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Emp Type:
Democracy Now! News Production Fellowship
Main Duties:
Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career journalists develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to a fast-paced newsroom and build their skills as a journalist. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour. We are currently accepting applications for our News Production Fellowship.
Required Knowledge:
A successful News Production Fellow will thrive in a deadline-driven daily news environment and be an avid consumer of daily global news, following a variety of news sources (both commercial and independent) on a daily basis. S/he will demonstrate a passion for Democracy Now!'s independent news mission and be a strong team player with a great attitude and a professional demeanor at all times. The workday begins as early as 5:30am ET, to coincide with the live daily TV & radio newscast at 8:00am ET.
Required Experience:
Responsibilities include: • Writing, proofreading and copyediting script for the show including our morning headlines (news briefs). • Working with the production team during the live morning show. • Researching stories and pitches, fact-checking and preparing memos and show briefs for production team and show hosts. • Helping identify, research, pre-interview and book show guests, and coordinate logistics for guests. • Supporting producers and social media team in writing and editing content for web and social media. • Other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: • One to two years of professional news writing and/or reporting experience. • Obsessed with national and global news and commitment to the mission of Democracy Now! • Strong copywriting and editing skills, detail oriented, and can meet daily deadlines. • Creative, flexible and comfortable with the pressures of a live news environment. • Tech-savvy, familiar with most social media platforms and interested in learning new technologies and systems.  • Bilingual (Spanish / English) a plus. • Video skills a plus.
Special Requirement:
Application Process:
Session Term
1 year Application Deadline
Applications must be received no later than February 5, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on January 16, 2018, so applying early is recommended. To Apply Submit the following no later than February 5, 2018 online at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on January 16, 2018, so applying early is recommended. • A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment. • The names and contact information for two references. • 2-3 work samples, at least one of which is a news story you've worked on, and an explanation of your role in producing the piece. • A cover letter that addresses the following points: • Why are you a good fit for this position? • How and when did you first discover Democracy Now!? • Where did you hear about this position? No phone calls, please.