduates or early-career journalists who are ambitious, hold a passion for public radio, are looking to build reporting and production skills, and have a demonstrated experience with and commitment to advancing issues of underrepresented voices in public radio.

 Position Summary

The Newsroom Fellowship at Boston University provides hands-on training in every aspect of public media journalism. Fellows will develop their skills under the guidance of WBUR’s editors and producers and will have opportunities to work alongside newsroom journalists. Fellows will be active members of the WBUR newsroom, involved in the production of news at every level – from morning editorial meetings to field reporting, to story mixing and publishing. With this fellowship, WBUR seeks to cultivate the talent and develop the skills of emerging journalists so that they may grow in their careers and become the next generation of reporters and newsroom leaders.

This role performs editorial tasks for programs, daypart producers, and editors as assigned, including radio, online, social media, and podcasts. The position prepares and oversees interviews and segments and works with Hosts and Editors to research, write, and oversee the production of interview segments for broadcast or on-line. The incumbent helps with operations desk logistics and is expected to generate story ideas, book guests, conduct research, produce audio, and assist in writing copy for any platform. The position is expected to work with regular supervision.

Requirements

Candidates must have the following criteria for Newsroom Fellowship at Boston University

  • Open to candidates who have recently received — or are about to receive — an undergrad or graduate degree, or who have recently embarked on a career in journalism.
  • 1-3 years of experience.

Boston University

Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts.  The university has more than 3,900 faculty members and nearly 33,000 students and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is located in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

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